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.


Is it time to adopt a military-style approach to cyber security?

While data breaches happen regularly to commercial businesses, we don't often hear about them striking the U.S. military branches or security agencies.

DreamHost report shows common types of government requests for information

Concerned the government might subpoena you to access data in the cloud? A new report shows most companies have little reason to worry

Containment security solutions for endpoints effectively stop attacks before harm is done

The way to protect PCs is to isolate untrusted tasks. BufferZone and Bromium offer interesting solutions

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...

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