Mobile devices are becoming intelligent front-ends for corporate applications, capable of capturing and storing information locally, and then exchanging that information with the company when connectivity is available.
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Service-oriented architecture changes the security equation by introducing a greater reliance on third parties for application development and operation. But according to Ray Wagner, managing vice president of information security and privacy at Gartner, this is a matter of degree rather than an introduction of a totally new security exposure.
Since about 2003, service-oriented architecture (SOA) has been touted as the network-based, next-generation computing environment, replacing the client-server architecture of the 1990s.
In the increasingly federated, network-based IT environment, perimeter security is important, but not sufficient by itself to protect a company’s secrets, says Mike Rothman, president and principal analyst of Security Incite and a former Meta Group security analyst.