Network Security Technologies

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • The Difficulties of Secure Networking
  • Security Technologies
  • Emerging Security Technologies

Technology . . . is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.

C. P. Snow, New York Times, March 15, 1971

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Chapter 3 discussed secure networking threats. This chapter focuses on the broad technologies that can mitigate those threats. The technologies discussed here can be considered foundation technologies for network security and include firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), identity systems, and encryption.

This chapter follows the same format as Chapter 3. In each technology discussion, a table first summarizes several of the technology's key attributes. This isn't meant to be a detailed description of each technology. The focus is on discussing design trade-offs and implementation issues as opposed to giving a thorough overview of the technology.


Standalone security technologies are only a piece of the puzzle. As I've hinted through the first three chapters, a multitude of features, management techniques, and design options affect security. The rest of the book discusses these techniques; in this chapter, I want to discuss the basic technologies in one place because we will refer to them throughout the book.

Part I. Network Security Foundations

Network Security Axioms

Security Policy and Operations Life Cycle

Secure Networking Threats

Network Security Technologies

Part II. Designing Secure Networks

Device Hardening

General Design Considerations

Network Security Platform Options and Best Deployment Practices

Common Application Design Considerations

Identity Design Considerations

IPsec VPN Design Considerations

Supporting-Technology Design Considerations

Designing Your Security System

Part III. Secure Network Designs

Edge Security Design

Campus Security Design

Teleworker Security Design

Part IV. Network Management, Case Studies, and Conclusions

Secure Network Management and Network Security Management

Case Studies



Appendix A. Glossary of Terms

Appendix B. Answers to Applied Knowledge Questions

Appendix C. Sample Security Policies

INFOSEC Acceptable Use Policy

Password Policy

Guidelines on Antivirus Process


Network Security Architectures
Network Security Architectures
ISBN: 158705115X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 249
Authors: Sean Convery © 2008-2020.
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