Our systems will be protected by a firewall and

This preview shows page 9 - 12 out of 18 pages.

operate at optimal speed while fulfilling the requests made by these external clients. Our systems will beprotected by a firewall, and filtering hardware we acquire for the purpose of allowing traffic on our network to move in an efficient manner. An investment into cloud technology would prove pivotal here, as it would allow our remote locations to host data that our providers throughout the world are able to access once they provide the proper credentials for doing so. CIOX will maintain local resources for our financial systems, and for any printing/mailing of physical documentation requested by our clients. Thesesystems will operate on servers we will house in data centers at our various locations and serve the over 18,000 clients that login to our systems and submit these types of requests. Our printing and financial systems won’t require the same amount of bandwidth as the requests made to our remote locations for the data, we house so the costs for maintaining these services won’t present a problem. The expected amount of outbound traffic for our systems will be an average of 500/600mb/s, so our investment in a 1 GB/s connection will be adequate even in times of increased activity on our network. To reduce the chances of a possible node failure on our network we will implement a mesh network topology. A mesh network is a network in which the devices, or nodes, are connected so that at least some, and sometimes all, have multiple paths to other nodes. (Internet Of Things Agenda, 2020) Example of a Mesh Network.
Image retrieved from: Tools To Reduce CongestionCIOX as an organization will only be successful if we are able to efficiently manage the flow of traffic in/out of our networks infrastructure. The tools I’ve selected for eliminating congestion on our network are the Simple Network Monitoring Protocol, and Netflow. The Simple Network Monitoring Protocol, or SNMP, is a way for different devices on a network to share information with one another. It allows devices to communicate even if our devices are different hardware, and run different software. (Auvik, 2016) SNMP would prove beneficial to our network because of its ability to identify the different devices connecting to our systems. This tool will monitor our networks performance, track any changes to the network, and assist in determining the status of thenetwork in real time. (Auvik, 2016) SNMP utilizes four different protocols: GetNext, Trap, Set, and Get forthe purpose of sending information to and from our servers.
Image taken from: NetFlow is a network protocol developed by CISCO for collecting IP traffic information and monitoring network traffic. (Solar Winds, 2020) Network congestion presents a major issue for our organization, and its important that proper monitoring of our systems occurs to maintain efficiency. By utilizing Netflow our organization will be able to properly plan for moments of high stress on our servers,identify in real time any possibly security threats like DDOS attacks or viruses, and allow the managers of

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture