IT/242 May 20, 2011 By, ******* *******
VLAN In this paper I will present a plan on how a VLAN could be implemented so that bandwidth is not consumed. My plan will ensure that the network is not flooded with packets, and that members of the same VLAN can be located in different buildings or cities. The benefit of creating a VLAN
VLAN offers many benefits not found in most LANs. Performance enhancers broadcast data packets that are targeted and processed by all devices on a network, but only specific work stations will exist on a domain. VLAN eliminates the need for routers with will permit the network to operate at lower loads. Work groups VLAN can accommodate user groups that communicate a high volume. Because VLAN can be set up in specific multiple groups. The impact on other workstations will be reduced and traffic will not be heavy. Some shared devices such as printers or scanners would require a physical access which would make it difficult for workgroup users located in different buildings. Another challenge of using VLAN is the location of servers that may be located in a specific area for security and back up purposes. If a servers can't be placed on multiple VLANs. A router would be necessary to allow other VLANs to access resources. Workstations can be shifted from one department to another without adding software or cabling. VLANs can be used to create secure user groups. It can also prevent outside hackers from receiving sensitive data because of the VLANs ability to enhance firewall functions. Implementing a VLAN will benefit the company with increased security, improved manageability, increased performance, decreases bandwidth consumption, an independent physical topology, automatic network tuning and self...
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