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» VIEW ALL POSTS Apr 16 2010   6:36PM GMT

Overheard talking about Trusted Internet Connections (TIC)



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
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government IT
“A single gateway represents a single point of failure, something that could bring a whole range of mission-critical business functions to a halt — unless some sort of fail-over redundancy is in place. And with fewer gateways, the servers must take on larger loads, and they are likely to require higher specs that could be more costly. They must be configured efficiently so that they don’t become bottlenecks.”

Michael Cobb, Is security improved when the number of Internet gateways is reduced?

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Trusted Internet Connections.  The United States government would like to limit the number of public Internet connection points to 50, with each Agency having approximately two gateways.

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