Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS)

Date of Last Revision

2020-05-05 10:43:29


Computer Information Systems - Networking Option

Honors Course

2440 409-001

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


In the modern business environment, many companies use a VPN service, in order to allow employees to work from home, while maintaining a secure connection to the network and blocking out any hackers. The main goal of this project is to create a VPN service into a secured network and allow the users to access their folders on the network drive. However, smaller businesses can't afford to spend a fortune on these necessities. For this reason, this project will utilize open source, or free software and firmware that any company would be able to run, no matter the budget. By utilizing Linux-based software, a VPN service will be connected and secured to the local network, as well as a network attached storage (NAS) server loaded onto an old laptop, simulating a basic network drive.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Shirong Du

First Reader

Roberta Reese

Second Reader

Douglas Hubert

Honors Faculty Advisor

Sarah Hoge

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