Static Hosts

To conclude our discussion on host security, we now turn our attention away from traditional client devices and environments that we tend to think of as requiring firewalls, antivirus software, and so forth. These are the typical desktops, servers, and laptops, along with tablets and other devices. In this module, we’re going to look at more nontraditional devices, which are increasingly becoming connected to networks and the Internet, so that they can make use of Internet-based content and be managed via TCP/IP connections.

Static Environments

A static host is a term describing some of the newer types of nontraditional devices we are seeing more of in this age of the “Internet of Things.” This means that any type of ...

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