Security at the application level: Securing application layer gateways

Integration of Networking and Security School

Security at the application level

According to a recent SearchSecurity.com survey of nearly 900 IT professionals, 80% of networking and security pros are concerned about application layer gateways.

In this lesson, application security expert Michael Cobb offers an overview of how the network can be used to secure the application layer, information on the latest Layer 7 firewalls and switches and advice on the balancing act of appropriately securing the network versus instilling sound application development practices.

In this part:

Video: Balancing security and performance: Protecting Layer 7 on the network

This video will explain options for securing application-layer traffic using network security technologies, architectures and processes, including Layer 7 switches, firewalls, IDS/IPS, NBAD and more.

Tip:Defending Layer 7: A look inside application-layer firewalls

Tip - Run-of-the-mill network firewalls can't properly defend applications. As Michael Cobb explains, application-layer firewalls offer Layer 7 security on a more granular level, and may even help organizations to get more out of existing network devices.

Podcast: How to layer security within your messaging architecture

Using a "Fact or Fiction" format to separate the myths from the reality, this expert Podcast addresses the balancing act of appropriately securing the network versus instilling sound application development practices in the first place.

Quiz: Using the network to secure the application layer

A five-question multiple-choice quiz to test your understanding of the content presented by expert Michael Cobb in this lesson of SearchSecurity.com's Integration of Networking and Security School.

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