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February, 2018

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February 28, 2018  3:26 AM

Cisco announces new version of CCIE SP Written and Lab Contents with version 4.1

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Access, CCIE, Cisco, Cisco IOS, Exam, Hardware, IOS, IPv4, IPv6, MPLS, QoS, router, Routing, service provider, Software, VPN

Recently Cisco updated the blueprint for the Cisco CCIE Service Provider Written & Lab exams, the new CCIE SP version 4.1 is only about 10% different than its preceding version 4.0. The exam format still remains the same, the CCIE SP written exam number also remains the same (400-201) and the...

February 27, 2018  4:57 AM

Panorama has open software issues, auto logout after 10 minutes

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Palo Alto Networks

When it comes to an idle timeout, by default Palo Alto Networks Firewalls and Panorama are configured for 3600 seconds (1 hour). This means if a Security Engineer or Security Analyst logs into the Web UI of Palo Alto Networks Firewalls and Panorama keeps the session idle for an hour they are not...


February 21, 2018  5:42 AM

Palo Alto Networks releases PAN-OS 8.1 and new hardware firewalls

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Data centers, Decryption, Networks, Palo Alto Networks, risks, Security, SSL, threats

The recent press release from Palo Alto networks comes with a great surprise as they released PAN-OS 8.1 which comes with some great new features and enhancements, also the new hardware they introduced have plenty to offer. With growing threats targeted in form, SSL is always challenging to...


February 5, 2018  10:19 PM

Cisco ASA Firewalls and Cisco FTDs can be – exploited remotely due to “Remote Code Execution and Denial of Service Vulnerability” updates

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Adaptive Security Device Manager, API, ASA, Cisco, Cisco ASA, Cisco Firewall, Code, Denial of Service, DOS, REMOTE, Software, SSL, VPN, vulnerability

In my previous post, I talked about the vulnerability in the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN functionality of the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a reload of the affected system or to remotely execute code. On January 29,...


February 5, 2018  3:30 AM

How to ace Check Point Certified Security Administrator exam?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
CCSA, certification, Checkpoint, coaching, Exam, Firewalls, NAT, Security, VPN

Recently I was successful in passing Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) exam and now I am a Check Point Certified Security Administrator. Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) exam is a pretty straightforward exam which addresses the following topics and one need to...


February 2, 2018  12:40 AM

Cisco ASA Firewalls and Cisco FTDs can be exploited remotely due to “Remote Code Execution and Denial of Service Vulnerability”

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
ASA, Cisco, Cisco ASA, Cisco Firewall, Code, Denial of Service, DOS, REMOTE, Software, VPN, vulnerability

According to latest Cisco Security Advisories and Alerts update, Cisco ASA Firewalls, and Cisco FTDs can be exploited remotely provided WebVPN is configured on them. There is a vulnerability...


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