IDC Security Conference 2004 to Address Threats and IT Solutions in Dublin and London

Driven by ongoing concerns about viruses, worms, and breaches, European corporations have continued to invest in IT security solutions despite an uncertain economic environment and the skepticism surrounding new investments. To help enterprise buyers evaluate the latest security threats and solutions, IDC will host Security Conference 2004 Ireland on September 23 in Dublin and Security Conference 2004 U.K. on September 24 in London.

"SoBig, Slammer, Nachi, Bugbear, and Blaster - 2003 was clearly a year of too many high-profile outbreaks," said Thomas Raschke, program manager of IDC's European Security Products and Strategies research and speaker at IDC's security events in 2004. "Beyond this typical threat environment, enterprises also have to deal with an onslaught of 'enlarge and reduce' spamming, lingering corporate productivity concerns, and potentially image-shattering legal liability issues. Against this background, improving IT security is a top priority for most European organizations."

IDC's security conferences are designed to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date, and trustworthy resource on what to consider when developing an enterprise security strategy, as well as how other organizations can ensure the security of a business. In addition, the conference will present the latest technologies, tools and services, enabling enterprise buyers to make knowledgeable purchase decisions. Delegates will hear from the leading security-focused organizations as well as learn from the experiences of other end-users through a series of case studies.

Conference sponsors in Ireland include APC, Computer Associates, Entropy and Check Point. Exhibitors are Renaissance and Cara. Media sponsor is Computerscope. In London, the conference sponsors include Symantec, APC, Nortel, Fortinet, BlackSpider Technologies, Check Point, Netintelligence, Qualys, Deny All, Sybari and Wick Hill. Media sponsors are Techworld, Computer Business Review, IT Week and Computing. The conference will be free to the first 100 end users in each location (subject to status verification). For registration, please visit Dublin - or call the conference team on +353 1 284 4761, email London - or call the conference team on +44 20 8987 7169, email For press passes, please email stating the conference name and location.

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