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Re: VLAN Security
From: Rich MacVarish <rmacvarish () killergeek com>
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 10:14:01 -0500 (EST)


I don't know of any advantages (if someone does please share) of moving
all users to a non-default VLAN, but there may be an advantage to putting
different user groups onto different VLANs.

Example, putting Development and HR onto different VLANs essentially puts
them on seperate networks and prevents them from seeing each other. This
is a definate plus for security.

Rich MacVarish
"Insert witty signature file here."

On Thu, 6 Feb 2003, Naman Latif wrote:

We have different Cisco Catalyst switches configured for VLANS. With the
current configuration

1. All trunks have a  native VLAN, which is not used by any User.
2. Management VLAN is other than VLAN 1.

We have different VLANs in place, however these are only used for
different Servers ,And all Users are only members of VLAN-1

Does it make sense to have all the user ports migrated to a Different
VLAN (other than VLAN 1) ?
Is there a security advantage in this ?

Regards \\ Naman

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