In the previous installment of the onePK series, you received a crash course on Cisco’s onePK. In this article, you’ll take the next step with a fun little exposé on onePK’s C API. You will learn how to write a simple program to reach out and connect to a network element. This is staple onePK functionality and is the foundation upon which most onePK applications are built.
The following short program “ophw” (onePK Hello World), is a fully functional onePK application that will connect to a network element, query its system description, and then disconnect. It doesn’t do anything beyond that, but it does highlight some lynchpin onePK code: network element connection and session handle instantiation. This is the foundational stuff every onePK application needs before useful work can get done. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, cisco ios, Cisco Security, cisco sio, IOS, ncsam-2013, network security, One Platform Kit, onePK, open source, secure software, security
Are your finances secure with your financial institution? Vystar Credit Union in Florida, USA speaks out on one of their recent efforts to ensure highly secure access at their institution. With the pressures of compliance and the need to protect their institution’s network and assets, Vystar deploys ISE and AnyConnect with great success. Most recently coming from Gartner IT conference in FLA I had a chance to speak with other organizations that expressed secure access concerns. Read More »
Tags: anyconnect, byod, Financial Services, Gartner, ISE, secure access, security
More and more we are seeing the education landscape change to include more technology for collaboration and mobile learning. Colleges and universities are enabling secure networks for staff and students to access resources on-campus and off. With October being National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) and Educause next week, we are hearing a lot of talk about the importance of campus network security and threats. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, collaboration, cybersecurity, edu13, education, educause, mobile learning, national cybersecurity awareness month, NCSAM, netflow, secure mobility, security
Every Friday, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco partner news and stories of the week, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way. Here’s what you might have missed this week:
Off the Top
Cisco completed its acquisition of Sourcefire this week. This move brings Sourcefire’s competitive technology and talent into the Cisco family, but what does that mean to partners?
Ken Trombetta took some time this week to offer his thoughts on the Sourcefire acquisition’s effect on channel partners. He also affirmed Cisco’s commitment to making the integration as seamless as possible for Cisco Channel Partners.
Be sure to check out Ken’s blog and give us your thoughts on the Sourcefire acquisition. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, cisco partner weekly rewind, security, Sourcefire, Weekly Rewind
This month, we are marking the tenth anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). The goal is to raise awareness and educate Americans about the importance of cyber security. Agencies and organizations are holding events and driving initiatives to engage Americans in a discussion about how to establish safer practices.
NCSAM sheds light on the most pressing topics in security, including mobility, education, cyber crime and critical infrastructure. In alignment with NCSAM’s mission, we are sharing our own cyber security best practices, advice and resources.
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Tags: cybersecurity, government, mobility, national cybersecurity awareness month, NCSAM, security