AVC

Fosdem 2016, part 3: enter the netflow

In the last part we used NBAR2 to classify traffic. To do this the router need to investigate every traffic flow which it sees. Of course, it would be interesting to get this information out of the router and into some logs. This is the ‘how we did this’ post and it is a bit […]

June 25, 2015

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Application Visibility Makes Parenting Easier!

Parenting in a hyper-connected world is increasingly challenged by lack of visibility into children’s internet usage, and by limited controls to customize internet usage policies per child. About a year ago, I installed a home router with parental-controls. My kids (teenage girls!) quickly complained about the additional latency it introduced on the network. User experience […]

June 24, 2015

PERSPECTIVES

Like Chalk and Cheese: Cisco ASA 5506-X with Release 9.4.1 – Policy Based Routing

Earlier this Year, Cisco introduced the Cisco ASA 5506-X with FirePOWER Services. This Model should replace the successful and smallest Security...

April 14, 2015

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Bringing Up a New Branch Site the Easy Way with Prime Infrastructure – Part 3

Last week, I discussed with you how to set up and managed converged wired and wireless access with Cisco Prime Infrastructure. Here, as the 3rd post of our 5-part blog series, I’ll focus on how to ensure application performance for your branch site users with Prime. Again, here’s my blog series plan on how to […]

January 15, 2015

PERSPECTIVES

Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services – How to get infected

On October 7, 2013 Cisco completed the acquisition of Sourcefire. At that time, I recognized this via Twitter and checked out the products on their website. I was excited to...

September 30, 2014

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Hybrid WAN Requires Advanced Network Services

A few weeks back, Gartner analyst Bjarne Munch stated, “Internet and MPLS play an equally important role for enterprise connectivity. Network planners must establish a unified WAN with strong integration between these two networks to avoid performance problems.”[i] So, why should IT move to a hybrid WAN architecture? What are the benefits? #1 – Control […]

August 6, 2014

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

IWAN Wed: What’s the use for IWAN?

Cisco Intelligent WAN or IWAN is a solution from Cisco to optimize and better utilize your branch WAN connectivity. It addresses several aspects of WAN concerns like cost, security and application experience.  There are many challenges that IT is facing today in the enterprise world and I would like to address the top three in […]