A campus area network (CAN) is a computer network that interconnects multiple local area networks (LANs) within a limited geographical area. It is larger than a LAN yet smaller than a MAN (metropolitan area network) or a WAN (wide area network). CANs usually consist of multiple buildings and facilities connected through high-speed network links, such as fiber optic cables or wireless connections. They enable connected users and devices to share resources, services, and data. Securing a campus area network is essential to protect sensitive data, maintain network integrity, and ensure uninterrupted services for users.
See also: local area connection, LAN party
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