Many components in SAN security relate to SAN design, and the decision to use these components depends on installation requirements rather than network functioning or performance. One clear exception is the zoning feature that is used to control device communication. The proper use of zoning is key to fabric functioning, performance, and stability, especially in larger networks. For more information, see 10.5, “Zoning” on page 260. Other security-related features are largely mechanisms for limiting access and preventing attacks on the ...

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