Matthew Packer

Product Manager, Engineering

Platform Routing

Matthew Packer is Product Manager of the Cisco Security Packet Analyzer and Network Analysis Module (NAM) product family. He formerly managed the Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR) 1000v which is a virtualized router for cloud deployments. Prior to joining Cisco in 2015, Matthew worked as a consultant in the manufacturing, process and power industries in the IoT and Predictive Analytics space. Matthew earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.


October 25, 2017


How to Quickly Differentiate Between Malicious and Harmless Traffic Using the Cisco Security Packet Analyzer

3 min read

With the constant news headlines about data theft it is mandatory that organizations understand what data is entering, traversing, and leaving their networks and have the ability to examine that data if necessary for conducting network forensic investigations.  Two popular style of attacks that are constantly in the news are data hoarding (Edward Snowden) and […]

August 16, 2016


How to Save Time and Money on AWS with CSR 1000v and Transit VPC Solution

2 min read

The Challenge As deployment footprints continue to grow on AWS, multiple VPCs are required to manage and segment computing resources. When dealing with 2 VPCs, VPC peering can be used to connect one VPC to the other, but as soon as you add a third VPC, peering just one VPC to the new VPC will […]

August 8, 2016


Scale to hundreds of VPCs easily with Cisco and the Transit VPC

2 min read

You’re convinced hosting your mission-critical applications on AWS public cloud is the right choice for your business. You need to host hundreds of web app, database, Oracle, SAP and Microsoft servers. How do you host these applications across many VPCs without having to create a networking nightmare?  Will a single VPC be able to scale […]

March 22, 2016


What are the business values of CSR 1000v on Microsoft Azure?

2 min read

In summary, there are three: 1) integration between enterprise and cloud networks, 2) enterprise-wide scale, and 3) cloud apps visibility and control. This post will go into details for each. Visit our previous posts for [i] a brief overview of the recent CSR 1000v on Microsoft Azure announcement and [ii] a list of FAQ answers. […]