Linda Musthaler

Linda Musthaler is a Principal Analyst with Essential Solutions Corp. which researches the practical value of information technology and how it can make individual workers and entire organizations more productive. Essential Solutions offers consulting services to computer industry and corporate clients to help define and fulfill the potential of IT.


Tips for getting more value from your SIEM

Tips for getting more value from your SIEM

Security information and event management (SIEM) solutions need customization and continuous updating. The CEO of the MSSP Proficio provides his seasoned advice on how to get the most value from a SIEM

Do you know if "shadow IT" cloud services present a problem to your company?

The Cloud Security Alliance believes most companies don't know the scope of shadow IT cloud services, which pose many risks.

Secure Islands protects files with embedded classification, encryption and usage rights

Instead of putting protection around the device, application or storage, Secure Islands embeds classification and protection right into files

Is "data privacy" an oxymoron?

Our laws concerning the handling of private data are more about protecting the rights of business than the rights of the individual

Viptela brings Software-Defined WANs to the enterprise

Traditional WANs are too complex, too costly and too inflexible to support today's bandwidth-intensive services and applications. Viptela says SD-WANs can fix that.

Mobility is on the precipice of radically changing enterprise IT as we know it

Mobility is up-ending everything we know about enterprise IT. If your organization isn't already on this bandwagon, you are falling behind the curve of increased productivity and innovation.

Vectra Networks correlates odd bits of user behavior that signal an attack in progress

Perimeter security is insufficient, especially against insider attacks. Companies need additional capabilities that can identify attacks in progress. Vectra Networks utilizes user behavioral analysis to identify and correlate...

Get ready to replace datacenter appliances with telco services

New platforms are enabling telcos to offer IT-aware services for security, performance and optimization, private cloud, and other functions. Soon enterprises and SMBs can simply use a portal to order a function as a service instead of...

Energy-aware software design can reduce energy consumption by 30% to 90%

Green IT has traditionally defined hardware designed with power-saving features. That's all well and good, but the real savings are in software that tells hardware what to do. Case studies of energy-aware software have shown the...

More than just windmills and tulips, The Netherlands is the Digital Gateway to Europe

The Netherlands has fewer than 17 million people, but it is a digital powerhouse on the western edge of Europe. Many of the world's leading information and communication technology companies are setting up shop in Holland because of...

Incapsula estimates DDoS attacks cost $40,000 per hour

Incapsula just published its 2014 DDoS Impact Report, and the vendor estimates the average DDoS attack costs the victim company $40,000 for every hour of outage, and most attacks last between 6 and 24 hours.

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