Allen McNaughton

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Defense in Depth: The First Step to Security Certainty

Allen McNaughton Allen is the Director of Technical Sales, Public Sector at InfoBlox. He has over 20 years of experience in developing security solutions for service providers, public sector and enterprise customers. Bad actors are constantly coming up with ways to evade defensive techniques put in place by government agencies, educational institutions, healthcare providers, companies and other organizations. To keep up, network security needs what’s known as “defense in depth” — a strategy that leverages different security solutions to provide robust and comprehensive security against unauthorized intruders. Think about securing your house — locks on your doors only protect your doors. But if you have locks on your doors and windows, a high fence, security cameras, an alarm system and two highly trained guard dogs, you have what we call “defense in depth.” The same goes for networks. When it comes to building a defense-in-depth strategy for your network, the first and most important feature is visibility — knowing what is on your network. Why Visibility? Because You Can’t Protect What You Can’t See If you can’t see it, you can’t protect it — it’s obvious if you think about it. Without understanding the devices, hardware, software and traffic Continue reading