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May 14, 2013  12:54 PM

A review for “Email Security with Cisco IronPort”



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
Cisco, Cisco Press, Cisco Systems, Network Technologies and Trends, Networking

When it comes to Email Security, no other product is as powerful as Cisco IronPort. Therefore, we opted Cisco IronPort C370 as our email security gateway. Since its inception into our network, I am searching for a great reference and study guide for the Cisco IronPort products.

May 9, 2013  10:47 PM

What is the error “Signature Auto Update Fails with Error HTTP connection failed [1, 110] “ in Cisco IPS sensors?



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
Cisco, Cisco Systems, Network Technologies and Trends, Networking

  Recently, I configured our Cisco IPS Sensors modules SSM-40 installed in the Cisco ASA 5540 and Cisco IPS 4270 sensor to auto update the signature behind our Blue Coat Proxy SG, upon configuration, I discovered that the auto updates failed. When I tried to know status by using Cisco IOS...


May 6, 2013  4:59 AM

How to preserve encapsulation across SPAN?



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
Cisco, Cisco Certifications, Cisco Systems, Cisco Tips, Network Technologies and Trends, Networking, Switches

While any one of you are trying to analyze a SPAN or RSPAN traffic you may notice that certain layer 2 frames are missing. Usually SPAN/RSPAN ignores layer 2 traffic like CDP, spanning-tree BPUDs, VTP, DTP and PagP frames.  However, these traffic types can be forwarded along with the normal SPAN...


August 14, 2012  7:09 AM

How to enable special http inspection for Cisco ASA firewall



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
Cisco, Cisco Systems, Cisco Tips, Network Technologies and Trends, Networking

  We had a special request from one of our clinicians; he was trying to access one of the health care portal with the URL http://apps.xxx.xx.sa:2000/. While he was trying to access the same portal from his office it was not accessible, whereas...


April 10, 2012  8:55 AM

New Data Centre CCIE track announced by Cisco Systems



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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CCIE the most prestigious certificate on this planet is expanding its dominance in each and every specialty. Cisco System announced a new track targeting Data Centre known as CCIE Data Centre. I am so excited to know about these latest developments, especially after the introduction of Nexus...


November 22, 2011  5:04 AM

Thinking of DR site? Think of Cisco Containerized Data Center (CDC)



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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These days we thinking of establishing a DR site for our organization, I went through various solutions starting from cloud computing to renting a rack space. But Cisco's Containerized Data Center emerged to be an interesting option What is Cisco Containerized Data Center (CDC)? Basically the...


November 16, 2011  3:56 AM

Cisco Expo, Saudi Arabia to be held on 5th and 6th of December 2011 in Riyadh



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
borderless network, Cisco, cisco expo, Cisco Expo Saudi Arabia, Cisco Live of Middle East, Cisco Systems, Cloud, Collaboration, emerging technologies, global megatrends technology architectures, Innovate Together, King Fahad Cultural Centre, Riyadh, video, Virtualization

Last year I was eagerly waiting for the first Cisco Live of Middle East in Bahrain. But it was cancelled and I was disappointed. This year I was wondering when Cisco Systems with come out with their annual Cisco Expo Event. Yesterday while I was talking to one of the Cisco representative I came to...


September 27, 2011  10:50 AM

Cisco Power Calculator an amazing tool.



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
CCO login, Cisco Catalyst 6513 Switch, Cisco power calculation, Cisco Power Calculator, Cisco Systems, Cisco utilities, Data Center

Currently we are working on the power calculation and the heat dissipation by the Data Center Switches. Rather looking at each individual catalog, I figured out  Cisco Systems are offering a dynamic tool which helps to calculate the total power...


September 27, 2011  5:04 AM

GITEX 2011 to kick off on October 9



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
borderless Networks, Cisco Systems, Cloud, Collaboration, Data Center, Dubai, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, GITEX, GITEX Technology Week Within between and beyond the Cloud, ICT events, IT event, Microsoft, Middle East, Network, professionals, students, technology enthusiasts, Virtualization, Virtualization landscape, Windows 7

The Middle East's biggest IT event better known as GITEX (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition) Technology Week is scheduled from 9th to 13th October 2011 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition...


August 27, 2011  10:22 AM

Cisco Introduces New Entry-Level Certifications – Series 3



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
640-692 RSTECH, 640-792 TPTECH, 640-893 DCTECH, CCT, Cisco CCT Data Center certification, Cisco CCT TelePresence certification, Cisco Certifications, Cisco Certified Technician, Cisco Command Line Interface (CLI) Cisco Command Line Interface (CLI) Tandberg, Cisco Learning Network Website, Cisco Routers, Cisco Switches, Cisco Systems, Cisco TelePresence operating modes, Data Center, hot-swap, MSD 9000, Nexus 2000, Nexus 5000, Nexus 7000, Routers, SAN Switches, Supporting Cisco Data Center System Devices v1.0, Supporting Cisco Routing & Switching Network Devices v1.0, Supporting Cisco TelePresence System Devices v1.0 Cisco CCT Telepresence Certification, Switches, TAC tickets, telepresence, Telepresence business, troubleshooting

After acquiring Tandberg, Cisco Systems made a significant progress in Telepresence business. Now Telepresence is not just a mere conferencing solution this technology is widely used in entertainment business as well. Look at its popularity it was a right move by Cisco Systems to introduce the...


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