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Security Think Tank: Edge security in the world of Covid-19

September 17, 2020

The centralised datacentre or computer room has been slowly going out of fashion with the move to cloud computing and the buying in of different services from a variety of cloud-based suppliers – for example, email services from supplier A and sales and marketing services from supplier B. Other suppliers might be in the mix, providing specialised services such as accounting.

This leaves the company’s central site providing an internet firewall with DHCP, DNS and VPN functions plus, in a typical site, Active Directory, local file and print servers, terminal server and, in some cases, specialised or sensitive servers/applications that have not been outsourced to the cloud.

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