Case Project 6-1: Data Loss Prevention Comparison
Research at least four different data loss prevention (DLP) products from four different vendors. Create a table that compares at least six different functions and options. Based on your research which would you choose? What features make this product the optimum? Why? Write a short paragraph that summarizes your research.
Case Project 6~2: UTM Comparison
Create a table of four UTM devices available today. Include the vendor name, pricing, a list of features, the type of protections it provides, etc. Based on your research, assign a value of 1 -5 (lowest to highest) that you would give that UTM. Include a short explanation of why you gave it that ranking.
Case Project 6-3: Load-Balancing Algorithms
Different algorithms are used to make decisions on load balancing. These include random allocation, round-robin, weighted round-robin, round-robin DNS load balancing and others. Use the Internet to research load-balancing algorithms. Create a table that lists at least five algorithms and their advantages and disadvantages. Do any of these algorithms compromise security? Write a one-page paper on your research.
Case Project 6-4: Network Firewall Comparison
Use the Internet to identify three network firewalls, and create a chart that compares their features. Note if they are rule-based or application-aware, perform stateless or stateful packet filtering, what additional features they include (IDS, content filtering, etc.), their costs, etc. Which would you recommend? Why?
Case Project 6-5: Lake Point Consulting Services
Lake Point Consulting Services (LPCS) provides security consulting and assurance services to over 500 clients across a wide range of enterprises in more than 20 states. A new initiative at LPCS is for each of its seven regional offices to provide internships to students who are in their final year of the security degree program at the local college.
Blue Ridge Real Estate is a statewide residential and commercial real estate company. Because the company was the victim of several recent attacks, Blue Ridge wants to completely change its network infrastructure. Currently the company has a small IT staff, so they have contracted with LPSC to make recommendations and install the new equipment. First, however, they have asked LPSC to give a presentation to their executive staff about network security.