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Re: Management vs. IT staff (was: Re: IPS vs. Firewalls)
From: ArkanoiD <ark () eltex net>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 13:02:36 +0300

nuqneH,

On Thu, Feb 02, 2006 at 06:54:08PM +0100, Patrick M. Hausen wrote:

(I'd even say that anyone who seriously claim that IPS can replace firewall
is stupid moron with lack of understanding even security basics, and if
those people are allowed to make technical decisions your company has damn
big management problems)

Now, what a clever marketing pull to call these devices
"Intrusion Prevention Systems", wasn't it?

[dd]


But I do blame CEOs for making decisions on certain products
a "strategic" issue and part of their domain at all!

That's what i call "big management problems". A stupid moron is not a person 
who does not have a clue in some technical matters - no one can know everyting 
- but a clueless one who pretends he does and who makes decisions instead of 
delegating this function to a competent person.

"Strategic". This makes me sick.


IMHO this is one of the main reasons for many bad products in
the field. Remember MS ads: "The network that doesn't need an admin ..."
Stuff like that makes me want to bang my head against a wall.
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