LAN Backbone Security Solutions

The LAN Backbone provides high-speed, highly-redundant forwarding services to move packets in different regions of the network. Core switches and routers are usually the most powerful, in terms of raw forwarding power, in the enterprise; core network devices manage the highest-speed connections.

Network device security is combination of measures to secure network device itself to ensure proper communication between end hosts like servers, printers and workstations. This includes mitigation techniques like encrypting management access, disabling unused services, configuration management and other functions to secure the management and control planes of a device.

Resiliency as a method of providing service availability in case of unusual event such as disaster could also be interpreted as part of network security. Device security also includes physical access security as a method for network continuation and survivability.

L2 Protocol Security deals with securing features like Spanning-Tree, VLANs, Trunks and others. Although it is not common to have L2 segments in the LAN Backbone, it is still critical to secure this parameters.

Routing protocol helps the IT to dynamically configure all network links between the DataCenter and the users, whether they are in the same building or not. Routing protocols are vulnerable to different attacks that can expose or event bring down your network infrastructure.

Although it is not common to think of proper logging as a security measure, the right use of an NMS or SIEM solutions can be in great help in order to stop network attacks or investigate a breach in the network.