March 30, 2011 2:25 pm

From the Founder’s Desk: March 30, 2011

It took Detroit almost 20 years to fix their quality problems….how long will it take the largest security vendors to do the same?? Last week it was RSA, this week it’s McAfee…

The biggest security vendors are facing very serious credibility issues with their customers. We know and have been saying Layer 3 security products from incumbent security vendors simply don’t work for customers…it is becoming clear that the same products that generate billions of dollars of revenues for the incumbent security vendors are useless in defending security vendors’ own networks!!! So, what have they been selling all these years??!!

The $30 billion-dollar cyber security industry is facing its biggest credibility test. As an emerging player with the industry’s leading Layer 7 security platform, Bayshore Networks is urging the largest players such as McAfee, RSA, Cisco, Symantec, and Juniper to take a hard look at their security product portfolio and start selling products that can actually secure the networks and applications. Perhaps they can start from their own networks, and deploy Layer 7 security internally.

Detroit finally did it, with a visionary CEO (at Ford) and two government bailouts (at GM and Chrysler). Let’s hope our industry can do much better than that.

Full Network World article here