This is an individual project. Each student must complete a Case Study that provides the requirements analysis and a proposed solution for converged network solution. The target audience will be the organization’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). The Case Study deliverable is an MS Word document.
The completed Case Study deliverable is due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the due date shown in the Course Schedule. See the Additional Information section of the syllabus for the penalty for late or missed assignments and projects.
The Case Study is valued at 12% of the course grade.
This project gives the student the opportunity to get hands-on experience with Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). VPNs come in hardware and software varieties. There are a number of VPN apps that can be downloaded to your desktop and mobile device. One of these is called Tunnel Bear. Tunnel Bear has a free trial download. You are not required to use Tunnel Bear, but it is free.
Tunnel Bear (https://www.tunnelbear.com/)
to your desktop/laptop AND mobile device (phone/tablet). Use Tunnel
Bear for one week. Please keep in mind the free version is limited
to 500 MB of data (so don’t use Tunnel Bear to watch Netflix or you will run
out of data before you finish the assignment)! The idea is to
experience a VPN client on your desktop and mobile device and keep a log of the
sites your visit while changing the VPN servers that you connect to around the
world. Make sure you change your VPN
servers to a minimum of ten countries. Visit a minimum of ten
websites (minimum of five sites on your desktop/laptop and a minimum of five
different sites on your mobile device). Keep a log and make notes of
your experience. What works well with the Tunnel Bear VPN? What
doesn’t work so well. What specific performance impacts (if any) do
you note. Why would you want to use a product like Tunnel Bear all