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Edge Devices Are The Brains Of The Network
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OrhanErgun
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OrhanErgun,
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4/24/2014 | 10:47:49 AM
Re: Where does security sit?
We often do this mistake while we are designing a network as well. Shifting complexity from one place of the network to another instead of trying to find simplest one.
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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4/24/2014 | 9:55:08 AM
Re: Where does security sit?
Jamescon, that's a very big question. As Orhan notes, security is often multi-layered, and that may be the way it continues to be. But what VMware is talking about is really interesting. We have a video of Martin Casado explaining how all functionality should move to the applications or edge. They want to expand that to security as well, which they say would make data essentially "invisible" on the network and invulnerable to attack. I'm not sure if just moving your attack point to a different location solves that much, but the advantage is that you have more control, at that point right?
Jamescon
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Jamescon,
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4/24/2014 | 9:23:22 AM
Re: Where does security sit?
Thanks, Orhan. That helps.
aditshar1
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aditshar1,
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4/24/2014 | 3:35:51 AM
Re: Where does security sit?
I agree with author completely on Edge Devices Are The Brains Of The Network, every edge keeps relevance as PE is between one network service provider area and areas by other network providers.
OrhanErgun
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OrhanErgun,
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4/24/2014 | 1:35:26 AM
Re: Where does security sit?
IMO Whatever security prevention vendor takes at the host level, still you implement your control plane and data plane protection on your network. Control plane protection can be implemented to every layer and still you implement data plane protection at the edges as infrasturcture filtering. Also defense in depth may require protection at many layers. Hope to help.
Jamescon
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Jamescon,
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4/23/2014 | 5:26:18 PM
Where does security sit?
Orhan. I agree that the edge is where things happen (including some pretty important things like access control). However, I'm curious what you think of VMware pitch to make the hypervisor sort of a key to security, working on the assumption that bad guys will get through the edge security anyway. Thoughts?
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