Getting better all the time
Some of the experts we spoke to believe that things are improving, though. Tom Rowley, a security strategist at Savvius, says that "in my experience there isn't a lot of tug-of-war between IT and security teams," beyond what you'd expect from "competition trying to get management to support one department or the other."
"The presence of pronounced and threatening common enemies has helped align priorities as all teams now see security as a core priority," said Mike Fey, president and COO of Blue Coat. "And security teams have begun to seek security vendors that understand and meet the rigorous performance requirements that today's complex networks demand. Most security teams will now not even consider a technology if the network operations team hasn't signed off; a departure from how things used to work and an obvious sign of growing unity." Here's hoping that unity reigns in your own workplace.
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