Natalie Gagliordi

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Natalie Gagliordi is a senior writer for Red Ventures based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet.

Natalie Gagliordi has nothing to disclose. She does not hold investments in the technology companies she covers.

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Gartner dings Microsoft's security plans

Gartner dings Microsoft's security plans

"Microsoft's overriding goal should be to eliminate the need for AV anti-virus and AS anti-spyware products, not simply to enter the market with lookalike products at lower prices" Microsoft's security announcements this week have scared the bejesus out of independent anti-spyware companies, but they can take some comfort in the fact thatthe companydoesn'tseem to know exactly what it will deliver and how, and how it fits in its overall strategy.

February 17, 2005 by in Security

Virus slowdown opens door for other security projects

Virus slowdown opens door for other security projects

A year ago, 54% of security spending was aimed at keeping viruses, worms, spam, spyware and other cyber threats outside the perimeter; now it’s at 33%.  Meanwhile, authentication and encryption have gained to account for over one quarter of security projects, a big jump from just 7% a year ago.

August 9, 2005 by in Security

Sophos top considered email security vendor

Sophos top considered email security vendor

A BT Trax analysis of site data since the start of the year shows that Sophos is number one in overall reader consideration for email security, achieved from a modest asset base of 4% of resources in our IT Directory. Webroot and CipherTrust are a close 2nd & 3rd from smaller asset bases.

August 30, 2005 by in Security

Reasonable-man test for data privacy

Reasonable-man test for data privacy

Meta Group reports that it has seen a jump in the number of inquires related to database security and compliance throughout 2004. It looks like most large organizations are confused over how to react to the tidal wave of regulation that has given them a sense of urgency to drop everything and tackle data privacy.

January 18, 2005 by in Security

Security defense plans increase 50%

Security defense plans increase 50%

One of the most interesting findings from ZDNet's annual study of enterprise security is the degree to which organizations have matured with respect to implementing formal plans for defense. Take a look at the data on the percentage of respondent organizations that have a comprehensive security plan in place.

January 11, 2005 by in Security