CHAPTER 6Security, Monitoring,and Management

In the days of small workgroup LANs, it was relatively easy for a system administrator to keep tabs on the security and status of desktop PCs, servers, and the network simply by looking at the lights on the front of the equipment. As these networks grew in complexity and scope, it became more than any person, or group of people, could do to manually manage the security and know the status of all parts of the network at all times. This problem provided the challenge for the first network management system (NMS). The early NMS software was little more than a log reader, similar to the Event Log and Viewer in Windows Server 2003. Today, the Citrix monitoring and management package, Citrix EdgeSight as ...

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