June 23, 2012  10:01 PM

HP ComWare CLI Guide

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Cisco, ComWare, HP, Procur

Hi all, HPs acquisition of 3Com’s ComWare based product line has the market trying to adjust to the reintroduction of the player that left the North American field a while ago. With it is reintroduction is a reintroduction of the command structure. In order to ease the transition for IT...

April 30, 2012  8:03 PM

Cisco IOS Verification

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Cisco, IOS, MD5

Hi all, your routers need an IOS upgrade and you have downloaded the bright shiny new IOS version for your router from Cisco. But the download had “issues”. I will let you fill in the “issues” bland there with anything that I am sure you have run across more than 100 times with other...

April 30, 2012  7:54 PM

Cisco Jabber for Free

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Cisco, Jabber, Lync

Hi all, MS Lync and Cisco Jabber have started heating up their competitive nature. Cisco has decided to take the fight a step further by making their jabber product free if you one of several versions of their phone system software. This is going to escalate the situation. This should greatly...

April 30, 2012  7:28 PM

Ping to a Router

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Cisco, pings, router

Hi all, Pings to a Cisco router are not always consistent. In fact it seems that the busier the router is the slower the router responds to pings. Does that mean that the router is dropping traffic going through it as well. No it doesn’t. The routers primary responsibility it to route traffic...

April 30, 2012  1:58 PM

Cisco ZFW Logging

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Cisco, Firewall, Logging, ZFW

Hi all, so last post I noted how to create a basic implementation of the Cisco ZFW. The ZFW is Cisco’s newest IOS or router based firewall. It has many benefits over the older CBAC implementation but the biggest one is that Cisco is going to be doing away with their support for CBAC. But what...

April 30, 2012  1:51 PM

Cisco ZFW Config Example

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Cisco, Firewall, ZFW

Hi all, so you want to use Cisco’s new router based firewall known as the zone-based firewall or ZFW. For all of those unaware the ZFW is the next version of the firewall system that Cisco is going to be using for their routers. You might be using CBAC or perhaps and ACL and you want to...

March 31, 2012  2:12 PM

Cisco CBAC vs ZFW

Posted by: Joshua Wood
CBAC, Cisco, Firewall, ZFW

Hi all, Cisco’s router based CBAC has been around for a while. ZFW is the new comer to the router based firewall market. Determining what the differences are can be tough though. The link below explores these differences from a high...

March 31, 2012  1:47 PM

Cisco Wireless and ISE

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Cisco, ISE, wireless

Hi all, are the differences between the Cisco wireless strategy confusing? Do you want more information on the topic that is explained in a way that you can digest? Do you also want to win free stuff? Look no further than Cisco than the link below. It takes the information about the differences...

March 31, 2012  1:20 PM

Cisco ASA 9.x – Coming Soon

Posted by: Joshua Wood
9 OS, ASA, ASA-x, Cisco, CoA

Hi all, The ASA-X series has come out with a steady stream of new features over the last few months. One thing that is coming out that hasn’t been announced at the time of this writing is the ASA 9.x ASA OS. What are some of the features that will be in the new ASA 9x code? Glad you...

March 31, 2012  1:13 PM

Cisco ASA-X – CX Module

Posted by: Joshua Wood
ASA-x, Cisco, CX

Hi all, The ASA-X series has many benefits including higher throughput and an IPS that can be installed by simply adding a license key to the ASA-X series. But what about context based security? For example, let’s say that you want to block FaceBook for people that use Mac’s (because you...

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