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In the first entry of this series, we looked at the high-level mechanics involved in using AnyConnect with the ISE Posture module to perform endpoint host inspection (posture) when connecting to an AnyConnect VPN head-end (ASA/FTD). In the second entry of this series, we narrowly focused on getting the ISE posture module provisioned. In the third entry, we took stock of all the available posture...

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In the first entry of this series, we looked at the high-level mechanics involved in using AnyConnect with the ISE Posture module to perform endpoint host inspection (posture) when connecting to an AnyConnect VPN head-end (ASA/FTD). In the second entry of this series, we narrowly focused on getting the ISE posture module provisioned. If you haven’t check those out yet, please do, links below!

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In the last entry of this series, we looked at the high-level mechanics involved in using AnyConnect with the ISE Posture module to perform endpoint host inspection (posture) when connecting to an AnyConnect VPN head-end (ASA/FTD). If you haven’t read that one yet, you can find it here!

In this entry, we will be narrowly focused on provisioning the ISE posture module. Enjoy!

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Sometimes it is faster to just re-image the firepower module than to go through the step-by-step upgrade process where you must upgrade to the next release and then apply the all the updates. If the module is several releases behind than this process must be repeated several times.   Luckily, in certain scenarios this can be avoided by just re-imaging to the latest Cisco recommended release.  ...

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Project Manager: “We need to give them access to our network.”

IT Security: “No.”

Project Manager: “We really need to give them access to our network.”

IT Security: “Still no.”

Project Manager: “C’mon, pleeease??”

IT Security: “Ok fine. But we’ll need to assess their computer for vulnerabilities.”

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Hello All,

With the world of remote work continuing to evolve into more of a standard workflow, it is becoming more and more important to secure your company’s data, while still providing access to employees to allow for work. Cisco continues to lead the way with VPN technology and providing solutions to meet the needs of business. Like many blogs out there already, AnyConnect is no new thing and...

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May 20
FTD FlexConfig
Posted by Rick Wong

With the FTDs being managed by FMC everything is now configured via GUI. There is no longer the option of configuring via CLI like the ASAs. You can still access the CLI but Cisco does not officially support configuration using the CLI. Obviously, there are pros and cons to this. You no long need to remember syntax and which command does what. You just need to know how to navigate the GUI menus...

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Notepad++ for the Modern Network Engineer

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Aug 2

 

Platform requirements

The migration tool requires the following to run:

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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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