In my last post I talked about securing a simple workgroup network aimed more at sharing an internet connection than sharing data. In this post I'll discuss securing a more sophisticated network which is the next step up.
As an IT consultant something which must always be at the forefront of my mind when offering advice to a client is the security of the network. These days nearly everyone that I meet has a permanent broadband connection to the internet, normally ADSL via the phone line. While this is by all accounts a very positive move forwards for everyone, especially those of us in a rural location, a permanent connection does have its drawbacks.