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Asset Management

Don MacVittie replies: For the purposes of our tests, we invited only vendors whose systems were capable of tracking both hardware and software, on multiple platforms. Our thinking was that IT's numerous assets--for example, SAN gear, switches, routers and hubs--can't be adequately tracked if only Windows is supported.

Configuresoft's ECM doesn't support any operating system other than Windows.

Not That Secure

In "Improve Security With Wireless" (Oct. 14, 2004), columnist David Willis does a great job defending the security of wireless networking. He is correct, of course, in pointing out that wireless security has improved substantially as a result of better encryption, endpoint authentication and other technologies that help prevent unwanted access.

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