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Spring is Here, Time to Clean Your Network!

It’s officially spring and for a lot of us that means spring cleaning – the attic, garage, basement, or just all those papers off the desk in the office. While you’re cleaning and reorganizing your personal life it’s also a good idea to take a look at your network and make sure that is cleaned up too. Below is a list of our top 8 best practices for cleaning up your network and devices.

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Let's Talk Meraki

Cisco Meraki provides cloud managed networking solutions, including wireless, switching, network security, communications, enterprise mobility management, and security cameras. Meraki products are designed as 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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Fireside Chat: 2017 Security Recap

In this Fireside Chat CEO, Sean Barr, sits down with Principal Network Architect, John Li, to discuss one of the hottest IT topics of 2017: security. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this Fireside Chat. 

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Top IT Security Trends and Solutions in 2017

Security is something that most IT folks have a love/ hate relationship with. OK, mostly hate… because data security is not easy and it’s not something you can just do and forget about, instead you must continuously adapt your network security to keep up with evolving threats and mitigate risk.

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What is a Next Generation Firewall?

Next Generation Firewall (NGFW), we’ve all heard of this often-used term (maybe overused) but what does it mean? What do you get if you have one and how do you get it? All great questions that begs to be answered.

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Cisco: ASA Critical Customer Outages

On March 29, 2017 Cisco became aware of an issue that affects all Cisco ASA and Cisco FTD security appliances that run certain versions of software. The affected versions of software cause the security appliance to stop passing network traffic after approximately 213 days 12 hours (~ 5,124 hours) of uptime.

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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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Access Control List Optimization: Common Mistakes When Deploying an ACL

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 apply to other devices as well.

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