Virtual Private Network

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UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS
SCHOOL OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT
ACC 821: ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEM

NAME: OLADELE FRIDAY ADEYEMI

MATRIC NO: 119021039

PROGRAMME: M.Sc. FULL-TIME

LECTURER: DR (MRS)S.O.AJIBOLADE

DATE: 5TH of March 2012

CASE STUDY QUESTIONS

(a)What are the benefits of Decker’s switch to a virtual private network?

(b) What can be done to overcome several limitations of virtual private network?

(c) Does it make business sense for any company to use the internet as their private telecommunications network? Why & Why not?

Answer:
In other to give a clear answer to the case study question, there is the need for us to understand what the meaning of Virtual Private Network is? A virtual private network (VPN) is a network that uses a public telecommunication infrastructure, such as the Internet, to provide remote offices or individual users with secure access to their organization's network. A virtual private network can be contrasted with an expensive system of owned or leased lines that can only be used by one organization. The goal of a VPN is to provide the organization with the same capabilities, but at a much lower cost. A virtual private network (VPN) is a network that uses primarily public telecommunication infrastructure, such as the Internet, to provide remote offices or traveling users an access to a central organizational network The benefits of Decker’s switch to a virtual private network are: (1)Save money :The cost of leasing the high- speed connections is higher than the cost of implementing the Virtual private network(VPN) which has helped Decker to save $10,000 monthly. (2) Virtual private network serves as the foundation for Decker’s international expansion. (3)The virtual private network also helps Decker Corporation to update projects through lotus Notes groupware databases (4) The virtual private network has also help Decker Corporation to cut down international travel...
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