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Deploying the Mobility Services Engine

December 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm PST

CleanAir continues to provide significant differentiation for Cisco Wireless as well it should. What many don’t realize, is how much of the attractive visualization and control is not from CleanAir itself, but CleanAir plus the Mobility Services Engine. I would go as far as to say there are several very important distinctions for why the MSE should be considered a mandatory element within any Cisco Wireless Design.

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TechWiseTV Workshop: Effective Security Solutions with Cisco Intrusion Prevention Systems

December 6, 2011 at 10:51 am PST

Intrusion Prevention Systems. Do we still need them in our network designs? Firewall technology has advanced so much, is the IPS a product of a bygone era? Not at all! As a matter of fact, as firewall technologies have advanced, so have threats. Now more than ever, we need the IPS to enhance firewall protection by looking deeper into the packets to provide real-time IPv4 and IPv6 protection against worms, Trojans and exploits against application and OS vulnerabilities. The real trick is to have the IPS capabilities hardware accelerated to provide maximum performance, and not negatively affect firewall or VPN throughput.

Join Cisco’s TechWiseTV Chief Geek Jimmy Ray Purser as he hosts this workshop on Cisco IPS technology, with special guest Stijn Vanveerdeghem, Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer. We’ll start by taking a look at how traffic flows thru the ASA to IPS modules in various modes. Then we’ll dive deep into deploying virtual sensors, Global Correlation, Zero Day anomaly detection and IPS policy provisioning -- all to enable you to assign IPS policies based on risk, instead of tuning individual signatures.

Cisco IPS does so much more then help you pass an audit! How do you make the world’s most proven firewall better? With the industry’s most effective IPS and guaranteed coverage to offer the most effective security solution in the industry to significantly decrease business risk and address regulatory compliance. Bring your questions…experts will be available for live Q&A.

Date: Wednesday, December 14
Time: 10:00 a.m. PT/17:00 GMT
Register and calendar reminder: http://bit.ly/CLtwTV

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Fundamentals of High End Firewalls

November 29, 2011 at 4:25 pm PST

We had fun turning out a few new security oriented fundamentals that we always hope you enjoy.  This one firewall animation is very complimentary to a full TechWiseTV show we recently released..you can see it embedded just after the jump.  Nothing in networking is ever really an apples to apples comparison but it seems like firewall vendors are more full of hot air than anyone.   Read More »

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Cisco ASA 1000V: The Cloud Ready Firewall

November 28, 2011 at 11:57 am PST

Juniper Reality

In this show, we cover the new ASA 1000V and how this security family represents the oldest yet most future ready security platform.

What is the relevance of a Firewall in today’s modern world where security must encompass every part of increasingly distributed operations? What is really meant by a Cloud Ready Firewall?  What the heck is this new ‘virtual ASA’…didn’t we already have the Virtual Security Gateway?  Perhaps its all just marketing hype…

Or not.

In my estimation, the cloud is overhyped in the short run, but underestimated in the long run.  Every enterprise is now exploring some aspect of a cloud based service model – whether this represents you now or in the future, the notion of a flexible security solution remains important.  Incredible advances for data center infrastructure with the flexibility and speed enabled by the virtualized tools we are all now using – MUST be accompanied by equally capable security tools.

The original maxim still rings true: Security must be addressed at every layer.

Questions we must answer:

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Cius: The Inside Story

November 18, 2011 at 8:31 am PST

I have to be honest and tell you that we did not approach this particular show with an attitude of ‘Yeah!  CIsco has a tablet.’  But I am still being honest when I say…that all changed.  This is that story.

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