A significant portion of network security is about making the right technology choices without falling into easy traps or defaults. One common trap is to continue doing the same thing or using the same product. You need to reevaluate old technologies and existing solutions on a regular basis. Most organizations choose to perform a security design evaluation annually. When performing a security evaluation, rethink every aspect of the infrastructure, including network protocols.

Most networks use Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) as the primary network protocol suite. TCP/IP is a suite, as it is two communication protocols working together to provide enhanced speed and consistency. Specifically, most networks ...

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