Top Five Ways to Strengthen a Security Architecture
Network security is one of, if not THE, most important topic for IT professionals. This is true for the security engineer, the CISO, CIO, CLO and even the CEO.
The question though is, “What can you really do to improve it?” The answer is to strengthen your deployment of inline security tools. In terms of regulatory compliance for PCI-DSS and HIPAA, inline security tool deployment may not be critical, but it is imperative for a security architecture where you are trying to maximize your defenses.
Here are five of the top activities IT professionals can implement to improve their company’s inline security architecture:
- Insert external bypass switches between the network and security tools to improve network availability and reliability
- Deploy threat intelligence gateways at the entrance/exit of your network to reduce false positive security alerts
- Offload SSL decryption from existing security devices (like firewalls, WAFs, etc.) to network packet brokers or purpose-built devices to reduce latency and increase the efficiency of your security tools
- Perform serial tool chaining for suspect data to improve the data inspection process
- Insert network packet brokers to improve security device availability by using either n+1 or high availability technology
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