LANs and VLANs
LANs and VLANs
Local Area Networks (LAN) and Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) provide additional security to network communication. They help to heighten the security of any solution, as long as they are implemented in the right way.
What is a LAN and VLAN?
A VLAN is a logical group of servers and network devices that appear to be on the same LAN. A VLAN allows a network of computers to communicate in a simulated environment as if they exist in a single LAN, and share a single broadcast and multicast domain.
VLANs are built from the firewall layer, so any communication between them runs through the firewall, meaning that you can set the specific rule sets that allows this communication. Hyve can build up to 8 VLANs per firewall, providing several layers of security to network communication.
Hyve specialises in virtual networks, providing network separation through the use of VLANs. The purpose of VLANs is to achieve scalability, security and ease of network management, and can respond rapidly to changes in network requirements and relocation of server nodes.
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Separating systems from the rest of the network decreases the chances of people gaining unauthorised access to sensitive information. Due to this, Hyve’s solutions are some of the most secure on the market today.
The network administrator can create VLANs that reduce the number of router hops and increase apparent bandwidth for network users, offering increased performance. We can then assure that you are getting the best possible performance out of your infrastructure.
We offer flexibility not just from a networking perspective, but also from a service and infrastructure perspective.VLANs provide flexibility because administrators are able to configure them in a centralised environment, whilst the devices might be located in different geographical locations.
Segmenting a large LAN to smaller VLANs we will reduce broadcast traffic, as each broadcast will be sent on to the relevant VLAN only. We ensure your network works in the most efficient way, reducing costs and giving better performance.
VLANs make the expansion and relocation of a network or a network device easier. We offer flexibility with network changes operating VLANs makes this significantly easier.