You’ve heard a lot about the guidance to build security into the network, instead of bolting it on later. As a concept, this seems simple enough. If automobile companies added security features like seat belts and airbags later in the manufacturing process, they would not only increase their costs, but be forced to affect the form and function of their design. Just like in a data center, adding security after you’ve already optimized your data center for performance and application delivery is a very bad idea.
So how do you build or consider security as you’re consolidating your data centers, virtualizing them or looking at next-generation data center technologies? Read the top 5 considerations to build security into your virtualized data center in this week's SecurityWeek article here.