Securing a data centre

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Jan 2nd, 2008
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we're bringing a data centre online shortly and i'm trying to convince our organisation of the need to secure it behind a firewall(s) cluster but i'm having some difficulty

i'm told that since applications such as AD etc use RPC & DCOM and other unpredicatable ports and there are IPsec tunnels running between us and trusted 3rd parties that a firewall is pointless

i'm still arguing for a firewall allowing rpc etc BUT between specific endpoints which should be hardened to a rigid build

has anyone seen any whitepapers on such or have any useful links or views

thabks to anyone taking the time to reply

greatly appreciated

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JORGE RODRIGUEZ Thu, 01/03/2008 - 14:53
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You may present them with regulatory complience, infrastructure audit etc.. perhaps they will listen.

regulatory complience

You may need to look here for data center and security.. perhaps you'll find something to present them.

good luck.




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