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Security and Virtualization in the Data Center

The purpose of this document is to provide detailed design recommendations for integrating network security in the Enterprise intranet data center. This guide provides an overview of network and security device virtualization, describes how these features can be used for a more seamless integration of security, and summarizes considerations for securing a virtualized server environment.

The designs in this document provide examples of adding scalable security services to 10 Gigabit-based data center architectures. The products used to illustrate design options in this document include the following Cisco products:

  • Nexus 7000
  • Nexus 5000
  • Nexus 1000V
  • Catalyst 6500
  • ASA 5580
  • IPS 4270
  • Application Control Engine (ACE) Load Balancer
  • ACE Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System (Cisco Security MARS)
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