To ease the burden, vendors are stepping up their tools for patch management. One such vendor is France's Criston, which introduced its Vulnerability Manager product Tuesday. The product offers threat notification, policy compliance, scanning and patching capabilities.
Patching is a reactive defense on the security front, and experts are increasingly promoting more proactive measures. Digital rights management for enterprises appears to be a hot topic for vendors, with the theory that system security isn't just about strengthening the perimeter, but also about implementing internal safeguards.
Microsoft announced the availability in Europe of its Windows Rights Management Services Service Pack 1 at the show, offering companies the ability to control access to business applications such as documents, e-mail and spreadsheets.
With rights management comes the question of identity and who has access to what. Insight Consulting, part of Siemens Communications, is just one of a number of companies at the show demonstrating identity management along with smart card technologies.
Of course, InfoSecurity's booths are still crowded with spam filters, new and improved firewalls, gateway security appliances, and encryption tools this year.
With so many security products on show, IT managers have plenty of choice, and are perhaps waiting for that much-promised industry consolidation after all.
InfoSecurity Europe runs through Thursday.