David Strom

David Strom writes and speaks about networking and communications topics for ITworld, Network World and other publications. He can be reached through his web site, or on Twitter @dstrom.

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Mastering email security with DMARC, SPF and DKIM

Mastering email security with DMARC, SPF and DKIM

The three main email security protocols complement one another, so implementing them all provides the best protection. That’s easier said than done, but these tips can help.

SandBlast Mobile simplifies mobile security

SandBlast Mobile simplifies mobile security

Check Point's SandBlast Mobile fits in between mobile device managers and security event log analyzers, and actually makes it easier to manage the overall security footprint of your entire mobile device fleet.

Securing the smart home

Securing the smart home

First in a series of articles on the best ways to deploy and secure smart home technology.

Zix wins 5-vendor email encryption shootout

Zix wins 5-vendor email encryption shootout

In this review, we looked at five email encryption products, four of which employ encryption gateways and one that’s end-to-end. The gateways usually rely on plug-ins to Outlook and browsers so you can continue using your existing...

Check Point SandBlast takes endpoint protection to another level

Check Point SandBlast takes endpoint protection to another level

Check Point has long been known as a firewall company but it is reaching beyond its roots with a new series of protective technologies under its SandBlast line.

10 cutting-edge tools that take endpoint security to a new level

10 cutting-edge tools that take endpoint security to a new level

The 10 products we tested in this review go beyond proactive monitoring and endpoint protection and look more closely at threats. They evaluate these threats in a larger ecosystem, combining the best aspects from network intrusion...

7 trends in advanced endpoint protection

7 trends in advanced endpoint protection

After extensive testing of 10 advanced endpoint protection products, we have identified a series of broad industry trends.

How to buy endpoint security products

How to buy endpoint security products

While there is no single endpoint security product that can suit all situations, endpoint configurations and IT requirements, there are a few key things to consider in your purchase.

9-vendor authentication roundup: The good, the bad and the ugly

9-vendor authentication roundup: The good, the bad and the ugly

New ‘smart’ tokens and risk-based factors deliver tighter security, but setups remain complex and user interfaces need a facelift.

5 trends shaking up multi-factor authentication

5 trends shaking up multi-factor authentication

Perhaps the biggest surprise in our review of nine multi-factor authentication products is that physical tokens are making a comeback. Many IT managers were hoping that software-based tokens, which are easier to deploy and manage,...

Buyer’s Guide to 9 multi-factor authentication products

Buyer’s Guide to 9 multi-factor authentication products

The two-factor authentication market has moved toward what is now being called multi-factor authentication. One of the key features being new types of hardware-based tokens. Here are individual reviews of nine MFA products.

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