The concept described in the previous section is very simple—identify and secure the gateways between the corporate network and the Internet. Certainly sounds simple, doesn't it? Don't be misled; securing a corporate network is not easy, because they are undergoing constant transformation. Consider the following changes that it may need to endure:
Business partner connectivity
Merger of another corporate network
Divestiture of a section of a corporate network
Introduction of new services such as Voice over IP
Introduction of Wireless Data Networks
Internal employees that know a better way to do something
Let's examine these upsetting forces.
It is well-known that companies enter into strategic ...