Corporate network is logically separated group of computers, routers and other parts o IT infrastructure which function outside of the traditional bounds of internet. It is often called intranet when it uses broadly available protocols and standards of communication. Corporate networks can be connected together by using cryptography and VPN's over the open internet. Main purpose to create corporate networks is to provide security and reliability of company's management information system, data processing system, transmission of data and communication. Corporate networks uses different types of LAN and WAN devices to provide needed functionality.
Other meaning of the term corporate network: it is a set of companies with formal or informal relationships (contracts, financial, logistics etc) which act to achieve common market goal. Corporate clusters, japanese zaibatsu, korean chaebols are forms of corporate network.
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