Cyber Security Institute

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Compliance drives security configuration management

Spending on products that monitor security configurations across various systems in an enterprise is on the rise and compliance initiatives are fueling the spending according to analysts who follow the market.  In many cases an auditor is coming in and saying that there are short comings in change and configuration management so we’re seeing more activity from in on the operations side.  While a number of niche players are capitalizing on the spending, some are broadening their reach as businesses seek vendors that can provide a wider range of services.  In a study conducted last year by Forrester, Altiris and BindView, security vendors that were both acquired by Symantec, were identified as the leaders in the market, followed by LANDesk Software and BigFix.  There’s no doubt that Symantec saw the security configuration management as a growing trend and needed to broaden the features of its product, Kark said.