Chapter 2. Security Technologies

A wide range of security technologies exists that provides solutions for securing network access and data transport mechanisms within the corporate network infrastructure. Many of the technologies overlap in solving problems that relate to ensuring user or device identity, data integrity, and data confidentiality.


Throughout this book, authentication, authorization, and access control are incorporated into the concept of identity. Although these concepts are distinct, they all pertain to each individual user of the network—be it a person or device. Each person or device is a distinct entity that has separate abilities within the network and is allowed access to resources based on who they are. Although in the ...

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