security architecture

October 11, 2017

SECURITY

How is a Stateful Firewall like a Vintage Porsche?

“Dad, I love your vintage Porsche! But is it safe?” This is the conversation my 90-year old neighbor recently had with his adult children. The Porsche he inherited from his late father-in-law is a thing of beauty –  sleek, classic body, and driven once or twice a week. The low-mileage 911 has been maintained meticulously […]

May 8, 2017

SECURITY

Secure the Branch by Securing the Business

The SAFE model provides a customizable reference architecture to meet your company’s specific business needs, with several viewpoints to provide the right level of clarity for all audiences.

June 30, 2016

SECURITY

Building a Secure Architecture with Cisco SAFE

The biggest challenge in securing companies today is complexity. Too many attacks, but also, too many defenses. And, they keep growing. Maddening.  But, there is a new security reference that simplifies this Herculean task. Cisco SAFE uses a model and a method to guide you. SAFE uses a model to organize the network into logical […]

May 26, 2016

SECURITY

Simplifying end-to-end security with SAFE

End-to-end security tends to be very abstract and difficult for humans to visualize. The challenges of designing, building and maintaining networks with security across every business case and each part of your network is no simple task. It requires that you know why you are building the network from a business perspective, and then, how […]

February 9, 2016

SECURITY

Simplifying Security Architectures with SAFE

Safe. The very sound of it resonates with security. It is with some irony that Cisco has decided to reuse the term. Why ironic? For one, there is the idea among security folk that in reality, nothing is entirely safe. Why would Cisco sell intrusion detection if no intruders can, well…intrude? For those of you […]

January 31, 2014

DATA CENTER

Securing Cloud Transformation through Cisco Domain Ten Framework v2.0

Businesses of all sizes are looking for Cloud solutions to solve some of their biggest business and technology challenges—reducing costs, creating new levels of efficiency, transform to create agile environment and facilitate innovative business models. Along with the promise of Cloud comes top concern for Security. With rise of applications, transactions and data in the Cloud, […]

December 18, 2012

HEALTHCARE

Cisco solves Healthcare BYOD challenges

Research from IDC Health Insights (Clinical Buyer Behavior Study) shows on average clinicians typically use 6.4 different mobile devices daily for professional use.  Recently, I participated in a Cisco Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) workshop discussing challenges Healthcare organizations have supporting mobile devices with reliable, high performance, in-building wireless coverage while maintaining operational efficiencies. Healthcare […]