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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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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

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

Frontline LAN Troubleshooting Guide
sponsored by Fluke Networks
BOOK: This guide addresses the challenges network professionals face when it comes to network troubleshooting and outlines eight key steps every technician should know to aid in successful troubleshooting.
Posted: 01 May 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Fluke Networks

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.

Application Ready Network Guide: Oracle Application Server 10g
sponsored by F5 Networks
PRODUCT LITERATURE: FS's Application Ready Network for Oracle Application Server 10g provides a comprehensive application delivery platform that greatly enhances the productivity and agility of both the Oracle applications and the organizationswho rely on these devices.
Posted: 28 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

F5 Networks

Oracle and F5 Reference Architechture for SOA
sponsored by F5 Networks
PRODUCT LITERATURE: This document details a solution blueprint developed by F5 and Oracle. It's purpose is to show how F5 and Oracle components work together to deliver a highly reliable and scalable platform for deploying Oracle Service Oriented Applications.
Posted: 28 Apr 2008 | Published: 22 Jun 2007

F5 Networks

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

Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series Switches
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
HARDWARE LISTING: The Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series Switch is an innovative product for midsize organizations and enterprise branch offices.
Posted: 28 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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.

Niksun NetXperts Data Sheet
sponsored by NIKSUN
HARDWARE LISTING: NIKSUN NetXperts is a web based server side software module providing non-intrusive analysis and troubleshooting expertise.
Posted: 30 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2004

NIKSUN

Niksun NetDetector Data Sheet
sponsored by NIKSUN
HARDWARE LISTING: NetDetector seamlessly integrates with other NIKSUN products, 3rd-party applications and network devices to provide a rock-solid security solution.
Posted: 30 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

NIKSUN
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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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