[Q] Do I need to use Shielded CAT 5 Cable to have
a secure Network?
[A] No. The primary idea behind shielded cable is to protect the
signal traveling through the cable from being effected by large
sources of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). This type of
interference is produced by large motors and generators, and
can also be produced by certain types of high-voltage lighting
fixtures as well.
Secure Network is one that is geared towards being safe from
intruders, those whom might hack into the network in order to
illegally gain access to restricted or confidential materials.
This type of protection is generally provided by Fire walls,
and other types of monitoring hardware and software. Using Shielded
cable in the installation has absolutely nothing to do with
the security of the network.
5 Cable Company provides CAT 5 and CAT 5e patch and crossover cables for all networking applications in
9 colors, and any custom length. Hand assembled and 100% tested
to ensure the finest quality.
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