Comptia Security Plus Mock Test Q85

Due to limited resources, a company must reduce their hardware budget while still maintaining availability. Which of the following would MOST likely help them achieve their objectives?

A.
Virtualization
B. Remote access
C. Network access control
D. Blade servers

Correct Answer: A
Section: Network Security

Explanation:
Because Virtualization allows a single set of hardware to host multiple virtual machines, it requires less hardware to maintain the current scenario.

Incorrect Answers:
B: Remote Access Services (RAS) refers to any server service that offers the ability to connect remote systems. It will not, however, reduce the number of physical servers.

C: Operational security issues include network access control (NAC), authentication, and security topologies after the network installation is complete. Operational security
encompasses everything that isn’t related to design or physical security in your network. Instead of focusing on the physical components where the data is stored, the focus is on the
topology and connections.

D: A blade server is a stripped down server computer with a modular design optimized to minimize the use of physical space and energy. It will not, however, reduce the number of
physical servers.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 19, 92, 95
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blade_server