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December - 2007 - issue > CEO Spot Light

The Future belongs to Hybrid Solutions

Parag Pruthi
Friday, December 7, 2007
Parag Pruthi
IP networks, applications, and business services require a very high degree of availability and protection of information and data. Next-generation technologies will revolutionize the way networks and services are protected and managed.

Security is the key concern we witness in the area of information and content management. Many of NIKSUN’s, as well as other companies’, customers are highly concerned about data leakage, Intellectual Property (IP) leakage, and related security issues. Today’s globally integrated IP networks, applications, and services are tightly coupled. Understanding the complex interactions to ensure that the network, applications, and services are robust and secure requires a revolutionary and not just a traditional approach.

In the network place, the trend is moving away from infrastructure management to services and business management. It’s all becoming application driven. The more flexible the service you provide to your client, the more attractive the solution becomes. And then obviously, software as a service (SaaS) is also taking off within industry trends and fast becoming a legitimate business model.

Hosted solutions as a software services require the security and robustness of network, and services offering availability from anywhere to anyone 24x7. We may recall that people were hacking for fun some years ago; but now this has become a business, whether it is motivated by nationalistic sentiments or financial gains. Thus, protection against content leakage, denial of service and hackers (internal and external) are also important at multiple levels such as networks and applications.

Basically, sources of information and content will become, and are fast becoming, extremely widespread and rich. High-resolution video chat has become common nowadays, whereas it was a distant dream some years ago. IPTV will be here in a major way. Bandwidth to support these applications is also increasing whether it is wired or wireless. Therefore, appropriate management and security solution development and deployment also need to be planned simultaneously and executed accordingly. Obviously, once video becomes mainstream, you need 100s of GB of bandwidth to experience its full potential. The scale of management and security is exponentially increasing.

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