Server Farm Security in the Business Ready Data Center Architecture
November 1, 2006
Because the threats associated with the use of LAN technologies are well-known, firewalls are often deployed to provide a baseline level of security when external users attempt to access the Internet server farm. To properly secure server farms, Cisco recommends a more thorough approach that leverages the best capabilities of each network product deployed in a server farm: firewalls, LAN switch features, host- and network-based intrusion detection and prevention systems, load balancers, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) offloaders, and network analysis devices.
This document describes Cisco data center tested solutions to make server farms less vulnerable to threats.