First Advisor

Vieira, Paul

Second Advisor

Cory, Graham

Third Advisor

Likarish, Daniel M.


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Computer and Information Technology


School of Computer and Information Sciences

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

152 pages


The Purpose of this thesis is to document the project that designed, configured and implemented a network infrastructure that provided the capability to segment, current and future, non-MegaComm Media Center companies that need IT services from the MegaComm Media Center (MMC) and provided Business-to- Business connectivity. The MegaComm Media Center, located in Littleton, Colorado, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the MegaComm Corporation. The MMC provides unique services to the cable industry. In support of these services, the MMC hosts several tenants. Prior to this project the tenants had access to internal MMC networks. The MMC also has several vendors that provide services or content for MMC programming. These vendors had unfettered access to MMC networks. This situation created concern with both the MMC network security department as well as MegaComm senior management. To mitigate the risks created by having external entities accessing MMC networks, the extranet project was commissioned. The goal of the project was to design and implement an extranet that would provide the proper functionality for both the tenant and the vendors. The project followed the System Development Life Cycle and required approximately seven months to complete. The budget for the project was $350,000.00 and required a project team of four individuals. The author was the project manager as well as the network engineer for the project. The project completed on time and within the established budget. The final deliverable was a functioning extranet that provided the necessary support for the tenants and vendors. Additionally the extranet met all of the established networking and security requirements. The final network was flexible, expandable and extensible due to its modular design. The project was extremely successful.

Date of Award

Summer 2005

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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