A new approach of treating network security as a software application has produced better flexibility in deployment.
Brookfield Multiplex has standardised on Websense web security software and cloud-based email security services to provide safe and secure internet and email access for its 2000-strong workforce.
Recent converts to VMware say they have had to change the way they approach security, in order to cope with their new virtual environments.
The virtualisation giant's VMsafe API will allow third party security vendors to apply security policies within the hypervisor itself.
Vendors are beginning to offer virtual security appliances and software packages.
Writer David Mortman examines the issues that will prove a hassle for security in 2009, including virtualisation, software as a service and web apps.