Tim Palmquist

What is accepted and even expected in the IT industry – that a company should make a product family really well, which should also integrate really well with the rest of the products in the industry – has instead been the anomaly in the security industry. Why is there this pull to what in the IT world is so unnatural? Why do companies pollute their one or two really good product lines with otherwise lower quality companion solutions? What has happened to the notion of best in class? Are single-vendor end-to-end solutions really good for customers or are they really just the easiest things for the manufacturers and system integrators?