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Book Review : CCIE Security v4.0 Practice Labs by Natalie Timms

I have been studying for my CCIE Security since late last year, with a short hiatus after Cisco Live due to health issues — more on that in a later post. When I saw that Natalie Timms — former manager for the CCIE Security exam program, was writing a book focused on practical labs for the exam, I was thrilled! I had to get my hands on a copy. I had met Natalie a few years ago in San Diego at Cisco Live, and she is simply an awesome lady. Sharp…

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Cisco UCS Claims Four World Record Benchmarks with the Intel Xeon Processor E5 v3 Family

…are performance than by using industry-standard benchmarks, and with FOUR new World Record benchmark performance results Cisco has demonstrated Cisco Unified Computing System’s outstanding performance and IT productivity across key data center workloads. Cisco UCS World record Benchmark results announced this week includes: SPECjbb®2013 MultiJVM – Number-one 2-socket server result for critical-jOPS Result:: Cisco UCS® C220 M4 Rack Server deliver…

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Partner Voices: Trend Micro Assists Non-Profit in Establishing a Scalable Data Center Environment

…d far more cost effective than ever before. Since implementing this architecture the UGWA has seen the following results: Accelerated deployment time for new servers. Down from several days to less than an hour Reduced deployment costs by 70 percent Improved scalability For UGWA these results translated into significant savings, allowing funds to be allocated elsewhere to greater positive impact the overall community. UGWA has future plans to e…

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Carrier Wi-Fi for the Mobile Industry: An Insider’s View

…World Congress (MWC) this year, Doug Webster was excited to talk about the record-breaking carrier Wi-Fi network results we achieved with the Fira de Barcelona during the four-day conference.  It was one of the world’s largest single Wi-Fi deployments ever staged in a venue. Just to give you an idea, there were 80,880 Internet enabled devices connected during MWC, twice the amount from the year before. We summarized all the results visually in th…

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The increasing prevalence and complexity of malware

…ape and how these threats can affect their business today. In the recent Cisco 2014 Midyear Security Report, the results showed that 90% of select customer networks were found issuing DNS queries to domain names known to be associated with malware distribution. Results also showed an increase in Point of Sale (POS) exploits over the past year. These threats are growing and may put at risk many users using websites where personal or financial info…

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