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Source: About.com - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security No matter how good any single network security application is, there is someone out there smarter than the people who designed it with more time on his hands than scruples who will eventually get past it. It is for this reason that common security practice suggests multiple lines of defense, or defense in depth.

Defense in depth is designed on the principle that multiple layers of different types of protection from different vendors provide substantially better protection. A hacker may develop a knack for breaking through certain types of defenses or learn the intricacies or techniques of a particular vendor effectively rendering that type of defense useless.

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