Sourcefire

March 22, 2016

TECHWISETV

Oxymoronic or Not? Legacy Next Generation Firewalls…

Cisco announced “the industry’s first fully integrated, threat-focused Next Generation Firewall. “ But what the heck is ‘fully integrated’ and ‘threat focused?’ These sound like important distinctions.

August 6, 2015

SECURITY

Securing the IoE with OpenAppID

We introduced OpenAppID in early 2014 with the goal of empowering customers and the open source community to control application usage in their network environments. Since then, we have increased our coverage from 1,000 OpenAppID detectors to more than 2,600, and have received valuable feedback from the community on ways to improve the product. The […]

August 3, 2015

INSIDE CISCO IT

Government, Trust, & Technology Services, Cisco SourceFire, and Contextual Network Awareness: A Proactive Approach …

One of the hardest things for a company to do is to embrace new technology and manage it in line with company policy. At most organizations, users are generally told not to access certain company data on certain devices, but they go around security controls because efficiency and convenience outweigh the risk. Rather than preventing […]

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...

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...

October 29, 2014

TECHWISETV

ASA now with FirePower Services?

I get tired of the word NGFW because it tends to lend itself now to more of a marketing term. Anytime you hear that type of stuff it's like, "What makes it next generation?" If you look at Star Trek, what makes Star Trek Next Generation is they got android on the bridge. It's like, "So there's some differences there." More than just marketing.