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The operational impact of deployment is a primary inhibitor to the adoption of new technology in many companies. Application and database security is a new topic on the minds of many security groups. A key challenge in evaluating alternative solutions is estimating the cost and time to deploy and manage them. However, some issues are difficult to anticipate because they emerge only in a broad deployment, while most evaluations are done on a smaller scale than that of the actual deployment. With application security products, the impact of these issues is heightened since many Web and database applications directly affect business operations and revenues. In fact, operational pressures are the top reason cited by managers of unsuccessful firewall deployments. The following list describes what key deployment and operational questions you should ask your vendor and your ... (more)