Spirent Avalanche Next

Spirent provides a focus on network and application testing software. Their traditional markets focused on cloud providers, hardware vendors, and traditional service providers. Recently Spirent has made plays into the Enterprise market with devices such as AXON for enterprise hardware,…

  I mused online recently about the team that Devin Akin is building over at AirTight. Hiring talent like Ryan Adzima and Andrew VonNagy is a great play on AirTight’s behalf. These are experts in their own right and alumni…

What felt like a scene from a spy flick, the NFD6 delegates piled in to Aruba’s offices during #NFD6 for the Solarwinds presentation. Before we began I have had dealings with Solarwinds around their NPM Orion platform and was extremely…

ThousandEyes offer a different spin on SaaS monitoring. They deliver the ability to gain critical insight into SaaS applications from the Customer point of view and anywhere else you want too. Their distributed agent model allows business to gauge a…

The Context aware modules for the Cisco ASA provide enhanced functionality for L7 services. These include but are not limited to URL category/reputation databases, HTTP inspections, AVC, TLS proxy, TCP Proxy, and Multiple Policy decision points. The management of these…

Forward As I mentioned last  earlier, I have been asked about being apart of the Thwack Ambassador program and my first post went up. I am linking to it now for my readers who follow my blog and may not be aware of the…

  Ever need to make a firewall change or update a rule set but not had access to the device? An always on, cloud based software as a service solution has grown from the labs of OneConfig. Based on the premise of…

In a branch office you generally have workers who work standard business hours. These generally exist between the hours of 0700 and 1800 hours. Most branches have VOIP handsets or APs that run off PoE. These do not need to…

Solarwinds provide a plethora of network and server management tools. They are a household name for network and server administrators. Their portfolio of software stretch from application monitoring, virtual machine management, to the ever handy IP Address management platform. All…

The purpose of this post is to dissect what a TCP SYN scan is by digging into the TCP protocol. The notion of TCP SYN scans have been around for many years. It is something that a network engineer should…

Wow, not a Juniper post. I bet those of you who don’t use Juniper are excited? Today is a handy blog for your toolbox. I work on older hardware now that I am an ex-gamer and dedicating my time to…

I have been using the Nexus platform for a year now. I always find I get “ah-ha” moments due to the fact most of the time I am hiding in IOS. Here is a little one regarding showing interfaces. I…

The importance of time should not be under estimated. NTP allows synchronisation of clock information across your network. I am labbing my ASA inside GNS3 and want to set up a router to be the Timekeeper! The idea of this firewall…

Reading though my Cisco CCNP Firewall book I came across an interesting paragraph. It started to make me really think about my internet facing devices and other hosts. Although various urban legends exist of hackers who were acquitted of penetrating…