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Individual Project (60 points):
Prepare a short Word document (1-2 pages) that describes your impression about the importance of the security mechanisms reviewed (authentication encryption firewalls etc.) and how they might be useful in the Group Project. Submit your paper to the Group Project area.
Group Project (100 Points):
Your team has been contracted by Laplata Trucking Company (LTC) which provides trucking services throughout the Maryland Washington D.C. and Virginia area. LTC is planning to expand its business offices to two major cities: Chicago Illinois and Boston Massachusetts. Your team needs to identify the equipment that is necessary to extend LTC’s Wide Area Network (WAN) to these two cities. Both of the new offices reside in two-story buildings. There will be approximately 300 individuals housed in the Boston office and 125 individuals in the Chicago office.
Your team needs to put together the network design for each of these offices. Requirements for this network project include high availability security and the best performance possible. The solution for each location must include a graphical design showing topology network devices media and so on. Provide your recommendations for installing and for maintaining this network hardware. Explain considerations concerning the integration of network products from different vendors.
Provide a PowerPoint slide presentation of 10 slides. Include text and graphics concerning your proposed design for the network infrastructures at these two locations. Slide notes must explain the diagrams equipment represented and associated functions for network components. Include the following in your presentation:
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