Tag Archives: network

Compression of Network Data and Performance Issues

Network-Compression. Today’s networks will always have data limitations. Data sets continue to grow on pace with increasing bandwidth availability making network-compression an important service in improving network performance. The network-compression used is actually a combination of compression and caching. It has been found that TCP rate control combined with network-compression provides the best value in terms of optimizing… Read More »

Virtual Private Network (VPN) Security and Monitoring Controls

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a group of network hosts that can transfer encrypted data between themselves on a Virtual Private Network. The technology creates a safe encrypted connection, usually over public networks such as the internet, that allows remote users and locations such as branch offices, to securely access and share resources. The main benefit is… Read More »

Routing Protocols. RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS

Routing protocols are used to establish a path between routers. The most common routing protocols used are: Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), and Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS). Which protocol to use with a Local Area Network (LAN) depends on the following Factors: Administrative cost of management. Administrative… Read More »

Bastion Host Overview

A Bastion Host (BH) is a computer on a network perimeter which is running a hardened Operating System (OS). This protection includes patches, authentication, encryption, and eliminates unnecessary software and services  (Weaver, Weaver, Farwood, & Weaver, 2012). Weaver et al.’s (2012) provides the following list of BH characteristics: A machine with adequate memory and processor speed. All patches… Read More »