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Network Security Basics

Chapter Description

Robyn Aber help us to explore how routers and switches are the keys to a strong network foundation.Together they enable the intelligent, end-to-end movement of converged data, voice, and video information within or outside the business.

Measuring the Success of a Network Foundation

It is critical that the success of a network foundation deployment be measurable. Here are some metrics that can be established for tracking purposes before an installation:

  • Increased employee productivity

  • Improved responsiveness to clients, customers, suppliers, and partners

  • Reduced network downtime

  • Improved confidence in adding new software applications

  • More-dependable and far-reaching application availability

  • Greater business resilience and agility

  • Lower administrative and support costs