Meraki Insight

Cisco Meraki provides cloud managed networking solutions designed to simplify powerful network technology. Meraki products are simple, scalable, out-of-the-box solutions with single-pane-of-glass network management, allowing users to easily manage their complex networks all over the world from one central location.

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Cisco Device Upgrades

Upgrading Cisco software (IOS, IOS-XE, ASA code, etc.) can be a little daunting sometimes.  For the most part, installations are straight forward, but there is usually a fair amount at stake.  Ideally, your environment should be designed with high-availability in mind, allowing you to perform maintenance (and endure unplanned outages) without business impact.  But that isn’t always financially possible, especially for remote sites and smaller branch offices.  This makes things especially difficult for the engineers tasked with performing this maintenance remotely.  Losing access to a device and watching your continuous ping not receive replies for 5, 10, 15 minutes or even longer sometimes is always taxing!  That said, they almost always come back, usually just shortly after real panic starts to set in.  While we can’t be 100% sure everything is going to work every time (we didn’t write the code or design the hardware), if we do our due diligence we can increase our chances of success. 

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Fireside Chat: Cisco Umbrella

In this Fireside Chat,CEO - Sean Barr, sits down with Systems Engineer VCP, CCNP - Lee Jolly, to discuss Cisco Umbrella - Cisco's cloud security platform that provides the first line of defense against threats on the internet. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this Fireside Chat. 

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Cisco's 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report

Security was a leading topic throughout 2017 across all industries, and has already dominated headlines in 2018 as well. Ransomware, a malicious form of malware designed to block access to computer systems pending a “ransom” payment, was the dominant cyber threat in 2017. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, a business falls victim to a ransomware attack every 40 seconds, and they predict that number will rise to every 14 seconds by 2019.

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Cisco Identity Services Engine: EAP Authentication Types

Series: Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE).
Topic: Wired and Wireless 802.1X Network Authentication 
Entry: EAP Authentication Types

This entry in our Cisco ISE blog series expands on the previous entry, Authenticate all the things!  Some of the vernacular we established in that entry will be repeated here, but not explained.  So, if you haven’t had a chance to read that one yet, go ahead, we’ll wait right here for you!  In this entry, we take a closer look at the EAP authentication types we see most commonly deployed as a part of a Wired and Wireless network 802.1X deployment.

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LookingPoint Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services

San Francisco, CA, February 20, 2018 – LookingPoint, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named LookingPoint to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments.  The MSP Elite 150, recognizes large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premises and off-premises services.

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5 Technologies LookingPoint is Loving this Valentine's Day!

The day of love is upon us. Valentine's Day is a day most of us spend celebrating our loved ones. We buy cards, candy, and gifts for the special people in our lives - all in the name of love. This year we wanted to take some time on this day celebrating the technologies we love most. There are so many amazing technologies out there to choose from, but we somehow managed to pair the list down to the 5 technologies we love most right now!

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Cisco and Broadsoft – Cloud just got better!

First off let me say, this blog is just my read on what the acquisition may mean for customers, there is no information in this document that has been provided by either Cisco or Broadsoft. This is our take on what it could mean and what we are excited about! This acquisition connects two individually successful collaboration companies and makes them better together. Cisco has a history of quickly integrating companies, taking what they do well and merging it with their current offerings, and mitigating product gaps.

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Cisco Completes Acquisition of BroadSoft

We’ve been hearing buzz about the Cisco acquisition of BroadSoft since they announced their agreement to acquire back in October, and it is finally official. Cisco announced the completion of its acquisition of BroadSoft on February 2nd.

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Fireside Chat: Cisco AMP for Endpoints

In this Fireside Chat CEO, Sean Barr, sits down with Solutions Architect, Marshall Hill, to discuss Cisco's Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for endpoint security. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this Fireside Chat. 

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