- As the name indicates, an enterprise network represents the network of an enterprise/corporate/office.
- It typically consists of one or more internal office networks along with provision for remote employees to access the office networks through the public data network.
A typical enterprise network diagram is given below:
As seen from the diagram,
- The office network would have desktops/laptops, lot of servers like file servers, mail servers, web servers etc. One or more L2 switches provide connectivity between these end stations.
- Employees, working from home, would typically access the office network via. a Remote Access Server(RAS). The RAS would primarily authenticate the remote end stations before allowing access to the office network.
- The office network would use a gateway router to connect it to the public data network (internet).
Enterprise networks could even be spread across multiple geographical locations connected together by private leased lines