Networks in netLD are a way to partition and better manage your device inventory. Each network has its own inventory, credentials and protocols. Users can create networks and switch between networks as long as they have the permission to access these networks.
Networks are often closely tied to the Smart Bridge (SB) feature. Using SB, remote local networks with independent IP space can also be represented as a network. Take an office building for example, if every floor was a different LAN, you could create separate networks for each floor to manage the whole building.
You can assign access permissions to each user, i.e. you can control which sets of network devices they can read and write to and within what network(s). This is available in the Users section in the Settings window. Details about Networks and Smart Bridge is described in more detail in Sec. 4.3.