Tough Week

Its been a rough couple of days. This web security project is a bit more grueling that I would have expected. Normally when I’m evaluating something, I can just download it and run it for 30 days. In this project most of the solutions are either external services or they are appliances. As a result, there are evaluation agreements that need to be approved by the contracts office. This usually involves a couple of weeks time.
So after fighting through all that with the second vendor on my eval list, I find that the vendor doesn’t even offer everything we need for this to work. They told me they had a client side proxy, and they dont.
Time to start the process with the next vendor, unless I can convince the boss that vendor number one has everything we want.