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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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Meeting Today's Security Challenges with End-to-end Access Control
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This White Paper explores how Juniper Unified Access Control (UAC) solution deployed with Juniper EX-series switches delivers a comprehensive network access control (NAC) solution.
Posted: 19 Dec 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Advancing the Economics of Networking
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to find out how you can change this economic model and reduce capital and operational expenses, freeing up IT budget dollars and allowing your business to invest in innovative technologies that will reduce the cost of doing business while improving the bottom line.
Posted: 19 Dec 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

Juniper Networks, Inc.

IT Briefing: Efficient SAN-Based Tape Encryption
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document discusses the protection of stored data, particularly the data that resides on backup tapes.
Posted: 17 Dec 2008 | Published: 16 Dec 2008

Cisco Systems, Inc.

WPA2 Security: Choosing the Right WLAN Authentication Method for Homes and Enterprises
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper will explore the authentication methods available with WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) and identify several important best practices to consider when deploying a wireless network at home or in the enterprise.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Oct 2008

Global Knowledge

Managing SharePoint in an Enterprise Environment
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and other SharePoint technologies are excellent tools for a modern, web-based office environment. This white paper gives pointers on managing them.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Oct 2008

Global Knowledge

Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) allows Oracle Database to run any packaged or custom application, unchanged across a set of clustered events.
Posted: 09 Dec 2008 | Published: 09 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

Delivering Holistic Business Continuity with Auto-Replication
sponsored by Dell | EqualLogic
WHITE PAPER: Every organization needs a holistic business continuity solution for data protection, Auto-Replication protects you from all disasters, as well as improving backup.
Posted: 05 Dec 2008 | Published: 05 Dec 2008

Dell | EqualLogic

Emerging Multicast VPN Applications
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides background information on MVPNs, as well as describes emerging MVPN applications.
Posted: 25 Nov 2008 | Published: 25 Nov 2008

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Securing the Everywhere Network
sponsored by SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: Everywhere networking streamlines facilities and energy costs, eliminates commuting time and expenses, builds global business partnerships, broadens markets and staffing pools and shortens customer response times.
Posted: 18 Nov 2008 | Published: 18 Nov 2008

SonicWALL

WEP Cloaking for Legacy Encryption Protection
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Several known vulnerabilities and attack tools have compromised Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), making it unsuitable for secure WLAN implementations without additional layers of security. This white paper describes a WEP Cloaking solution.
Posted: 10 Nov 2008 | Published: 10 Nov 2008

Motorola, Inc.

Accelerating the Next Phase of Virtualization
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, see how wide-area data services (WDS) is now having tremendous success in enabling server virtualization and remote site consolidation.
Posted: 31 Oct 2008 | Published: 31 Oct 2008

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Enabling Carrier-class Communications with EX Switches
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why a high-performance, highly available and secure network is essential for supporting a wide array of traffic types and a diverse user community.
Posted: 21 Oct 2008 | Published: 21 Oct 2008

Juniper Networks, Inc.

IT Briefing: How to Optimize ETL for Demanding Data Environments
sponsored by Syncsort
WHITE PAPER: This document is based on a Syncsort/TechTarget Webcast entitled "How to Optimize ETL for Demanding Data Environments."
Posted: 21 Oct 2008 | Published: 21 Oct 2008

Syncsort

Ten Tips for Reducing Storage TCO
sponsored by LSI Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the top ten strategic steps that should be taken to reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of a storage infrastructure.
Posted: 14 Oct 2008 | Published: 14 Oct 2008

LSI Corporation

Five Reasons to Go Wireless
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Wireless networks are a powerful tool for boosting productivity and encouraging information sharing in a small company. With access to network resources, employees can roam where they need to and have constant access to the tools required to do their jobs
Posted: 10 Oct 2008 | Published: 10 Oct 2008

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Promise and Pitfalls of 802.11n
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the pitfalls that might arise such as increased power output, multipath signal propagation and "smart" antenna designs which affect range and performance.
Posted: 08 Oct 2008 | Published: 08 Oct 2008

Fluke Networks

Practical Considerations for Deploying 802.11n
sponsored by Siemens Enterprise Communications
WHITE PAPER: 802.11n will enable pervasive wireless deployment in the enterprise and may eventually become the dominant enterprise local area network (LAN) technology. This paper explains it all.
Posted: 08 Oct 2008 | Published: 08 Oct 2008

Siemens Enterprise Communications

Intel: Comparing Two- and Four-Socket Platforms for Server Virtualization
sponsored by IBM and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Which platform is the best for your virtualization projects? Read this Intel IT report to learn how various solutions compare.
Posted: 01 Oct 2008 | Published: 30 Sep 2008

IBM and Intel

Mobility as a Service: Best Practices for Managing Mobile Work
sponsored by Fiberlink Communications
WHITE PAPER: Fiberlink Communications studied the challenges of mobile computing as well as the best practices for the management, control and operations of a mobile platform.
Posted: 15 Sep 2008 | Published: 15 Mar 2008

Fiberlink Communications

Quality of Service (QoS) in High-Priority Applications
sponsored by Transition Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper will discuss both hard and soft QoS techniques including 802.1P, IP Precedence, Differentiated Services, Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) and ATM specific priority resources.
Posted: 08 Sep 2008 | Published: 05 Sep 2008

Transition Networks, Inc.

Media Conversion in Video Security and Surveillance Systems
sponsored by Transition Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses what can be the weakest link in many video applications – cabling infrastructure. Learn how media conversion can be an economical and effective means to convert to the cabling medium of your choice.
Posted: 04 Sep 2008 | Published: 04 Sep 2008

Transition Networks, Inc.

Getting the Most from Your Wireless Network
sponsored by WildPackets, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Network disruptions have become business disruptions with financial and sometimes even legal consequences. This white paper outlines best practices in monitoring, analyzing, and troubleshooting wireless networks using WildPackets OmniPee.
Posted: 26 Aug 2008 | Published: 26 Aug 2008

WildPackets, Inc.

Virtual Data Center eZine - Volume 4
sponsored by Virtual Data Center eZine - Volume 4
WHITE PAPER: This e-zine issue explains the direct benefits of implementing a SAP virtualization plan. It compares virtualization platforms, highlights common problems, and offers tips to leverage hardware-assisted memory virtualization.
Posted: 20 Aug 2008 | Published: 18 Aug 2008


Backup Express and NetApp: Remote Site Business Continuity with Syncsort BEX Advanced Recovery and NetApp FAS Systems
sponsored by Syncsort
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains the low cost and high speed of Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA) disks. It explains how they enable near-instant recovery from past points in time, and employ new technologies that maximize the speed of data transfers.
Posted: 13 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

Syncsort

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
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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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