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Published: 16 Oct 2012

In the early days of storage area network (SAN) deployments, ignorance was our greatest security tool. However, now that system support personnel and would-be hackers have moved up the learning curve, you'll need a more prudent approach. Unlike direct-attached storage (DAS), SANs allow multiple access points to your data. No longer does a hacker need to bypass the security mechanisms of a host operating system and its layered security applications to gain access to data spinning on disk. Switches, bridges and routers are even closer to the actual data than the host, and therefore impose a new set of practices to prevent and detect intrusion. Approaching SAN security requires you to examine all of these pathways to ensure both user and administrative data flow within your SAN securely and unencumbered. To date, no storage hardware vendor supplies all of the tools you'll need to completely safeguard your SAN data for free. To do so, you'll need to make full use of your fabric's OS, and add a layered security product on top of your OS for tighter control and ... Access >>>

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