SOMERSET, N.J. (September 13, 2007) - Raritan’s Director of Remote and Branch Office Solutions Nicolas Nguyen will present a session on data center security and remote access at AFCOM’s Data Center World next week in Dallas.
Nguyen will provide an overview on inexpensive countermeasures data centers can make to secure data and discourage hackers, while increasing productivity with secure remote management access to IT equipment. Attendees will learn how deploying a Layered Security model and other best practices -- such as those based on guidelines outlined in the Payment Card Industry (PCI) standard -- will help bulletproof operations.
The session is scheduled for Monday, September 17, at 1:30 pm. Nguyen also will participate as a panelist on the conference’s Disaster Recovery Open Forum, which starts at 2:45 pm.
According to Nguyen, attacks in data centers and branch offices from hackers and intruders are rapidly becoming more prevalent and sophisticated. “Branch offices, in particular, are becoming easy targets because of the lack of security with in-band console techniques, such as Telnet and SSH, for managing remote sites. Even with firewalls and VPNs, branch offices are vulnerable to infiltration,” said Nguyen.
“Key requirements for secure remote management solutions starts with concealing points of entry into remote sites, an advanced password and authentication architecture, data encryption, monitoring capabilities for cases of invalid login and password attempts -- from inside and outside the firewall -- and notification if there are problems or intrusions.”