The right way to secure your network

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 13 Oct. 2005 / Last Updated on 13 Oct. 2005]

What's the right way to secure your network?

What's the right way to secure your network? Well, the *wrong* way is like this:

  1. Deploy your servers and desktops with no concern for security.
  2. Start madly learning how to secure them down.
  3. Implement what you've learned.

The *right* way is to do it like this:

  1. Learn how to design a secure network from the ground up.
  2. Implement what you learned by deploying a network that's secure from day one.

It's called secure by design, and it's the only way to properly deploy a network that's secure. But it requires learning on your part, and a lot of planning. Take the time and do it right--from the start. It's much easier to deploy a secure network than to secure one that was deployed with no thought for security.

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