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As the security industry takes a breath and starts
decompressing after a very busy RSA Conference, now’s the perfect time for
channel executives to take stock of the trending topics this year and examine
what they mean for the business moving forward in 2012. Based on the lines for popular sessions and
the Moscone corridor chatter, it was clear that two themes reigned supreme this
year: mobile security and the impact of big data on security. When such weighty
topics worry the minds of CIOs, the channel necessarily needs to pay attention.
Here’s how I think these two themes translate to partners.
With so many security firms releasing their own flavor of
mobile security products lately, it’s up to channel partners to do the homework
for their clients and figure out where all of the disparate pieces fit
together. At the moment vendors are inundating the market with security
offerings with MDM add-ons because most of the more established MDM players are
focused mostly on IT ops problems rather than security issues. At Websense for
example, we have taken a more holistic approach to mobile
security, integrating MDM with Web and mobile application as well as data
loss prevention for the mobile device. However, we realize that that is still
only part of the mobile picture—solutions like ours are a big piece but only a
piece of the overall mobile security framework. Just like in any developing market where
point products have yet to fully merge, partners need to be able to step in and
provide their integration expertise to act as the glue that binds those
products into a meaningful solution.
The intersection of
social media, web applications, cheap storage hardware and mobile access has
proven to revolutionize business and amplify user productivity. But it also
sowed the seeds of a problem that is just starting to bear fruit. What happens
when all of these data feeds--accessed by an increasing roster of users on an
exploding number of devices—prove to bump against the limitations of the
traditional database management system and analytics architectures? That’s the problem of big data. As
organizations are coming up with solutions using new tools like NoSQL, Hadoop
and HIVE to cope, the law of unintended consequences comes to bear. The
security implications of storing and inspecting data within these new
architectures are still being explored. It is up to partners to start learning
about these now and advise their clients with disciplined risk formulas that
measure the opportunities and risks of rapidly deploying such unknown