Nozama is a company that deals in selling books online. The company will have the online e-commerce website. Customers can buy used and new books through that website. Users can buy and download new books.
Nozama needs to build a computer network for their small startup and it will be upgraded as the business expands over time. They business needs network for servers as wells as form computers. They can have LAN and WAN combination. The want their synchronized business operations. For this they need centralized network management. As this business will operate through e-commerce website, their website should provide better speed and latency rate. Moreover, the company needs to adopts adequate security measures for both hardware and software.
By analyzing the business requirements, the following network security plan is created.
There will be four different server e-mail server, file/print server. The company also required dedicated server and backup servers.
Location of Servers:
The E-mail server and file/print server can be placed inside the office area. However, dedicated server need to be setup in the data centers situated in New York. The dedicated server’s location is very important. This location will provide better speed and low latency to several locations of the world. The location has direct impact on the overall performance of the server. So, the location of the dedicated server is very important to provide good performance.
The backup server should be placed at any other location outside the office area. It can be another place, city or country. If there are any natural disaster flood, earthquake etc., the server remains unaffected and there can be no disruption in the business operations after connecting to the backup server.
The network consists of at least 100 workstations, laptops, few printers, fax machines and scanner. It is good and economic to use wireless networking equipment as it is cost effective and configure to use. Wireless networking is more attractive and ease of use. The wireless network provides flexibility. The employees and users can access the network from anywhere in the office as well as outside the office. We will also use wireless routers, switches and firewalls to connect the network.
|Laptop Dell new precision 5520||$1,399.00|
|Workstation Dell 3000 series||$599.00|
|CISCO RV320 Dual WAN VPN Router||$114|
|CISCO SYSTEMS 8 Port Ethernet Switch||$22.55|
|Cisco RV110W-A-NA-K9 Small Business RV110W Wireless N VPN Firewall Router||$46|
Following are application software required by Nozama:
- Outlook Express for sending and receiving emails both among office employees and for mobile workers.
- Cyberduck clients include FTP, SFTP, Webdev and amazon f3.
- Microsoft office 2010
- Nortek People Management software for managing office workforce and for weekly payroll.
- JIRA for project tracking, assigning tasks and other for team activities.
- Adobe premier pro software for video editing.
- ESET NOD32 Antivirus software
- Pandora FMS network management tool
- ShareIt software to share images, videos, and app across the network.
- Oracle client to manage the database.
- CISCO wireless LAN controller
- Printer and scanner drivers
- CISCO firewall
Cisco resellers have full expertise in the network technology. They have experience and understand the networking requirements of the business like Nozoma. They have expertise in routing, switching, unified communication, wireless networking and security. Their products are reliable and provides better networking performance then other vendors. Oracle is a reliable data storage for businesses. It delivers excellent performance. Oracle provide latest technology combined with innovative business solutions. Oracle has passed ACID test, it ensures the data integrity. Pendora is a most effective networking management tool. It is a new generation software that provides assistance to monitor all the issues occur in the organizations like Nozama. We have used skype for communication within and outside the office. Skype is the most advanced, effective and efficient social networking tool. Organizations can have voice or video conferences online through skype irrespective of employees location. Dropbox is one of the popular tool for sharing or transferring files over the network. JIRA is used by most of the Organizations. It is used to assign and schedule tasks over the network.