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Why Do We Need Security?

In the ever changing world of global data communications, inexpensive Internet connections, and fast-paced software development, security is becoming more and more of an issue. Security is now a basic requirement because global computing is inherently insecure. As your data goes from point A to point B on the Internet, for example, it may pass through several other points along the way, giving other users the opportunity to intercept, and even alter it. It does nothing to protect your data center, other servers in your network, or a malicious user with physical access to your EnGarde system.