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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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Implementing HA at the Enterprise Data Center Edge to Connect to a Large Number of Branch Offices
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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.
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Emerging Multicast VPN Applications
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WHITE PAPER: This paper provides background information on MVPNs, as well as describes emerging MVPN applications.
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Unified Communication for Dummies
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BOOK: Find here the real-world examples of how unified communications is being used now to solve critical business challenges and the tips you can use to meet your business needs in the modern, mobile work environment.
Posted: 21 Nov 2008 | Published: 21 Nov 2008

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An Architectural Framework for Enterprise Email Infrastructure & Security: Getting It Right Today, Getting Ready for Tomorrow
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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

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CCNA v2.0 Review: Critical Concepts of the 640-802 CCNA Exam
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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

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Networking Basics: What You Need to Know
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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

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Cisco Systems Integrates WAN Optimization into Your Existing Network Infrastructure
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Posted: 02 Apr 2008 | Published: 20 Jul 2007

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Building Your Network Foundation: Routing and Switching Made Simple
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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

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Why CRM? The Business Case for Customer Relationship Management
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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

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Using Veritas Provisioning Manager in Multiple Site Environments: Issues, Evaluation, Recommendations
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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©
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the inbound routing methods used by NET SatisFAXtion.
Posted: 08 Sep 2004 | Published: 08 Sep 2004

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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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