Networking and security used to be largely separate IT methodologies, writes Dave Nicholson, Technical Sales Consultant, Axial.

And they could effectively be treated as separate domains by businesses, each with their own set of tools, strategic approaches and dedicated operational teams. IT security departments typically focused on the delivery of time-honoured threat detection methods and perimeter-based security defence mechanisms as well as incident response and remediation. Networking teams were more concerned with issues around latency, reliability and bandwidth.

Read more on the blurred boundaries between networking and IT security in Professional Security