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Riordan Manufacturing Physical Layout and Network Security Nadja Marava, Russell Elder, Roman Silva, and Logan Pickels
University Of Phoenix
CMGT 441 Introduction to Information Security Management

Jude Bowman
September 3, 2012

Riordan Manufacturing Physical Layout and Network Security
As can be seen on the Intranet Website, Riordan currently operates four manufacturing plants; three located in the United States (San Jose, California; Pontiac, Michigan; and Albany, Georgia) and one overseas (Hang Zhou, China). Each plant contains the same basic departments, to include Sales and Marketing, Operations, Finance and Accounting, Information Technology (IT), Legal, and Human Resources. The problem; however, lies in all four plants Sales and Marketing, Operations, Finance and Accounting, and Human Resources departments, which have outdated and unconsolidated systems.
China Physical Layout
One location is China. The Wide Area Network being used has three T1 connections in the United States and a Satellite connection in China. This paper is used for determining the architecture for the Riordan WAN and then research what possible security measures can be taken to reduce Vulnerabilities.
The Layout is below:
• Ethernet Backbone 1G
• Windows Exchange server Email
• Windows Network server Domain controller
• Unix Server for ERP/MRP Customer and Vendor Relations
• Linksys Wireless Router
• VOIP Satellite Connection
• 35 Dell Optiflex Desktops with windows 2000
• T1 Connection

Immediate recommendations that stick out would be several things such as encryption, firewall, and outdated operating systems. The firewalls could be set up in multiple facets like Stateful Inspection, Application filtering, IP filtering, Protocols filtering and whatever access control setup is…...

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