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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...

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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 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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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...

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Yesterday Cisco hosted the Cisco Spark Launch in San Francisco, CA. The event included an exclusive look at the latest Cisco Spark innovations, hands-on demonstrations, and thoughts and remarks from event hosts Chuck Robbins, CEO, and Rowan Trollope, SVP and GM of Cisco's IoT and Applications. 

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Currently I am working on a project where I am going through and optimizing a large set of Access Control Lists (ACL) on a set of 5585 Firewalls.  While going through each ACL I have noticed a few mistakes other engineers have made while configuring these rules.  I have compiled a list of these common mistakes.  The focus of this blog will be around ACLs on Cisco ASA’s; however these rules still...

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Jun 20

Enjoy the first Fireside Chat. Fireside Chats are a LookingPoint video series where we bring casual technology conversations to you! This week we are discussing one of the hottest topics of 2017: SD-WAN. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a nice fireside chat. 

Learn more about SD-WAN here.

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The title to this blog is a question that I have been hearing a lot from customers in the last few months. With Gartner’s recent prediction that spending on SD-WAN will rise from $129 million in 2016 to $1.24 billion in 2020,  I figured it’s about time I write up a little blog article all about this latest offering to revolutionize the enterprise WAN, or perhaps not!

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Nov 15

Avaya has been a leader in the Business Communications market for the greater portion of the last 16 years, however 2016 has reflected multiple warning signs of serious vulnerability. In February 2016 Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Avaya from a B3 credit rating to a Caa1 rating (moving them from the “high risk” bracket to the “very high risk” bracket). Moody’s also downgraded Avaya’s...

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Last week Cisco hosted it’s second Partner Summit of 2016 in San Francisco, CA. At the summit Cisco announced the release of numerous new products and product updates to its partners. A few members of the LookingPoint team attended the summit and shared with us their top takeaways and exciting announcements from the Partner Summit.

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