Computer Network Simulation of Firewall and VoIP Performance Monitoring

Ammar O. Barznji, Tarik A. Rashid, Nawzad K. Al-Salihi


Fast growing in communication technology has influenced global changes and challenges appear in the field of network security issues. Security solutions must be efficient and operate in a way to deal with threats, reject and stop the network intruders and Trojans. The simulated network of Salahaddin university new campus is planned to build on an area of (3000X3000) meter square. The network consists of many main and secondary devices. The network is mainly consisted of one core switch that provides a very high data transfer through connecting all the collected positions by a variety of cable medias to the entire network switches which are installed in each college location. The department of academic administration (presidency) of the university design is similar to the network designed in each college. The mentioned switch obtains the services from a router that isolates the network from the cloud which supports the services of internet to the network. The firewall is connected to the switch that connects the main server and cloud together. This paper focuses on undertaking a simulation to analyze and examine the performance of the whole network when two scenarios are implemented, the first is if firewall devices is used, the second is when firewall is not used, since the project of building Salahaddin University new campus is at the initial stage, therefore, the researchers think that, it is very important to figure out the drawbacks and deadlocks of using firewall upon each branch of the network and overall network performance before the submitting the final networks design that going to be implemented and installed, because this will indicate many differences on the construction, for example, the network panels ways, the cable collecting locations, network channels and many other device fixing things depending on the media types in addition of the demand of future expansion capabilities. The results show that the using or adding of firewall device to the university campus computer network, will improve the overall network performance though increasing the data stream on many network sections and sectors, also better results are obtained.


Network Delay;Data Traffic;VoIP;Server HTTP; Computer Network Design

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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