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February 10, 2017  8:12 PM

Cisco launches “Umbrella” Secure Internet Gateway

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Box, Cisco, cloud, DNS, GATEWAY, Internet, IP, IPS, malware, Network, Office 365, OpenDNS, Proxy, SaaS, Security, URL, Web

Cisco launches the industry first secure internet gateway (SIG) in the cloud with an intention to address the security requirements of todays; mobile, cloud-connected enterprise. And Umbrella happens to Cisco's Secure Internet gateway product. In past, organisations contained their services like...

February 13, 2016  8:40 AM

How does Palo Alto Networks Firewall examines an UDP Packet to identify an application?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
application, Application firewalls, DNS, firewall, Next Generation Networking, Packets, Palo Alto Networks, UDP

In the below example, a single DNS query packet is trying to query  the domain www.yasirirfan.com. This packet contains all the information needed by a Palo Alto Network Firewalls to identify an app,  by inspecting the below UDP packet it can determine


February 8, 2016  1:04 PM

What is Palo Alto Networks App ID?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
application, DNS, firewall, Gartner, IPS

When it comes to treating an Application every vendor has a way of treating an App, most of the traditional firewalls treats Applications mostly on port numbers. For example traditional Firewalls treats DNS as port 53 application. And a rule  is configured in traditional firewall to allow port 53...


July 7, 2015  9:24 PM

What is VCP-NV – Series 2?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Auditing, Automation, DHCP, DNS, Firewalls, Load balancers, logging, Monitoring, NAT, Routers, Troubleshooting, VMware, VMware certifications, VPNs

When it comes for the VCP-NV certification preparations, one can certainly rely on VMware, as they have plenty of great resources. In may case I extensively used the following


July 6, 2015  11:42 PM

What is VCP-NV – Series 1?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Auditing, Automation, DHCP, DNS, Firewalls, Load balancers, logging, Monitoring, NAT, Routers, Troubleshooting, VMware, VMware certifications, VPNs

Recently I tested my skills and knowledge on VMware Certifications, VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization also known as VCP-NV, which focuses on NSX products. The VCP-NV certification validates ability to install, configure, and administer NSX virtual networking...


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