November 17, 2012
Enterprise Solutions Week in Review
By David Gitonga
TMCnet Contributing Writer
Data security for enterprises and small business has always been a concern, and this week, the enterprise solutions vertical has seen the release of two such solutions. The security industry, led by Panduit and Comguard, unveiled M2M security solutions and innovative firewall solutions with very specific features.
Susan Campbell highlighted how Panduit solutions are helping enterprises protect valuable corporate assets in a number of ways. The comprehensive post showed how network-enabled IP cameras can be integrated with software to provide voice and face detection. Security systems can now be connected to e-mails, alerting you of a possible breach thereby dispatching law enforcement officers.
Of course, the technical aspects of setting up and supporting these technologies are critical and demanding – this is where Panduit comes in. Panduit aims to offer a full range of solutions that address these needs. The company assesses, designs, implements and manages the physical infrastructure to help protect corporate assets.
This week also saw Comguard launch a revolutionary firewall solution that has a very specific set of features. The firewall can filter certain pieces of an application by monitoring packet data that is coming in and going out and individual packets based on the information carried.
gateProtect (News - Alert) is able to sniff, analyze and block any traffic that could possibly be malicious based on a company’s IT security requirements.
The SaaS market continues to develop. Investments in this area have been driven by big data and enterprise mobility. In a post written by Erin Harrison, it is clear that enterprises are heavily investing in SaaS (News - Alert) technologies with the second quarter of 2012 alone seeing almost 63 investment deals which added up to $678 million. No doubt vendors are expecting significant returns in the SaaS sector in the near future.
In other enterprise solutions news, iBasis, a retail prepaid calling and data services provider, recently switched to AMS-IX Inter-IPX in a move to bring down operational costs.