Why 2012 is a special year for Helsinki and why this matters for securityPosted 12 April 2012 by Angela Jennings
|Helsinki has been named World Design Capital for 2012.
As you might know, Design is not only about chairs, desktop and furniture…
The word comes from the late Middle English as a derivative word from Latin “Designare“, which means to indicate something for a purpose or duty.
As it happens for many concepts, the word has a definition but different meanings depending on the context where it is applied.
Just like Security.
Two important principles related to design are usability and ergonomics.
Both are related to improve people efficiency in their working environment.
The same two principles are not only related, but fundamentally important for Security.
When you design something, you mainly think about the purpose of that something in different contexts.
Because different usage contexts mean different needs to address, different perspectives, different angles.
Just like in Security planning.
Especially after Cloud Computing wave, there has been lots of talking about context-aware security.
To highlight and stress that security technologies and implementations should always consider the whole context of a session and not only a fragment of it.
For example, not limiting authentication to user credentials validation only but extend the analysis and validation to the whole “security posture” by assessing the hardware he’s using, the network he’s coming from, the strength of the authentication method used, etc.
At Stonesoft, we have blended all these important principles in our solutions from day one.
We offer dynamic, software based network security solutions that can adapt to the context where they are implemented, providing protection against the lastest and most dangerous threats: AETs.
We provide great usability both for security administrators and for users, to maximize the efficiency and user experience while minimizing impact on resources.
We can prove reduction of CAPEX and OPEX costs with real, tangible savings.
We believe in ergonomics principles applied to (e.g.) authentication, where users should be able to achieve strong authentication naturally, using methods and devices they learnt to use daily for multiple other purposes.
We offer secured authenticated access to the cloud, enabling universal access from multiple platforms and context-aware security.
We empower MSSPs to provide faster time-to-market for security services and most scalable solution to manage thousands customers with minimized OPEX.
Ins’t this… ergonomic Network Security by design?
- Post Title: Why 2012 is a special year for Helsinki and why this matters for security
- Date Posted: 12 April 2012
- Author: Angela Jennings
- Filed As: Advanced Evasion Techniques, AET, Authentication, Cloud, Cloud Services, Data Security, Database Security, Firewalls, Mobile VPN, Network Security, Network Traffic, Security News, SMC, SSL, SSL VPN, StoneGate, Stonesoft, VPN