That said, you should definitely take action to protect your server network from the lab network. You wouldn't want to run the risk of having a rogue experimental device attempting to connect to one of your production servers. Along those same lines, it's a good idea to implement egress controls at your network border that prevent lab devices from communicating with the outside world.
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This was first published in June 2008