Describe interoperability trends in the development of applications and network equipment for increased security. Describe how vendors and developers collaborate in the development of security tools. Purpose: Many vendors have developed proprietary systems over the years and many others have realized that interoperability and collaboration are major goals among many system and software developers and device manufacturers. In today’s networking environment, most devices and applications and developed so they will interoperate with different vendors and manufacturers. Assignment Description: System and Application Interoperability. Research the major interoperability and collaboration trends among software developers and device manufacturers and the advantages and disadvantages of interoperability from a manufacturer and consumer perspectives. Write a 3-4 page paper in which you: Describe the major trends that have occurred over the past 10-20 years in regards to interoperability and collaboration among software developers and device manufacturers. Assess the advantages and disadvantages from the vendor or manufacturer perspective to providing maximum interoperability. Assess the advantages and disadvantages from the consumer perspective to purchasing proprietary systems versus systems that have an open architecture and are highly interoperable. Correlate the improvement in security devices and the increase in security attacks and address why the attacks continue to increase while the security devices continue to improve. Parameters: The paper must be 3-4 pages and be in accordance with APA 6th edition. The 3-4 page requirement is for the main body of the paper; this does not include the cover page and the list of references. You must include at least 3 references in your paper.

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