IDC Expands Its Internet Security Research Team

FRAMINGHAM, MASS – SEPTEMBER 18, 2000 – IDC's Software research group today announced two new analysts have joined its Internet Security program — Charles J. Kolodgy, research manager, and Brian Burke, research analyst.

Kolodgy will execute primary research projects in this program and analyze markets for both vendor and user customers. He will cover the following markets: encryption, public key infrastructure (PKI), certificate authorities, and intrusion detection software.

Burke will also provide coverage of PKI, certificate authority, and intrusion detection systems, in addition to other security areas such as biometrics, email scanning, Web filtering, firewalls, anti-virus software, and 3A (authentication, administration, and authorization).

“These analysts' combination of industry experience, analytical insight, and customer support skills will increase our responsiveness and depth of coverage,” said Chris Christiansen, program director of IDC's Internet Security research.

Kolodgy comes to IDC with an impressive background as an analyst and manager at the National Security Agency. During his 16-year employment, he held a variety of positions within the Information Systems Security Organization. His accomplishments include managing the restructuring of business methods under which commercial products were evaluated for government use and being a technical analyst assisting companies exporting strong cryptography.

Kolodgy's extensive knowledge in cryptographic technologies, standards, and products will enhance IDC's research and analysis. He has expertise in working with companies that incorporate cryptography into products to meet specific business needs and also understands the threats to ecommerce and privacy and the products designed to combat such threats.

Burke spent the past year working as an inquiry analyst in IDC's Software research group. In this role, he provided coverage for IDC's entire Software research program, including infrastructure software (security software, operating environments, system management software), enterprise applications (ERM, CRM, ASPs), and application development and deployment (application integration, information and data management, application design and construction tools).

Prior to joining IDC, Burke spent over four years with GartnerGroup Inc. as manager of Client Care.

For more information on IDC's Internet Security program and related research, please contact Christiansen at 508-935-4148 or cchristiansen@idc.com, Kolodgy at 508-935-4014 or ckolodgy@idc.com, or Burke at 508-935-4252 or bburke@idc.com.

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