Physical Security Considerations

Physical security issues are an important aspect of the overall implementation of the security policy.These can range from very simple considerations, such as not using extension cords, to complex considerations such as what type of security infrastructure your BizTalk environment is embedded in. We will look at some of the measures you can take to prevent the most common disruptions.

Your BizTalk environment might consist of one server that holds all components necessary to run BizTalk Server, or a number of servers with different tasks and functionalities. If you subsequently bring in security measures, an extensive infrastructure will begin to emerge. Figure 8.1 shows three levels of security as applied to a BizTalk infrastructure. We will be referring back to this figure several times in the following discussion. For more architectural solutions for a BizTalk Server 2000 environment, see the Microsoft document Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000 Deployment Considerations (located in the MSDN Library under Technical Articles | Microsoft .NET Development | Microsoft .Net Enterprise Servers | BizTalk Server 2000).

Figure 8.1 Three Levels of Security Measures for the BizTalk Environment

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