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Calling Security

Are you taking advantage of the post-9/11 boom in security technology?

This story appears in the September 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

You may have thought all the security effects of 9/11 were taking place in airports, but a major response to terrorism is also taking place in the workplace. Security-related technologies are no longer just water-cooler fodder--they're being implemented among both large and small businesses.

Consider the services offered by PaperlessPOBox Inc., a San Francisco-based company that opened for business September 11, 2001, with a demonstration of its e-mail service planned that day in lower Manhattan. The terrorist attacks postponed the demonstration, but the anthrax attacks that followed gave the company an unexpected boost, though company founder David Nale says most customers use his service out of convenience, not fear.

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