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IP SANs: A Guide to iSCSI, iFCP, and FCIP Protocols for Storage Area Networks by Tom Clark

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10.3. Security Options for IP Storage Networks

Because IP storage networks meld storage and IP networking components, IP SANs must provide comparable services for storage-specific requirements such as zoning and LUN masking as well as security mechanisms common to mainstream IP internetworking. A distinct advantage of IP SAN technology is the ability to leverage sophisticated security utilities for authentication and data encryption. This allows customers to deploy different security solutions that scale from simple zoning to encryption of data payloads. So although IP networking has inherent security exposure, products and utilities are already available to address security concerns.

10.3.1. Discovery Domains

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