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Network Design for a Small Business

Jun 04, 2010, 13:32 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Andrew Weber for this link. ]

"This image represents a basic network plan for a small company. The goal of this article is to use this image to help describe basic concepts of networks and how they typically constructed as well as why they are designed the way they are. Of course there are many variations to this basic design. Many times the variations depend upon the needs of the company as well as the skills of those who work for the company.

"Gateway

"The Gateway connects two dissimilar networks. In this example the Gateway connects the Internet to the LAN and the DMZ which are both on different networks. The Gateway, as is often the case, also performs another function in that it acts as a firewall. The firewall is doing both Nat (Network Address Translation) to the LAN and port forwarding to the DMZ. Note that the DMZ is on a different network from the LAN."

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