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September, 2011

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September 30, 2011  2:39 PM

Should RIM Let the PlayBook Go

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, the RIM PlayBook has been on the market for a while. So how is it doing? Well, it is hard to say since the tablet market has so many competitors in it now. With the introduction of Amazon’s tablet offering it gets even more confusing. There are several people that have put a nail in...

September 30, 2011  2:34 PM

Cisco IOS ZFW vs ASA

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, the ASA is Cisco’s premiere firewall solution with most of their marketing leading people towards the ASA when they need a firewall. The Cisco IOS has more features, more horse power and is more flexible than the ASA. This leads you to question why Cisco just doesn’t use the licensing...


September 30, 2011  1:23 PM

Cisco’s New Zone-Based Firewall

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, Cisco has not so recently come out with a new firewall solution for their routers. I guess their felt that the IOS firewall feature set was getting a little old and so they needed something fresh. Zone-based Firewall or ZFW is what they seem to have come up with and I must say it is pretty...


September 30, 2011  1:16 PM

Cisco IPS/IDS for the Router

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, Cisco has several products. In fact most would agree that their product line is too complicated and filled out but that is a topic for another time. Let’s say you have a router and it sits at a point in your network where you want/need an IPS/IDS. You don’t want to put in another piece...


September 30, 2011  1:11 PM

Managing Macs at Work

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, managing your mobile work force is tough, difficult, tricky always changing and never ever as easy as management thinks it should be. Now add Macs to the mix. With the introduction of the iPhone, iPod and iPad along with the series of desktops, laptops and netbook style devices they have...


September 30, 2011  1:05 PM

DMVPN – Not Just for Branch-to-Branch

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, recently I have the opportunity to work with a client that needed a way to get from their branches to their HO securely but without knowing the IPs of the branches. This was complicated by the fact that the branches were using DHCP IPs for their Internet connections at the branches. The HO...


September 25, 2011  11:07 PM

Cisco IOS 15.x for Switches

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, by now most if not all people have come across IOS version 15 for routers. The new ISR G2 series which is quite is amazing runs IOS 15 out of the box. But what about switches, well it turns out that for some switch platforms (note more may follow) Cisco is moving them to the same standard...


September 25, 2011  10:51 PM

DMVPN for VoIP – Branch-to-Branch Communication

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, VoIP (voice over IP) is hot these days. It isn’t as sexy as some of the emerging technologies but it still being deployed at an ever increasing rate. One of the challenges with VoIP is how to allow your branches to make calls between one another without first having to go the head office....


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