To provide UMUC with the most secure and sufficient network, I have chosen Cisco port switch because it is affordable and most dependable providing everything it needs to protect, optimize and proficient delivery of services. The Cisco series 300 is user friendly with the set-up process and its use capability, optimally provides and more sufficient work environment connecting to a port switch on the floor of each lab.
Cisco Router 4451-X provides the highest performance location being in each floor located in the IT service room. These types of routers are beneficial for their capabilities in managing traffic, data sharing & security and WAN optimization, eliminating data slowing. I would propose the utilization of 4 in total to be used, 2 on each floor.