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ALSO CALLED: Network Routing
DEFINITION: A wildcard mask is a sequence of numbers that streamlines packet routing within the subnets of a proprietary network. A subnet can be a geographically defined local area network (LAN). Alternatively, a subnet may define security boundaries, departmental boundaries, multicast zones or hardware security parameters. The use of a mask saves a router the task of having to handle an entire IP address because  … 
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Routing White Papers (View All Report Types)
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Time-Based Routing for Field Service
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The key to mobile workforce optimization is accurately assessing travel times for multiple routes between multiple appointments. Read this white paper for the pros and cons of three routing methodologies.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Oracle Corporation

A Different Take on Software Defined Networks
sponsored by Enterasys
WHITE PAPER: Get a different take on software defined networks, who they help, the benefits you can achieve from deploying one, and key tips for utilizing one within your organization.
Posted: 02 Aug 2013 | Published: 02 Aug 2013


The Financial Benefit of Cisco’s Elastic Core
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore how three Cisco software-based initiatives for the core network can help you address the challenges facing core networks today – including the increasing volumes of traffic, diversity of services, and adoption of cloud services.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

New ShoreTel IP Telephony Solution a Hole in One for Tiger Woods Foundation Headquarters and Learning Center
sponsored by ScanSource & ShoreTel
WHITE PAPER: Discover how one organization replaced their legacy PBX-based telephone system with an IP telephony system which helped increase flexibility, mobility, and productivity.
Posted: 08 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

ScanSource & ShoreTel

ShoreTel Small Business Edition: Simple Communications That Grow With Your Business
sponsored by ScanSource & ShoreTel
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the details of a unified communications (UC) system that provides powerful, feature-rich, scalable, productivity-boosting UC to small businesses at an affordable price point.
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

ScanSource & ShoreTel

Step Up to Cisco Premier
sponsored by Comstor
WHITE PAPER: Access this one-page resource to learn about Step Up to Cisco Premier, a unique training that can help your associates receive the Cisco Premier certification so you can identify your company as a qualified, trained, and experienced Cisco resource.
Posted: 08 Feb 2012 | Published: 27 Jan 2012


Ask Questions Until You Get the Right Answers and the Right Network
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Establishing a relationship with a trusted reseller can help you turn your network into something that matches your business and fulfills the specific needs of your organization.
Posted: 12 Dec 2011 | Published: 08 Dec 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Dynamic Routing Architecture
sponsored by Progress
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to find out how dynamic routing architecture (DRA) optimizes communications beyond clustering in complex, distributed topologies to enable easier scaling and greater agility in changing the IT environment to meet changing business needs and market conditions.
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 | Published: 28 Nov 2011


Unified Physical Infrastructure (UPI) Strategies for Thermal Management
sponsored by Panduit
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how air sealing grommets can be used to close raised floor cutout spaces and improve data center cooling efficiency. Solutions that achieve the highest level of sealing effectiveness support network uptime goals by contributing to maximum cooling efficiency and providing superior cable management.
Posted: 28 Jan 2010 | Published: 28 Jan 2010


Core Data Services: Basic Components for Establishing Business Value
sponsored by Pitney Bowes Business Insight
WHITE PAPER: Standardizing data management practices when developing the enterprise architecture lowers risk and increases consistency; Organizational trust in the data simplifies application development. This paper explores how a set of value-added data services can reduce operational costs, increase efficiency and improve the quality of enterprise data.
Posted: 11 Jan 2010 | Published: 11 Jan 2010

Pitney Bowes Business Insight

Optimizing the Business of IT
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: New functionality in BIG-IP v10--such as resource provisioning and route domains--coupled with existing administrative domain capabilities enables IT to virtualize application delivery functions across departments. Sharing the investment in a unified application delivery solution across business constituents increases the return on investment.
Posted: 10 Dec 2009 | Published: 10 Dec 2009

F5 Networks

Creating Order from Chaos in Data Centers and Server Rooms
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Data center professionals can rid themselves of messy racks, sub-standard under floor air distribution, and cable sprawl with a minimum of heartache and expense. This paper outlines several innovative approaches for dealing with the symptoms of chaos and for eliminating the root causes of disorder.
Posted: 04 Feb 2009 | Published: 03 Feb 2009

Schneider Electric

Unsung Heroes - How Routing & Switching Keep the Business Going
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Routers and switches are the building blocks for all business communications from data to voice and video to wireless access.
Posted: 02 Feb 2009 | Published: 02 Feb 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Implementing HA at the Enterprise Data Center Edge to Connect to a Large Number of Branch Offices
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how to deploy a highly available, working cluster by taking the design considerations and applying them to an actual deployment.
Posted: 19 Dec 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2007

Juniper Networks, Inc.

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.

An Architectural Framework for Enterprise Email Infrastructure & Security: Getting It Right Today, Getting Ready for Tomorrow
sponsored by Sendmail, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the architecture limitations prevalent in today's large-enterprise email networks.
Posted: 22 Oct 2008 | Published: 22 Oct 2008

Sendmail, Inc.

CCNA v2.0 Review: Critical Concepts of the 640-802 CCNA Exam
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper helps students understand the types of information required to pass the new 640-802 CCNA composite exam by providing a convenient review of the exam's critical concepts.
Posted: 17 Oct 2008 | Published: 17 Oct 2008

Global Knowledge

Networking Basics: What You Need to Know
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: When looking at networking basics, understanding the way a network operates is the first step to understanding routing and switching. Read this white paper for more.
Posted: 10 Oct 2008 | Published: 10 Oct 2008

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Systems Integrates WAN Optimization into Your Existing Network Infrastructure
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Cisco Systems' Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) technology is a Strong Performer and placed just outside the Leaders category.
Posted: 02 Apr 2008 | Published: 20 Jul 2007

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Building Your Network Foundation: Routing and Switching Made Simple
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide examines the critical issues of networking, how it works, and how it can help you achieve a competitive edge.
Posted: 28 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Why CRM? The Business Case for Customer Relationship Management
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Organizations are adopting CRM solutions because they understand that having the technology to execute a customer-centric strategy is a business imperative. Learn the strategic value of CRM -- increased revenue, productivity, and customer satisfaction.
Posted: 02 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Oracle Corporation

Using Veritas Provisioning Manager in Multiple Site Environments: Issues, Evaluation, Recommendations
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Server provisioning can be transformed by the Veritas Provisional Manager, but many users stumble when trying to implement the Provisional Manager across multiple sites. Learn the considerations that should be evaluated prior to implementation.
Posted: 05 Dec 2006 | Published: 01 Mar 2006

Symantec Corporation

Inbound Routing with NetSatisFAXTion©
sponsored by FaxBack, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the inbound routing methods used by NET SatisFAXtion.
Posted: 08 Sep 2004 | Published: 08 Sep 2004

FaxBack, Inc.
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ROUTING DEFINITION (continued): …  the router deals only with the digits selected by the mask. Wildcard masks are commonly used with Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) router protocols and in access control lists for Cisco routers.Once a packet has arrived at an organization's main gateway with its network number, that packet is routed to its ultimate destination using a subnet number. The wildcard mask is usually a string of binary digits shown over the subnet number, telling the router which parts of the subnet number to look at. A binary "0" over a particular digit in the subnet number says "Pay attention to this … 
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