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Designing the total area network : intranets, VPN's and enterprise networks explained
Norris, Mark.
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Chichester ; New York : John Wiley, [2000]

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x, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Tackles the many issues surrounding one of the most importantassets in any company: its network. Modern networks need to be fastand effective to meet the ever-increasing need to for moreinformation and faster communication. This text offers a clear andconcise presentation of the key issues for those involved in thepurchase, management, planning and implementation of communicationnetworks. It provides the broad technical understanding required toask the right questions, set viable plans and avoid expensiveinvestment and deployment mistakes.

* Explains effective and practical design techniques forcommunication networks

* Advises how to avoid the common pitfalls associated with settingup and running a network

* Focuses on the techniques for planning and assembling networktechnology

* Presents numerous real examples

This is essential reading for network designers and will berecommended reading for students in computer science, electricaland electronic engineering and telecommunications courses.

Norris and Pretty tackle the many issues surrounding the design ofone of the most important communication infrastructures in acompany. The enterprise network needs to be fast and effective tomeet an ever increasing demand for more information andcommunication. It provides broad technical understanding to aidthose involved in the purchase, management, planning andimplementation of enterprise networks. Effective and practicaldesign techniques are explained in detail and are illustrated withreal examples. It also discusses the associated pitfalls whichoften occur to show the reader what not to do when setting up anetwork.

Author Notes

Mark Norris is a technical director of Norwest Communications, Suffolk, UK. He is the author of Mobile IP Technology for M-Business (Artech House, 2001), Understanding Networking Technology: Concepts: Terms, and Trends, Second Edition (Artech House, 1999) and Survival in the Software Jungle (Artech House, 1995); the co-editor of Systems Modeling for Business Process Improvement (Artech House, 2000); and the co-author of Component-Based Network System Engineering (Artech House, 2000).


Table of Contents

The Enterprise
The Basics of Networking Design
Introducing the Enterprise Network Lifecycle and Design Process
Requirements Gathering and Analysis
Architectural and Physical Design
Logical Design
Operating the Network-Network Management Design
Planning for the Future
Verification, Validation, Testing and Operation
A Case Study-Data Bank
The Boldly Go...