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Data Center Network Security

Data Center Network Security is a broad topic that refers to all manner of security precautions taken to maintain the operational agility of the networked infrastructure.

Data center network security is essential to help protect sensitive corporate information, guard against data theft, monitor the network for vulnerabilities, mitigate threats, and ensure compliance with ever-changing regulations and standards.

Cyberattacks are increasingly sophisticated and may involve the following techniques (or many others):

  • Packet sniffing
  • IP spoofing
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack
  • Password attack
  • Man-in-the-middle attack
  • Application attack
  • Port redirection attack

Data center network security is critical to any business, which is why many facilities offer network security options such as:

  • Managed firewall protection services
  • Managed intrusion detection and prevention services (IDS/IPS)
  • Managed virtual private network (VPN) services
  • PCI compliance services

Physical security is also essential for data center network security. Data centers generally include multilayer access controls with biometric surveillance and 24/7 security monitoring.