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Is Internet Security Killing E-Business?

The tradeoff between performance and security is becoming easier to swallow as security technology becomes increasingly integrated with enterprise systems — but it will never completely disappear. E-commerce has come a long way from the days when shoppers would abandon purchases in droves rather than wait several minutes for tortoise-slow secure transaction pages to be processed. Thanks to millions of dollars in investments on the merchant end and widespread upgrades to broadband connections by consumers, e-commerce has begun to move at a faster pace. Still, transactions can bog down, especially over dial-up connections, and security remains one of the biggest impediments to speedier transfers. “The threshold is still there,” Lloyd Taylor, vice president of technology and operations at Keynote Systems, a Web site performance measurement firm, told the E-Commerce Times. “People will still abandon purchases if they take too long.” Full Story

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