CASE STUDY REPORT
Your organization has received quite a few new contracts lately. This has increased the need for teleworkers and workload outsourcing. The new contract vendors and clients will also need access to your network as the projects progress.
As a network administrator for the organization, you recognize that VPNs must be incorporated as a part of your network strategy to support secure access by the teleworkers, employees, and vendors or clients.
To prepare for the implementation of VPNs on the network, you have to devise a VPN Planning Report to be presented to the head of your department.
For the VPN Planning Report, you are to select an organization of your choice from the following business sector (See APPENDIX A). The selected organization will be your case study, to which you will apply what you have learnt so far about Wide Area Network. While you may use your creativity to structure the case study, a template with suggested headings are shown as below:
Background information of your organization that includes business orientation, business structure, and size of employees (min of 100 words).
VPN planning checklist: Provide description that includes a narrative section describing your planning Your description should include all items in planning checklist, as shown in APPENDIX B. Be sure to include the rationale for items 3-8 in the checklist.
Topology design: Use Packet Tracer to draw the current topology for your network; no device configurations are necessary. Include:
Minimum of two branch offices: the Internet cloud and one headquarters location
Current network devices: servers, switches, routers/core routers, broadband ISR devices, and local user workstations
Identify where would you implement the VPNs
Summary, which must include a high-level statement of what you have achieved in the case study
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION:
Report should use 1.5 spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Sources should be cited according to APA method. Your submission will be checked for plagiarism in Turnitin. Page-length requirements: 3-5 pages. You need to submit in PDF format.
APPENDIX A: LIST OF BUSINESS SECTORS
Oil and gas
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