LookingPoint is pleased to announce the official partnership with Tesrex, a quality focused technology consulting firm based in the UK. This strategic alliance will allow us to provide exceptional services globally. Our two companies will jointly market solutions and services that deliver improved uptime, greater agility and lower IT expenditures to customers.

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URGENT NOTICE: Cisco Security Advisory cisco-sa-20170310-struts2

"On March 6, 2017, Apache disclosed a vulnerability in the Jakarta multipart parser of Apache Struts could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected system. This vulnerability has been assigned CVE-ID CVE-2017-5638. " (Cisco Security Advisory) 

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Cisco Identity Services Engine -802.1x Authentication-

Network security is often delegated to singular devices within the network. For instance, you might allow unfettered access for all endpoints within the core of your corporate network and enforce the access policy at the edge firewall. For your wireless users, you might choose to enforce a singular policy for all users allowing every wireless user access to HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, and Telnet and implementing this policy at the access point (autonomous mode) or at the Wireless LAN Controller (lightweight mode). This “one-size-fits-all” approach is not the ideal way to implement network security.

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International Women's Day

In honor of International Women's Day we want to recognize three women who are changing the technology industry!

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Fireside Chat: Network Security and Visibility

Fireside Chats are a LookingPoint video series where we bring casual technology conversations to you! In this chat we are discussing a topic that many of our customers are talking about this year: Security and Network Visibility. Sit back, relax, and enjoy another fireside chat. 

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Network Security for the Modern Workforce

Collaboration solutions for the modern workforce are focused more and more on enabling the mobile workforce, and why should security be any different? Today’s workforce is digitizing rapidly with more and more companies’ business model reflecting trends like mobility and “bring your own device”. The exponential growth of online devices is expected to grow from 15B today to 500B by 2030. With increased digitization comes security advancements and an increased need for networks security.

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SD-WAN: Experiences from the Field with Cisco IWAN

By this time, I’m sure you’ve all heard about the whole SD-WAN, or Software Defined Wide Area Network, craze hitting the industry.  Heck, if you are reading this now, it probably means you are in the process of researching, piloting, or operating one yourself.  This is great news!  However, if you are looking for a high-level, marketing overview of the four pillars of an SD-WAN, then you are probably in the wrong place!  In this article, I’m going to pass on some information from my personal experiences with one SD-WAN solution, Cisco IWAN.

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Cisco’s Clock Signal Component Issue

On February 2, 2017 Cisco announced a major issue affecting products from their routing, switching, security and server product lines. Reference Tables A through D below for a full list of affected products and part numbers.

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Fireside Chat: Enabling Collaboration

Fireside Chats are a LookingPoint video series where we bring casual technology conversations to you! This week we are discussing another topic that is taking 2017 by storm: Enabling collaboration solutions in the workplace. Sit back, relax, and enjoy another fireside chat. 

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Collaboration Solutions for the Modern Workforce

Whether you're making the jump to cloud with Cisco Spark or sticking with your existing on premise Unified Communications implementation, the push to enable collaboration is happening in businesses across all verticals. The need to enable collaboration and empower employees to work from anywhere while maintaining the same level of collaboration as an in-person interaction is in high demand. This need is driven by the influx of millennials into the workforce, the fact that no one likes commuting, or a bit of both.

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