Paper 1: Secure Virtual Local Area Network Design and Implementation for Electronic Data Interchange
Abstract: Electronic Data Interchange is a popular platform for sensitive business transactional data transmission over the local to public network. It requires Value Added Network to communicate local data from one endpoint to another. In this paper, we proposed a value-added network design and deployment using the Virtual Local Area Network. The Value Added Network over a virtual Local Area Network eases the burden of managing the network and its functional devices. This proposed network provides the solution of data traffic as per demand required network path for the Electronic Data Interchange applications. This advanced deployment model of Value Added Network over a virtual Local Area Network also offers more robust security to the network entities and traffic. This proposed Virtual Local area network has been deployed with the Cisco environment, and all the specifications have been successfully implemented and tested for optimal security for Electronic Data Interchange. Virtual Local Area Network deployed with four different methods such as transferring packets with backbone, virtual Local Area Network using the tagging method, implementing virtual Local Area Network using Time Division Multiplexing, and by user-defined frame field. All these deployments are successfully done, and the secure platform for Electronic Data Interchange data exchange from one end local network to the other local network has been optimized.
Keywords: Electronic data interchange; value added network; virtual local area network; data link layer; time division multiplexing