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Published: 16 Oct 2012

Pop quiz: Which presents the most security problems: network-attached storage (NAS) or a storage area network (SAN)? Careful, like those tricky SAT questions, the most obvious answer sometimes isn't the correct one. Storage security terms Authentication is the process of verifying an entity's identity by asking questions such as: Is this server's name really Elvis? Is this disk drive really drive number XYZ? Authorization determines which rights an authenticated entity possesses: Is Elvis allowed to read or write this block of data to this disk or tape? Encryption protects information from unauthorized access by converting it into an unreadable and random format that can only be accessed through appropriate credentials and/or keys. This ensures that if an unauthenticated, unauthorized server were to read a given block of data, it would be unable to use that data for any purpose. This includes encrypting user names and passwords that are used for out-of-band management of your storage area network (SAN). Auditing is the ability to capture and retain data ... Access >>>

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