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Data communications and Network Fundamental - Assignment Example
Now Brilliant Boats has a Windows 2000/3 LAN and has recently installed an intranet. The intranet is fire-wall protected to ensure that competitors can not gain access to its confidential designs. Access to the intranet, via a web browser varies depending on employee jobs…
The existing situation in the company's network infrastructure does not allow achieving best performance and security that are necessary at current stage of its development.
Virtual Private Network technology should be used in Brilliant Boats network infrastructure to solve a number of issues, such as remote access over the Internet, connecting computers over an intranet and connecting networks over the Internet.
VPNs provide remote access to Brilliant Boats' resources over the public Internet to most important clients, while maintaining privacy of information. Rather than making a long distance (or 1-800) call to Brilliant Boats or outsourced network access server (NAS), the client may dial a local ISP. Using the connection to the local ISP, the VPN client creates a VPN connection between the remote access computer and the Brilliant Boats' VPN server across the Internet.
VPNs allow the sales department's LAN to be physically connected to the Brilliant Boats' intranet but separated by a VPN server. The VPN server is not acting as a router between the Brilliant Boats' intranet and the sales department LAN. A router would connect the two networks, allowing everyone access to the sensitive LAN. ...