A campus area network (CAN) refers to a computer network that interlinks various local area networks (LANs) within a specific geographical location. It is bigger than a LAN yet smaller than a metropolitan area network (MAN) or a wide area network (WAN).

Campus area networks typically consist of several buildings and facilities linked together via high-speed connections like wireless links or fiber optic cables. They allow connected users and devices to share data, services, and resources. A CAN should be safeguarded to ensure users receive uninterrupted services, maintaining network transparency and protecting sensitive information.

Advantages of Campus Area Network

Disadvantages of Campus Area Network

Safeguarding a Campus Area Network

Practical Applications of Campus Area Networks