Stories by Brian Fonseca

Survey: Corporate IT still vulnerable to computer attack

Corporate information systems remain porous against cyberattacks, and many IS managers do not consider security practices and policies to be a top priority in their organization, according to a survey by Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) this week.

TechTracker ITX probes software usage on PCs

Diverging from the frenzy that traditionally embodies Comdex's fall show, many end-users are window shopping less this year and honing in on key products to will help them maximize efficiency in their enterprises.

MSSP Clean Communicatons adds IDS protection

Clean Communications on Monday will unveil an intrusion detection service (IDS) as the newest complement to its managed security services provider (MSSP) offering. A blitzkrieg of computer assaults and security threats raining down on end-users over the last six months is prompting stronger considerations toward managed security, industry analysts say.

Shoring up internal system security

As users gear up to protect systems against external cyberterrorism threats, they also will have to consider locking down internal security by better managing the identity of their end-users.

Compaq Global Services eyes wireless windfall

Compaq Computer Corp. Global Services announced a portfolio of consulting and support services on Tuesday designed to help customers deploy, manage and construct infrastructure to enable wireless enterprise applications.

Courion, Novell roll out network protection products

Novell and Courion introduced separate security products on Monday that take aim at filling basic security lapses, ranging from self-service password authentication to Web-based application and network access.

ISPCon: Sun launches Destination ASP

Joining the ranks of hardware players determined to assist ISVs push toward a service provider model of business, Sun Microsystems Inc. unveiled its Destination ASP program at ISPCon this week.

Focused ASPs seek second wind

Pressure on IT spending and service improvements are breathing new life into the struggling ASP (application service provider) model, with financial services, health care, and government sectors in particular turning anew to application hosting.

EYT announces ASP and managed services branding

EYT, formerly Ernst & Young Technologies, on Tuesday unveiled IBEAM, intended as the foundation for the company's application service provider (ASP) and managed services suite offering.

IBM gives Identrus a lift

As IBM gears up for its SecureWorld security conference in Washington next Monday, Big Blue lent a major helping hand to secure business-to-business this week with the introduction of a new security testing lab and products to help support Identrus.

CA shareholders urged to oust Wang

The seesaw battle that could determine the fate of Computer Associates International Inc.'s future took a surprising twist on Monday, as Institutional Shareholders Services (ISS) announced it was changing course and now supports efforts by the group led by investor Sam Wyly to wrestle control of the software giant away from company Chairman Charles Wang.

ASPs to burn bright in U.S. health care sector

Despite stunted growth and sagging fortunes in traditional IT market arenas, Gartner Dataquest Inc. Thursday said ASPs (application service providers) can expect strong growth in the outsourcing-hungry U.S. health care sector in the next four years.

IBM Global Services flexes Web-hosting muscle

IBM Global Services, considered by some analysts to be a sleeping giant among the struggling managed hosting services provider market, announced a set of 30 new service offerings for its Web-hosting customers on Tuesday.