SECURITY AND CONTROL: DEVELOPING ANSWERS

Retailers using the Internet today say security concerns are not a critical issue for them because they transmit proprietary information over separate private networks."You're safer that way," said Joe Fortes, network administrator at Raley's Supermarkets, West Sacramento, Calif. "Performance is another issue. Everyone is jumping on the Internet. When you have your own network, you have fast performance,

Retailers using the Internet today say security concerns are not a critical issue for them because they transmit proprietary information over separate private networks.

"You're safer that way," said Joe Fortes, network administrator at Raley's Supermarkets, West Sacramento, Calif. "Performance is another issue. Everyone is jumping on the Internet. When you have your own network, you have fast performance, instant access."

Some companies maintain private networks that have gate

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