IDC’s 2nd Annual Security Forum East to Focus on Reliable Infrastructure Security and Business Continuity Solutions

FRAMINGHAM, MA – June 21, 2005 – Protecting data and identities presents significant challenges to most organizations, many of whom are learning that security solutions are not a "nice to have," but a requirement for survival and an integral part of a successful business strategy. To help organizations meet these security challenges, the 2nd annual IDC Security Forum East: Minimize Risk Through Infrastructure Security and Business Continuity features two dedicated tracks focusing on infrastructure security and business continuity.

The interactive one-day forum, to be held September 19th at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City, will provide IT and security executives with practical tools for overcoming specific day-to-day challenges around risk management, perimeter defense, compliance, vulnerability management, policy enforcement, intrusion detection and prevention, as well as measuring the ROI on their efforts. Attendees will benefit from the forum's educational, networking, and collaboration opportunities.

Attendees will also take home advice and insights from expert practitioners and security decision-makers on topics such as:

— A New World of Corporate Security: Proactive Strategies for Converging Systems and Security Management

— Building an Integrated Security Architecture to Achieve Business Optimization

— Overcoming the Policy and Business Challenges in Securing Wireless and Mobile Workers

— Making Smart Security Investments and Showing ROI

Sponsors and Partners of the IDC Security Forum East include: Ernst & Young, Fortinet, Foundry Networks, Patchlink, Websense, CSO Magazine, Contingency Planning Exchange, The Wall Street Journal, InfoWorld, Mobile Enterprise Magazine, Software Magazine, and WITI.

For more information or to register for this conference, please visit http://www.idc.com/securityeast05.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jess Black at 508-988-7995 or jrblack@idc.com. Complimentary press passes are available for qualified journalists. To request a press pass, please contact Reagen Brown at 508-988-7557 or rbrown@idc.com.

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