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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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Advanced Virtualization E-Book: Chapter 7 - Network Virtualization: Unifying the Data Center
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: We are potentially at the beginning of a new generation of IT administrators who manage a range of technologies outside of the traditional realm of virtualization. Read this E-Book to learn more.
Posted: 04 Aug 2010 | Published: 04 Aug 2010

SearchSecurity.com

IT in Europe: Networking Edition: Wired and Wireless: Can you achieve an integrated network?
sponsored by SearchNetworking.co.UK
EZINE: This European edition of Network Evolution E-Zine discusses the myths surrounding integrated wired and wireless LANs, security considerations, and wireless and mobile technology trends the UK should be on the lookout for.
Posted: 01 Jun 2011 | Published: 01 Jun 2011


HP FlexBranch Office Solution Transforming Branch Experience
sponsored by HP & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Branch office solutions based upon converged infrastructure can deliver higher levels of security to ensure data protection and prevent costly, damaging breaches. Read this set of documents to learn more about servers, storage and network resources can be safely shared without inhibiting system response and availability.
Posted: 26 May 2011 | Published: 26 May 2011

HP & Intel®

NHS Trust Enhances Healthcare with Juniper Networks
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The Belfast H&SC Trust had recognized the benefits of wireless technology, but the existing network was proving increasingly difficult to manage. A Juniper Networks Wireless LAN Portfolio pilot was deployed, proving to be a success in terms of its stability, security and manageability allowing centralized management at the touch of a button.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Hospital Improves Patient Care and Clinician Productivity with WLAN
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To facilitate high-quality patient care, Memorial Hospital deployed a wireless LAN to provide both data and voice access throughout the facility. The instantaneous communication and broad information access has significantly improved the quality of patient care, because it lets staff spend more time caring for patients and less time on paperwork.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011

Juniper Networks, Inc.

LogMeIn Rescue
sponsored by LogMeIn, Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: LogMeIn Rescue lets internal and external IT provide on-demand remote support for PCs, Macs or smartphones. Now IT can access and control the device, to diagnose and solve the problems quickly and securely anytime, anywhere.
Posted: 02 May 2011 | Premiered: 02 May 2011

LogMeIn, Inc.

E-Guide: Choosing an edge switch: What to consider before you invest
sponsored by NETGEAR Inc.
EGUIDE: While edge switches may not be as powerful or expensive as 10GbE core switches, it is just as important to evaluate these products before investing. This e-guide details your options to help make your decision easier and discusses top considerations before you make an investment.
Posted: 08 Mar 2011 | Published: 08 Mar 2011

NETGEAR Inc.

Choosing the Right Metropolitan Ring for Your Business
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: Businesses are evolving and looking for more effective and efficient methods of handling bandwidth, performance and end-point needs. In addition, they are trying to anticipate future needs to help make good networking decisions.
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 | Published: 01 Mar 2011

AT&T Corp

Take Control: How to Keep Traffic Moving, at a Low Cost
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Network performance problems bring everyone down. They drain productivity, spirits, and profits. But your IT resources and budget are limited. Really, what can you do? Read this paper to find out how to take control with a managed switch.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

LogMeIn Central
sponsored by LogMeIn, Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Access, manage, monitor and automate tasks on all your computers from one central console
Posted: 17 Dec 2010 | Premiered: 17 Dec 2010

LogMeIn, Inc.

Debunking the Myth of the Single-Vendor Network
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: Read this analyst report to see why most organizations should consider a dual-vendor or multivendor solution as a viable approach to building their network.  Not only are significant cost savings achievable with no increase in network complexity, but there is also an improvement in focus on meeting business requirements.
Posted: 03 Dec 2010 | Published: 06 Dec 2010

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Unified Networking on 10 Gigabit Ethernet
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Unified networking over 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) in the data center offers compelling benefits, including a simplified infrastructure, lower equipment and power costs, and the flexibility to meet the needs of the evolving, virtualized data center.
Posted: 01 Dec 2010 | Published: 30 Nov 2010

Intel

802.11n: The End of Ethernet?
sponsored by Aruba Networks
ANALYST REPORT: This report compares 802.11n to Gigabit Ethernet for use in local area network (LAN) access applications. More specifically, the report compares both technologies in six dimensions: mobility, performance, security, management, staffing, and cost.
Posted: 08 Oct 2010 | Published: 14 Sep 2009

Aruba Networks

Is Your Network Ready for VoIP?
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: This paper summarizes in question and answer format the many critical factors pertaining to VoIP’s viability, regardless of which vendor’s IP-PBX system is deployed across the distributed enterprise.
Posted: 07 Oct 2010 | Published: 07 Oct 2010

BlueCoat

Deployment Strategies for 802.11n: Key Considerations for the Next Generation of Wireless Networking
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: While 802.11n wireless networks let enterprises create a seamless working environment by combining the mobility of wireless with the performance of wired networks, the best ways for deploying 802.11n—while minimizing acquisition and operational costs—may still be unclear. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 | Published: 05 Oct 2010

Brocade

Top 10 Reasons Your Company Does NOT Need McAfee Vulnerability Manager
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Some IT and security teams wonder if automated vulnerability management is important, given pressing demands for other IT projects and investments. Why not stick with manual processes or traditional scanners? It is possible that McAfee® Vulnerability Manager may not be right for your organization. Use this simple evaluation checklist to find out.
Posted: 04 Oct 2010 | Published: 04 Oct 2010

McAfee, Inc.

The Corporate Network of the Future: Convergence 2.0
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: We are in the midst of a major innovation cycle in IT - moving from infrastructure designed to automate existing processes to services-oriented architectures that speed the delivery of innovative new services. Read this paper to learn about the features and benefits of a unified fabric and its critical role in the corporate network of the future.
Posted: 09 Sep 2010 | Published: 09 Sep 2010

Brocade

 802.11n Migration
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: In the last few short years sales of 802.11n wireless networking gear have skyrocketed, and have effectively displaced the legacy 802.11a/b/g versions in many organizations. It's rapidly becoming the wireless technology of choice for networking professionals in all-sized organizations.
Posted: 01 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2010

Brocade

Optical Fiber Cabling for Data Communication –Test and Troubleshooting Quick-Reference Guide
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This booklet reviews best practices for test and troubleshooting methods as well as the test tools to ensure that installed optical fiber cabling provides the transmission capability to reliably support LAN or enterprise network applications.
Posted: 26 Aug 2010 | Published: 26 Aug 2010

Fluke Networks

Effective Cabling Techniques for IBM BladeCenter Chassis
sponsored by Panduit
WHITE PAPER: This guide defines specific cabling techniques that simplify cable pathways and promote airflow for maximum cooling, ultimately improving overall system performance and uptime.
Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | Published: 20 Aug 2010

Panduit

VoIP Without Hype: What Businesses Need to Know
sponsored by Fonality Inc.
WHITE PAPER: It’s important to approach VoIP with your eyes wide open – to understand the technology involved, the investment required, and an affordable migration path to VoIP that will deliver value to your business, both short- and long-term, without compromising the quality of your communications. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

Fonality Inc.

Impacts of Healthcare Applications on WLAN Mobility
sponsored by AirMagnet
WHITE PAPER: WLANs are the often-underestimated strategic resource that provides the foundation for the success of any mobile initiative. This paper will address how to build and manage a solid WLAN foundation that protects healthcare organizations from poor application performance, security vulnerabilities and compliance issues.
Posted: 30 Jul 2010 | Published: 30 Jul 2010

AirMagnet

Brocade FCoE Solutions for I/O Convergence
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Fibre Channel over Ethernet is extending the reliability benefits and service of Fibre Channels to LANs and other Ethernet networks. Learn how this approach enables flexible, scalable, and simplified data center fabrics that support increasingly powerful applications and growing amounts of data.
Posted: 11 Jun 2010 | Published: 11 Jun 2010

Brocade

VMware View™ on NetApp Storage
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how VMware View 4 and virtual desktop storage options from NetApp deliver flexible, cost effective, secure virtual desktops. Enterprises can now deploy cost effective virtual desktop environments (over LAN or WAN) that meet the needs of a wide range of end users.
Posted: 06 May 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

VMware, Inc.

Validate LAN Installations for Optimal Service Delivery
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses LAN validation – what it is, who benefits from this practice, and why it should be part of a network installer’s and network owner’s best practices. An overview of how to perform validation testing will also be covered.
Posted: 13 Apr 2010 | Published: 03 Oct 2008

Fluke 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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