Network Management

IT 3355 Network Architecture

Unit 4 Discussion

Network Management

Discussion Resources

The following resources may be useful in completing this discussion and the course assignments

Meyers, M. (2018). CompTIA network+ certification all-in-one exam guide: Exam N10-007 (7th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill Education.

Chapter 10, “Securing TCP/IP,” pages 349–?381.

Chapter 13, “Remote Connectivity,” pages 448–?494.

Chapter 18, “Managing Risk,” pages 641–?656.

Chapter 19, “Protecting Your Network,” pages 655–?695.

Skillsoft. (n.d.). CompTIA Network+ N10-007: Security devices, wireless security, and access control [Tutorial].

Skillsoft. (n.d.). CompTIA Network+ N10-007: Policies and best practices [Tutorial].

Skillsoft. (n.d.). CompTIA Network+ N10-007: Network devices and device hardening [Tutorial].

Discussion Instructions

For this discussion, consider the following scenario:

The CIO of the organization for which you are developing your project network decides after seeing the data flow maps you created that the timing is right to alter their relationship with their primary supplier. Currently, inventory requirements are maintained by the organization and orders are placed over the phone. The CIO would like to give the supplier a direct connection into the organization’s inventory system and make them responsible for maintaining stock.

Use the resources provided as well as your own research to support your discussion of the following:

Explain the pros and cons of making this kind of change as part of the development of a secure network infrastructure. How would you support or dispute this request for change in the project scope, and address the ethical standards and implications of this decision?

Describe 2–3 enterprise network management tools (for example, HP OpenView, Entuity) that you have used. Would you recommend using them to manage the network for the vendor relationship?

Be sure you correctly cite any references you use according to APA guidelines.