Articles by Michael Prospero 

META Group assesses the automated security administration market

Pressure to demonstrate information security value will increase users' focus on metrics and highlight the need for unified security administration over the next year, according to the META Group. This, in turn, will spur further integration among activities surrounding threat management, intrusion detection, policy audits, vulnerability assessments, and forensic tests.

META Group says security suites don't work

META Group research indicates failure among vendors attempting to create comprehensive security integration schemes. While most users desire a single security vendor, in META Group's opinion, it is becoming apparent this is unlikely to occur. Instead, META Group expects most security vendors to focus more narrowly on tactical products to generate revenue.