Is Your Firewall Permitting and Denying the Correct Flows?
See how to apply some basic automation to help with a job that is often monotonous, thankless, and easy to scapegoat.
Driving Efficiency and Productivity with Cisco Defense Orchestrator
Users of Cisco Defense Orchestrator shared their experiences with the product on IT Central Station noting it makes their teams more productive, particularly when managing policies across Cisco ASA, FTD, and Meraki MX devices.
When it Comes to Network Security, Your Best Defense is Security Everywhere!
New troubling cyberattacks are in the news almost daily. No one is immune. Have you checked your credit score lately? I just finished freezing mine. A national credit bureau breach...
Security Steps to Take in the Holiday Season – and Beyond
Retail companies face a landscape filled with growing and increasingly complex threats. And the financial impact of these breaches is soaring. There are obvious financial incentives for attacking retailers because they typically don’t spend as much on security as financial institutions or government organizations, so they’ve become easy targets in recent years. According to Gartner, […]
Evolving the Next-Generation Firewall: The Importance of Being Platform-Based
Why is platform-based a key imperative for next-generation firewalls (NGFWs)? In our previous blog posts, we outlined what it means to be threat-centric, integrating best-in-class security layers with shared intelligence across all layers to combat advanced multi-vector threats. Multiple point products create considerable management complexity and cost for IT staff who are under tremendous pressure […]
Step Up to a New Standard in Threat Defense
The 135 Spanish Steps are perhaps one of the most popular tourist attractions in Rome—and this in a city where your alternatives include stunning options like visiting the Vatican, the...
Why a Next-Generation Firewall Must Be Threat-Centric
In an earlier blog, we discussed the importance of a visibility-driven approach to Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) and the need for capabilities that offer full visibility and contextual awareness...
#EngineersUnplugged S2|Ep9: IPv6 or 1970s Math
The Internet of Everything fuels our daily lives, but leads to some new challenges in the networking space. Join us for this week’s episode of Engineers Unplugged as Damian Karlson (@sixfootdad) and Tom Hollingsworth (@networkingnerd) discuss the pros and cons of IPv6, firewalls, and the failure of 1970’s math. Watch and see: Welcome to Engineers […]
Cisco Still Number One for Data Center Security
We were excited to read the Infonetics Data Center Security Strategies and Vendor Leadership: North American Enterprise Survey, which was released yesterday. It revealed Cisco’s continued leadership in a market that spans a multitude of vendors – application/database, client, data center integration and network. The report indicates that leaders need to offer the right mix of […]