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Hello world! Today I bring you a short, but informative nugget on how to successfully implement SNMP on your Cisco Firepower Management Center (FMC). SNMP, at a very high level, is a UDP based protocol, using port 161, that is used to monitor communication between Network devices. This protocol is extremely helpful for Network Admins, as it not only gives you visibility of the traffic going...

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How secure are your logins to your bank, credit cards, email, online stores, social media, password safe, or accounts you use for work? Do you use authentication apps like Duo, Google Auth, or Authy? How many different factors do you use today to get access to your devices and services? Once you’ve thought about your answers to these questions, let’s see if I can introduce any new ideas to you.

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I was able to work on a feature that was introduced in version 6.1. This feature is High Availability for FMC. The version of FirePower Management Center that this work was done on was 6.7. Also, a few caveats or things we need to know for this integration to be successful. Directly from Cisco.

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Welcome back! In this blog we’re going to continue where we left off in the last entry where we looked at using Microsoft Intune to provision the native wired 802.1x supplicant on Windows 10. This time, we shift our focus to the wireless 802.1x supplicant. If you missed that one, be sure to check it out! OK! Let’s go!

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Recently I noticed a new warning message on one of our CUCM 14 lab clusters. It showed up after we had a power outage. Unfortunately, this server did not have a secondary power supply or a connection to a UPS, so it experienced an ungraceful shutdown. The warning stated the following:

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Today we are getting a little SASE 😊 We are talking about the Secure Access Service Edge. Before I talk about the components of SASE, let's talk a little bit about what it is. It moves these secure access services to the edge, which I know sounds pretty obvious right, but what's the edge? You may have remote users working out of their homes, maybe they are not near an office location. SASE moves...

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Jun 16

About a month ago Cisco added Webex Cloud Connected UC to the Webex Control Hub. Today we’ll be looking at it and how it may help your business.

So, what is Webex Cloud-Connected UC? In short, it’s a dashboard within Control Hub that allows you to view operations such as system health checks, analytics, troubleshooting, and service and certificate updates.

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You may have seen news reports on the Colonial Pipeline malware attack. The main questions I’ve heard from family and friends are “How did something like that happen?” and “Why couldn’t they stop it?” In my opinion, there are many reputable news agencies and other organizations that have weighed in and done very good work at explaining the intricacies of what happened. I would encourage the...

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Welcome back! In this blog we’re going to take a detour from our TrustSec series to introduce some modern endpoint management techniques in Microsoft Intune. Almost every customer we are working with is starting the journey to modern endpoint management with Microsoft Intune. As the functionality of Azure AD + Intune continues to mature, that once far away thought of shutting down those Microsoft...

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Here on the LP blog, I have often praised the virtues of using the archive configuration feature in all your Cisco switch and router configurations. If you it or would like a refresher you can read up on how great this feature is and why you should use it by following the link below:

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