Advanced IP Pipeline: It seems like technologies that now make it possible to inspect networks at the packet level are converging with a greater concern for network security. Is that where ConSentry's headed?
Jeff Prince: It's funny, because I spent earlier parts of my career solving every problem in the LAN by throwing bandwidth at it. You can fix QoS by throwing bandwidth at it. But now there's an infrastructure out in the LAN that's just this huge pile of bandwidth, and anyone can get at it. The situation now is that it's unlimited bandwidth with which bad things can propagate.
We've moved beyond just forwarding packets. Now it's about controlling what gets on the network and what has access to what, because with that unlimited bandwidth you can do very large amounts of damage very quickly if you can't control it.
The other thing that happened is that networks are no longer static. Now half the computers [on an enterprise network] get up at the end of the day and walk out the front door, then go plug into untrusted sources, then come back into your building. So things are coming into your building that you can't control. The concept of a 'perimeter' is changing a lot.