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The MPLS Alternative

One of the many, but popular announcements at CiscoLive in London last week is the release of Cisco Easy Virtual Network.  We did our part by releasing a ‘Fundamentals of EVN’ that we think can give you everything you need to know in about 6 minutes.

Big thanks to the EVN team who worked with us to produce this.  Andy Kessler (who is featured in our upcoming episode 112), Sehjung Hah and Gary Proefke.

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Join us at CiscoLive London?

We had so much fun last year…and so far, they are letting us come back.  We had fun doing a little promo for the trip…an excuse really…to let Jimmy Ray play dress up, let me work on my Alfred Molina impression and most of all…let Producer Steve Ewertz loose so he can shoot/edit/compose the way he likes!

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Deploying the Mobility Services Engine

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

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

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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