Enterprise data centers contain the assets, applications, and data that are often targeted by electronic
attacks. Endpoints such as data center servers are key objectives of malicious attacks and must be
protected. The number of reported attacks, including those that affect data centers, continues to grow
exponentially every year (CERT/CC Statistics 1988-2002, CSI/FBI 2001).
Attacks against server farms can result in lost business for e-commerce and business-to-business
applications, and the theft of confidential or proprietary information. Both local area networks (LANs)
and storage area networks (SANs) must be secured to reduce the likelihood of these occurrences....