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Storage pros and security blinders

Why do a lot of storage pros have blinders on about the security risks exposed in their pooled storage?

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The security risks are mostly for IP connections today. All security in a SAN starts with IP. If the servers connected to the SAN are not secure, then the SAN itself is exposed. SAN professionals may sometimes take it for granted that network security should be done by the folks that handle the network and not the storage guys. This is why most storage groups within a company consist of a database person, a network person, a server admin and the storage admin.


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This was first published in October 2003

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