Science DMZ Architecture and Security

This webinar was presented on April 3rd 2015, in collaboration with the Great Plains Network, Network Nebraska, OneNet, KanREN, MOREnet and the South Dakota Board of Regents for the ENCITE (ENhancing CyberInfrastructure by Training and Education) project.  Jason Zurawski from ESnet was the presenter for this webinar.

The ENCITE program is funded by NSF Grant number 1440774, and aims to improve knowledge, expertise and research cyberinfrastructure at campuses in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

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Summary of the Webinar

A common thread that binds both large and small institutions is a need to facilitate network use by the research community.  There are many challenges in doing this well; some that are related to the overall design of a network, and others related to the tools and approaches employed by users.  Without adequate access to high speed networks, research projects are doomed to fail.  

This talk will introduce ESnet’s Science DMZ Architecture, a network design pattern designed to streamline the process of science and improve the outcomes for researchers.  Included in this design are network monitoring concepts via the perfSONAR framework,  as well as functional components used to manage security and manage the transfer of data.  This design pattern has roots in high speed networks at major computing facilities, but is flexible enough to be deployed and used by institutions of any size.

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