Data Center Security – Network Security

Data Center Security in terms of the Network means the security precautions taken to maintain the operational agility of the entire networked infrastructure.

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Data center network security worries that clients may have can include protecting critical corporate information, guarding against data theft, proactively monitoring potential network intrusions, preempting and mitigating threats, or ensuring a site meets the latest regulatory compliance standards.

Attacks on networks became more sophisticated and are carried through, but not limited to, one of the following techniques:

  • Packet sniffing
  • IP spoofing
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack
  • Password attack
  • Man-in-the-middle attack
  • Application attack
  • Port redirection attack


Data center network security is critical to any business. This is why many facilities offer a menu of network security options including:

  • Managed firewall protection services
  • Managed intrusion detection and prevention services (IDPS)
  • Managed virtual private network (VPN) services
  • PCI Compliance services


Physical security is also necessary to maintain data center network security.  Data centers generally include multi-layer access controls with biometric surveillance and 24x7x365 security monitoring.

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