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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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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 Satellite WANs with Riverbed
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: This solutions brief explains how using a satellite-based wide area network (WAN) can enable more robust LAN-like performance over satellite connections with out-of-the-box compatibility that accelerates the broadest range of applications remote workers need to function.
Posted: 31 Oct 2008 | Published: 31 Oct 2008

Riverbed Technology, 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

Stopping Inbound and Outbound Threats: Juniper Networks Firewall/IPSec VPN with Unified Threat Management (UTM)
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Juniper Networks firewall/VPN appliances include UTM features that are backed by world class technology partnerships.
Posted: 06 Oct 2008 | Published: 03 Oct 2008

Juniper Networks, Inc.

High Performance Wi-Fi Demystified
sponsored by Xirrus
PRODUCT LITERATURE: The Xirrus Wi-Fi Array represents the next generation in wireless LAN (WLAN) architectures.
Posted: 02 Oct 2008 | Published: 02 Oct 2008

Xirrus

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

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.

Mobility XE Increases Utility Worker Efficiency
sponsored by NetMotion Wireless
CASE STUDY: Using a mobile VPN, workers in the field can quickly and easily access customer information, speeding the time for delivery of service.
Posted: 27 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

NetMotion Wireless
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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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