A wealth of security information exists in our networks from a variety of
sources - policy servers, firewalls, switches, networking infrastructure,
defensive components, and more. Unfortunately, most of that information is
locked away in separate silos due to differences in products and
technologies, as well as by companies' organizational boundaries. Further
complicating the issue, information is stored in different formats and
communicated over different protocols.
An open standard from the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) offers the capability
to centralize communication and coordination of information to enable
security automation. The Interface for Metadata Access Points - IF-MAP for
short - is like Facebook for network and security technology, allowing
real-time sharing of information across a heterogeneous environment.
IF-MAP, part of TCG's Trusted Network Conne... (more)