Uncategorized / March 25, 2016

SDN: Security Friend or Foe

SDN is one of the hottest trends in IT and one of the most important new strategies for meeting the changing demands on IT infrastructure. Its benefits—including agility, support for cloud and big data workloads, and virtualization—are very attractive. However, there are potential SDN-specific vulnerabilities that must be managed. Both plusses and minuses need to be accounted for in an SDN migration strategy and eventual deployment.

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Active Visibility. This blog series looks at critical cyber-security issues that can be mitigated or better managed by adopting new and innovative approaches to traffic visibility and monitoring. The ability to gain complete traffic visibility is essential to directing traffic to security appliances and solutions to optimize their effectiveness. In addition, there are new “best practices” to improve security through traffic monitoring for virtual and cloud infrastructure. This blog series will identify tactical as well as strategic issues around this topic. See past blogs – Blog #1 – Blog #2 – Blog #3 – Blog #4 – Blog #5 – Blog #6 – Blog #7 – Blog #8 – Blog #9 – Blog #10 – Blog #11 – Blog #12 – Blog #13 – Blog #14 – Blog #15 – Blog #16 – Blog #17 – Blog #18 – Blog #19 – Blog #20

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