Today's information systems contribute significantly to the achievement of company's objectives such as:
- Productivity improvement and competitive advantage gains
- Regulation compliance (Basel II, Sarbanes Oxley act ...)
- Services delivery in accordance to customers' expectations while achieving a defined level of availability and security.
In this context, companies of all sizes must face the challenge of protecting the flux of processed information, as it is necessary to protect other type of corporate property such as buildings and equipment.
The increased reliance on data processing equipment requires from companies extra care to ensure the integrity, availability and confidentiality of the managed informations.
The pooling of information through local area networks, and the necessary interconnection with the outside world generates security gaps and provides new possibilities for spy, pirates, vandals and other malicious individuals or organisation to compromise valuable information or simply to harm your enterprise.