This technical document addresses some of the symptoms/problems associated with the current network architecture and should help foster collaborative discussions surrounding a long-term solution. While reading this paper in its entirety, the reader should ask himself/herself the question "What were the lessons learned from this predicament?" Identifying and understanding the root causes that spawned this predicament will have tremendous value towards preventing similar scenario in the future.

This document is divided into three major sections:

  1. Introduction – Provides a brief narrative highlighting the major issues.

  2. Technology Background – A high-level explanation of the terminology used throughout this document.

  3. Risk Assessment – Identifies potential risk associated with technology.

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