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Discussion: As more and more businesses see the value in social media applications like Twitter and Facebook, they face a big dilemma: allow these applications to go through their current network without the proper security infrastructure or block them altogether.  Nir Zuk, co-founder and CTO of Palo Alto Networks, says the next big thing in this industry is extending security from basic web-browsing and email to all applications, including social media.  Bridging this gap is critical because no company wants to compromise either their security or their ability to interact with their customers.

Source: BBC news

Date: April 27, 2011

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13212528

Question for discussion:

  • According to Zuk, when it comes to network security companies, why is specialization so critical?

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