What are the potential risks to the integrity of a LAN? What are the problems that can lead to disastrous network failure? What steps are involved in establishing a fast, effective recovery plan? What is required to secure a network from unauthorized access? These are just a few of the questions answered in this guide to preventing LAN failure and recovering quickly if a network goes down. Recognizing that LAN failure can bring an organization to a complete standstill, this hands-on guide covers both the physical and the logical protection of LANs. Written from a user's perspective, the book includes: real-life examples of LAN disasters and the solutions used; checklists and comparisons detailing what to do, when to do it, and how to do it; useful tricks of the trade for selling a disaster prevention plant to management and determining the cost to protect and/or backup the LAN; comparison charts for products and services currently available, including off-the-shelf software to monitor performance, detect problems, and provide audits and inventories; and a vendor list and glossary for easy reference.
"Disaster Recovery for LANS" provides all of the facts LAN administrators, network planners, MIS/DP directors, and senior managers need to determine where their exposures lie, what protection will cost, and what their options are.