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3 Steps For Wifi Success

Wireless is surpassing the number of wired connections. There are discussions about having all wireless offices to save on costs of running wires. We perform more work on laptops, tablets, and smartphones. While wireless is more prevalent and preferred by almost everyone, we must shift our mindset in deploying a wireless infrastructure that is as robust as our wired.

How do we accomplish a deployment of wireless signals in which our end users cannot see? I recommend taking a general three step approach. The first step being the most important, gather requirements from the end users. Second, analyze the wireless spectrum and perform a site survey. Lastly, verify your deployment and optimize.

Gather Requirements

The first step is listening to end user. Get in early on the planning committee if there are plans on building a new office or new office space. Get an approximation of how many devices will be using wireless. The kind of wireless devices will give you an idea of what kind of radios will be utilized.

You could be working with a classroom where iPads are used during instruction or tests. It’s possible that every student gets a Chromebook. Or maybe it’s a distribution center utilizing hand scanners for inventory and shipping. Read More »

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#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 31. 2015 Midyear Security Report

CiscoChampion200PXbadge#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking about the Cisco Midyear Security Report with Cisco Marketing Manager Kevin Parra.

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Kevin Parra, Cisco Marketing Manager

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Jake Gillen, @jakegillen, Senior Security Engineer

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Brian Remmel (@bremmel)

Highlights
What is the Midyear Security Report and how is it different from the Annual Security Report?
How the report is put together and who contributes
What are combination attacks and how do they hang together?
Real life examples of what makes a formidable attack
Flash and malware
What InfoSec teams can do to improve their security

Resource
Download the Midyear Security Report
Watch John Chambers and John Stewart discuss the report
Join us for a Twitter Chat with Talos’ Craig Williams on Thursday, August 13th

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#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 30. Flexpod, the flexening!

CiscoChampion200PXbadge#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking about Flexpod, an integrated computing, networking, and storage solution developed by Cisco and NetApp. Its configurations and workloads are published as Cisco Validated Designs. Our SME is Cisco Technical Marketing Manager, Chris O’Brien.

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Chris O’Brien, Cisco Technical Marketing Manager

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Shawn Lieu, @shawnlieu, Solutions Architect

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Lauren Friedman (@lauren)

Highlights
What is Flexpod?
Flexpod and UCS Mini
Flexpod Express
Hyper-V and Flexpod
HyperCloud, Intercloud and Flexpod
OpenStack, Red Hat and Flexpod
Feedback session on Management Pods
Provisioning Flexpod

Resource
Flexpod Overview Page

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#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 29. Cisco Cloud Web Security (CWS)

CiscoChampion200PXbadge#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking about Cisco Cloud Web Security (CWS), which provides industry-leading security and control for the distributed enterprise. Users are protected everywhere, all the time when using CWS through Cisco worldwide threat intelligence, advanced threat defense capabilities, and roaming user protection. Our SME is John Davis, Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer.

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John Davis, Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer

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Jake Gillen, @jakegillen, Senior Security Engineer
Ed Walsh, @vEddieW, Senior Consultant

Moderator
Brian Remmel (@bremmel)

Highlights
What is Cisco Cloud Web Security (CWS)
CWS and AUP Service
CWS security data processing
CWS Essentials and Premium
Advantages of CWS for more robust protection
CWS management tools and reports for end users

Resource
cisco.com/go/cws

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#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 28. Elastica

CiscoChampion200PXbadge#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’ll talk about Elastica, the Integration between Cisco ISE and Cloud Access Security Brokers, which gives administrators deeper visibility, security and control over access to cloud resources. Our Cisco SME will be Nitin Kumar, Cisco Service Deployment Manager, Cisco Cloud Web Security.

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Nitin Kumar, Cisco Service Deployment Manager, Cisco Cloud Web Security

Cisco Champion Guest Hosts
Brad Haynes, @GK_bradhaynes, Client Solutions Specialist

Moderator
Brian Remmel (@bremmel)

Highlights
What is Elastica
Why Elastica
Features and Capabilities of Elastica
Elastica CloudSOC platform
Easily consumable data in Elastica GUI interface
Integration with other Cisco security products
Most surprising features in Elastica
Real world use cases for Elastica
Phases of the Cisco / Elastica Partnership
Running a risk assessment with Elastica

Resource
https://www.elastica.net/

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