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ALSO CALLED: Networks, Local Area Networks
DEFINITION: A local area network (LAN) is a group of computers and associated devices that share a common communications line or wireless link. Typically, connected devices share the resources of a single processor or server within a small geographic area (for example, within an office building). Usually, the server has applications and data storage that are shared in common by multiple computer users. A local  … 
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ESG: A Phased Approach to Network Access Control (NAC)
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Symantec Network Access Control can provide the secret to NAC success by offering a practical, phased implementation approach and by aligning NAC with business requirements.
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Symantec Corporation

Wireless LANs Standards: Where Are We Now?
sponsored by Burton Group
WHITE PAPER: Not all standards are created equal. Some are technically elegant but achieve little market adoption. Others are broadly deployed.
Posted: 18 Jul 2008 | Published: 13 Nov 2006

Burton Group

Keeping It Simple: How to Protect Growing VMware Environments
sponsored by BakBone
WHITE PAPER: VMware has evolved to meet the needs of its growing customer base and has built an excellent foundation for data protection. It's Designed to work in conjunction with third-party backup software applications.
Posted: 16 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

BakBone

The Top Five Myths of IP Communications
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses the top concerns of IT professionals who resist the deployment of pervasive, enterprise-wide wireless networks. It identifies these reservations based on the experience of Cisco Systems and Intel.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 25 Jul 2006

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Clean VPN Approach to Secure Remote Access
sponsored by SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper learn how integrating SonicWALL SSL VPN/Secure Remote Access, SonicWALL Network Security Appliance, and SonicWALL Global Management System solutions offer organizations a single solution for defense-indepth security.
Posted: 25 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

SonicWALL

Going Serverless at the Branch Office: Using WAN Optimization to Solve the Server Consolidation Challenge
sponsored by Expand Networks
WHITE PAPER: The Expand Accelerator is a standards-based, tightly integrated, multi-service platform that delivers a complete application acceleration solution.
Posted: 16 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

Expand Networks

IBM System X4: Delivering High Value through Scale Up
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This IDC white paper explores the benefits of consolidation and virtualization, it shows how utilizing larger servers with scale-up architectures is a more cost effective approach to growing business needs.
Posted: 10 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

IBM

FCoE Driven Network Consolidation in the Enterprise Data Center
sponsored by Emulex Corporation, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a blueprint for a converged Ethernet fabric as a catalyst for network consolidation in the enterprise data center.
Posted: 03 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

Emulex Corporation, Inc.

Making Life Simpler for Remote and Mobile Workers
sponsored by Citrix Online - GotoMyPC
WHITE PAPER: Learn why Citrix® GoToMyPC® Corporate is the most secure, cost-effective and easiest-to-manage solution for providing remote access to the desktop.
Posted: 20 May 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Citrix Online - GotoMyPC

Scalability of 64-bit Terminal Server Platforms
sponsored by visionapp
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper first describes the test environment and the methodology used and then it provides detailed descriptions of the various scalability test results.
Posted: 09 May 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

visionapp

Deploying F5 Networks BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager with WebAccelerator for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: One approach to improving overall system performance is the use of a class of Traffic Management Device commonly referred to as a WAN Accelerator. This paper details the results of using one such solution.
Posted: 28 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

F5 Networks

Best Practices for Planning, Deploying and Managing Enterprise VoIP
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: The goal of this white paper is to help the reader gain a better understanding of the challenges presented by VoIP as well as what must be done from a planning and management perspective to successfully deploy VoIP.
Posted: 28 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

CA Technologies.

REMOTE CONTROL: How to Reduce the Cost, Complexity and Risk of Managing Your Distributed IT Infrastructure
sponsored by Uplogix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the requirements of managing a highly distributed IT environment and examines how new secure remote management solutions can drastically reduce the cost, complexity and risk of managing remote locations.
Posted: 18 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Uplogix

Change-ready Infrastructure Offers Ultimate Freedom: HP Virtual Connect
sponsored by PC Connection and HP
WHITE PAPER: HP Virtual Connect works with other virtualization products and technologies to provide virtual connections for your virtual machines, a complete solution and a roadmap to future solutions.
Posted: 16 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

PC Connection and HP

WAN Deduplication: Getting More by Sending Less
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: Data deduplication is one of the most significant technologies to impact the storage community in recent years.
Posted: 02 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Silver Peak

Managing PST Files from Discovery to the Archive - Free White Paper
sponsored by C2C Systems UK
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines some ideas, methods and applications for living with legacy .PST files and avoiding the creation of new ones. It will help you: -Assess the true facts about .PST files -Manage existing .PST files -Avoid the need for .PST
Posted: 08 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

C2C Systems UK

Hitting the Moving Target of Operational Excellence: Identifying and Obtaining the Information Needed for Continued Success
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents IDC’s framework for implementing operational excellence (opex) and helps the reader move toward an effective op ex implementation while avoiding potential pitfalls.
Posted: 31 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 May 2007

SAP America, Inc.

Outlasting the Competition: Why High Availability Is Critical to Small and Mid-Sized Businesses
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Oracle Database with Real Application Clusters is the best high availability database solution that provides the performance and reliability features required by today's SMB enterprises at a low entry cost.
Posted: 15 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Oracle Corporation

IPSEC VS. VPN: Transition Criteria and Methodology
sponsored by SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the differences between the VPN technologies and provides criteria for deciding whether you should replace your IPSec VPN with SSL VPN. It also presents a step-by-step, practical approach to implementing your replacement.
Posted: 15 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

SonicWALL

Understanding the Network Impact on Application Load Testing
sponsored by Shunra Software
WHITE PAPER: Delivering an application without considering the target network is not sufficient for load testing. Read this white paper that details a new solution for testing to make sure that application performance is optimal across the board.
Posted: 22 Oct 2007 | Published: 22 Oct 2007

Shunra Software

Maximizing SAP NetWeaver Portal Performance
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn the performance challenges that IT departments face with feature-rich, high-volume corporate intranet portals and discover simple ways to improve response time by as much as 30% for a better overall user experience.
Posted: 10 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Intel Corporation

Optimizing WAN Performance for the Global Enterprise
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: WAN performance is critical to enterprise business around the globe. Read this white paper to learn the latest WAN optimization technologies, market products available for optimizations and analyst recommended WAN best practices.
Posted: 31 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 May 2006

Intel Corporation

Network Access Control: User and Device Authentication
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Networking has evolved to support both wired and wireless access, securing corporate networks from attack is even more essential. This white paper discusses how your organization can authenticate users and devices before they connect to the network.
Posted: 31 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2005

Intel Corporation

Seven Criteria for Sound Investment for WAN Optimization
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Choosing a WAN optimization solution can be a tough challenge. How do you maximize the benefits of WAN optimization and minimize TCO? This white paper can help. Discover seven major points to consider before investing in a WAN optimization solution.
Posted: 04 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Best Practices for Deploying LAN Security and NAC
sponsored by Nevis Networks
WHITE PAPER: Download this paper and discover best practices for planning and deploying a LAN Security solution. Learn about an integrated security strategy that provides reactive protection to identify and filter out malware attacks that infiltrate your network.
Posted: 05 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

Nevis Networks
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LAN DEFINITION (continued): …  area network may serve as few as two or three users (for example, in a home network) or as many as thousands of users (for example, in an FDDI network). Major local area network technologies are:  Ethernet  Token Ring  FDDI   Ethernet is by far the most commonly used LAN technology. A number of corporations use the Token Ring technology. FDDI is sometimes used as a backbone LAN interconnecting Ethernet or Token Ring LANs. Another LAN technology, ARCNET, once the most commonly installed LAN technology, is still used in the industrial automation industry.Typically, … 
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