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Time to reconsider security zones in system and network design

As IT professionals balance many responsibilities, we may omit certain fundamentals that are made easier in the current technology landscape through multiple layers of abstraction, virtualization, and management. IT Jedi Rick Vanover suggests that it's a good time to rethink security zones. Read more


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