Mission critical, high availability, high performance security. There is a constant pressure especially in a high transactional system to be always up and always fast. This is especially true of organizations undergoing a rapid expansion, particularly as companies find themselves operating with multiple locations all around the globe. While having a lightning fast network is critical to run operations it also has a number of serious implications regarding security. It's important to remember some very basic rules: a network that is available 100% of the time is potentially vulnerable 100% of the time.