To remain competitive in an ever-dynamic environment, Riordan Manufacturing must stay current with the latest technology, recent developments in the industry, and attend to the needs of its customers. After Riordan manufacturing CIO's and other employees, Riordan manufacturing telecommunications and data networking systems require an upgrade to a better support of the companies recent and future growth needs.
Team A has its investigation by gathering information on the existing network system. Based on the diagrams provided, we have an inventory of existing hardware and evaluate the security of the protocols for Wide Area Network (WAN) and Local Area Network (LAN) connections at each location. The current model in the network is a server-based (client / server-) design. Each site is dedicated hardware (server) for dealing with the application requests from the workstations. All locations for more than 10 users. (Greg, Tittel, & Johnson, 2004) In the examination of networking Schematics, we noticed that the graphics and the logical design were outdated, they were not with the actual physical implementation. The current network consists of aging and obsolete technology and equipment, cabling CAT3, eg, hubs, Windows 98 and NT Server workstations. Two of the four plants employ firewalls are not on the networks, and two sides had firewalls, prior to their router. Limited information available on the port, router configurations, and security software. Another drawback is that the bandwidth is limited between the sites.