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Securing a data centre

folks

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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Re: Securing a data centre

You may present them with regulatory complience, infrastructure audit etc.. perhaps they will listen.

regulatory complience

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns625/networking_solutions_package.html

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

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns656/networking_solutions_design_guidances_list.html#anchor3

good luck.

Rgds

Jorge

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