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Cisco Networking Simplified, Second Edition by Paul Della Maggiora, Neil Anderson, Jim Doherty

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Chapter . Applications of Virtualized Networks

What Can You Do with Virtualized Networks?

A number of applications exist for virtualized networks. What they have in common is the need to have multiple entities securely share a single physical network infrastructure. This topic discusses just a few of the use cases.

Corporate Employee “Clean” and “Dirty” Networks

With the implementation of intelligent endpoint authentication and admission onto the network, using solutions such as 802.1x IBNS and Network Admission Control (NAC), there is a need to separate the “clean” endpoints, network, and services from the “dirty.”

With virtualized networks, we can implement a “clean” network partition. As soon as employees authenticate and ensure that their laptop ...

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