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Source: IBM - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Server Security The focus of Internet security is to ensure private, authenticated communications between parties over the Internet or Intranets. Many of the security requirements are not that different from the requirements within a closed system complex. A closed system complex, however, may . . . The focus of Internet security is to ensure private, authenticated communications between parties over the Internet or Intranets. Many of the security requirements are not that different from the requirements within a closed system complex. A closed system complex, however, may rely more heavily on physical security and better management of resources. Businesses can no longer afford to sit in glass houses isolated and secured by physical barriers alone. They need to interact with many institutions such as suppliers, customers, partners, governments, and banks from around the world via the Internet. Many businesses have what it takes to make it in e-business: both the market-worthy offerings and the customers who are comfortable with conducting real business electronically. But one nagging thought won't go away: "how can I be confident that all my private data and transactions will be protected?" What does it take to be secure? IBMs Chairman, Lou Gerstner, told his audience at the December 1996 Internet World conference, "More than any other single factor, the potential of e-commerce hinges on people's confidence that the network can keep confidential transactions confidential, and private records private."

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