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Source: ComputerWorld AU - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security Internet Security Systems Chairman, CEO and President Tom Noonan says customers increasingly are looking for security platforms that do two basic things: Let the good guys in and keep the bad guys out. He spoke with Network World's Editor in Chief John Dix and News Editor Bob Brown. Here is an edited transcript of Noonan's thoughts on a host of topics.

Today the argument is more platforms vs. suites. Best-of-breed product companies don't exist in any way, shape or form anymore. The vast majority of our customers are asking us to do more. They can't maintain all these relationships with tiny security companies. Point products don't address the evolution of threats on the network either. The industry has been reacting for over a decade in a short-term, pragmatic way to new threats. When the threat was spam, we had an anti-spam device. When we discovered spyware, we got anti-spyware products. Next year when the threat is lions, tigers and bears, we'll have anti-lion, anti-tiger and anti-bear products. But I have corporations saying: Time out. I can't keep adding another box on each network connection or another software application on the desktop. That's why we're offering a system to control any kind of threat and that's extensible.

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