For enhanced security it is always to take as many precautions as possible and protect your systems from attack. As such, when deploying a publishing site here was a need to hide the Sign-In row from the top of the page.
The solution chosen was to use the <asp:LoginView> control. This control is placed around the entire row that contains the global navigation.
<TABLE class="ms-main" CELLPADDING="0" CELLSPACING="0" BORDER="0" width="990px" HEIGHT="100%">
<tr><td><asp:ContentPlaceHolder id="PlaceHolderGlobalNavigation" runat="server">