My Notebook Sleeps Around
A number of vendors, including Roving Planet Inc. and Network Chemistry Inc. , among others, have developed tools designed to assist in the practice of safe networking. Functions in this space can include making sure a virus scanner is installed and up to date and security settings are in place and enforced. Centralized control is a must for enterprise-class installations of this class of software.
Client-side functionality is likely to be a must in the future for reasons of performance, security, and integrity. In the interim, users can do a lot by making sure file and printer sharing are off, ad-hoc connections are disabled, firewalls are turned on, files are encrypted, and... well, enough innuendo and metaphor for one blog entry.
— Craig Mathias is Principal Analyst at the Farpoint Group , an advisory firm specializing in wireless communications and mobile computing. Special to Unstrung