Solved

Two networks secure and insecure. Best option

Posted on 2011-02-14
7
327 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hello,
My scenario is the following:
I have two groups: one with about 50 workstations used by employees (payroll, pension, financial records), and another one used by students (25 PCs)who come and go (obviously insecure because people come from the outside all the time).

They are currently under one domain and one network. We are looking to upgrade them. What would be the best option? Two separate networks with separate DC, DNS, DHCP in each network? Please, let me know what other options could be and if this is the best solution.
0
Comment
Question by:claudiamcse
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:Joseph Moody
ID: 34888986
Same physical network. Use VLANs to separate them and access control list on your top router to keep traffic separate.
0
 

Author Comment

by:claudiamcse
ID: 34889182
Can you put more info about VLANs and how to separate them. Is it secure? How long does it take to set it up the access controll list on the router for 20 student PCs?
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:Joseph Moody
ID: 34889294
This is something that you will have to learn a bit about.

You may want to take a networking intro (like a CCNA course).

Here is a good book for you:

http://www.amazon.com/CCNA-Certified-Network-Associate-640-802/dp/0470110082/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1297701910&sr=8-9

Once you understand the technologies and how the work, it wouldn't take you more than five minutes to set up. You just have to understand ACL orders, vlans, routing, etc.
0
Backup Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Backup all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

 

Author Comment

by:claudiamcse
ID: 34889446
Thank you so much. I will buy this book.
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:Joseph Moody
ID: 34889456
No problem. If you get a chance, take a Cisco Networking Academy course. It will be the best 5 hours a week you spend!
0
 

Author Comment

by:claudiamcse
ID: 34889534
Where is this course? Can you give me an info? I would be definitely interested in it.
0
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
Joseph Moody earned 500 total points
ID: 34889546
http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/netacad/index.html

Look in the bottom right for a course locator. It is mainly taught at local colleges.
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
Find out how to use Active Directory data for email signature management in Microsoft Exchange and Office 365.
This tutorial will give a short introduction and overview of Backup Exec 2012 and how to navigate and perform basic functions. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as conne…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…

708 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now