Network Equipment -- List of all current network equipment such as routers, switches, encryptors, their current operating system (if any) and version number, their current IP addresses, their physical location, and their logical (network) location.
Connection between my organization's network and other organization's is provided using the Internet as the medium. The danger in doing this is that there is no privacy on this channel, and it's difficult to provide the other office access to internal resources without providing those resources to everyone on the Internet.
To prevent this bottleneck in security I plan to use VPN. VPNs provide the ability for two offices to communicate with each other in such a way that it looks like they're directly connected over a private leased line. The session between them, although going over the Internet, is private because the link is encrypted. Also the link is convenient, because each can see each other's internal resources without showing them off to the entire world.
A number of firewall vendors are including the ability to build VPNs in their offerings, either directly with their base product, or as an add-on. If you have needed to connect several offices together, this might very well be the best way to do it.
Network performance is common problem of growth for corporations. ...Show more