Posts Tagged ‘data’

How secure is your data?

Can midsized businesses afford not to have a robust, flexible and comprehensive data security policy?

The United States, it seems, eyes Europe’s data protection laws with a degree of envy. According to the New York Times, while the US has “a patchwork of state and federal laws and various agencies responsible for data protection,” Europe has it pretty much sorted.

“Data theft is not a major problem in Britain, Germany or France,” it says. “One reason may be that European countries have comprehensive national privacy laws and offices of data protection, led by privacy commissioners.” The newspaper cites professor Joel Reidenberg who says: “In the United States, we basically have a mess.” 

Sophos reinvents antivirus with Cloud lookup

Sophos Reinvents Antivirus With Cloud Lookup.

Sophos has become the latest security vendor to harness its antivirus software to a collective database based on cloud detection.

The company announced the loud-based ‘Live Protection’ system as part of the new version of its all-in-one business security client, Endpoint Data Protection 9.5.

PCs running the software still use local signature databases but in the event that the threat engine detects a file with suspicious design, or simply one it cannot classify, it can now reach out to the cloud database as a second line of checking. Files are quarantined until identified.

Storage market improving, says IDC research

Worldwide external disk storage systems factory revenues posted year-over-year growth of 17.1%, totaling $5.0 billion, in the first quarter of 2010 (1Q10), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker.

For the quarter, the total disk storage systems market grew to $6.7 billion in revenues, representing 18.8% growth from the prior year’s first quarter. Total disk storage systems capacity shipped reach 3,397 petabytes, growing 55.2% year over year.