When it comes to providing adequate security for e-business initiatives and information management, corporations must think about more than just firewalls. In fact, companies should be reconsidering their entire approach to network security.

“Traditional network security has focused solely on keeping intruders out using tools such as firewalls,” says a new whitepaper on security from Tivoli. “To date, organizations have controlled and managed access to resources by building authorization and authentication into each e-business application, but this piecemeal approach is time-consuming, error-prone and expensive to build.” Traditional tools such as firewalls are designed to exclude potential intruders. In contrast, an e-business security system supports the business need to let in selected outsiders.

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