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Brad Maher

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Top 5 DataCenter Security Trends

Posted by Brad Maher on Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Below is a list of the top 5 trends we see in the small to medium business space today. Many organizations can benefit greatly from doing a few small, but simple tasks to improve their security posture.

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Topics: Data Center, IDS, IPS, Next Generation Firewall, Security

Why Use Palo Alto as My Firewall Service?

Posted by Brad Maher on Wed, Jan 27, 2016

Palo alto blog.jpgAs you may know from past posts (read here), Focus has partnered up with Palo Alto Networks. Palo Alto Networks is a next-generation security company, leading a new era in cyber security by safely enabling all applications and preventing advanced threats from achieving their objectives for tens of thousands of organizations around the world. Palo Alto is one of the fastest growing security companies in the market because of their deep expertise, commitment to innovation, and game-changing security platform focused on bringing an end to the era of breaches by uniquely integrating their Next-Generation Firewall, Advanced Endpoint Protection, and Threat Intelligence Cloud.

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Topics: Firewall, Palo Alto Networks, Security

Simplify Your Security Data with the Splunk Enterprise App

Posted by Brad Maher on Mon, Jan 25, 2016

Splunk Enterprise Security App

In a previous blog post (read here) we discussed the Splunk product portfolio. Splunk can be beneficial in the security space using the Splunk Enterprise App for Security. This is a paid for App in their App store, and can give you great visibility into your enterprise security platform.

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Topics: Security, Splunk, Splunk Enterprise App

The Impact of VMware NSX

Posted by Brad Maher on Thu, Jan 14, 2016

VMware NSX Security

VMware has been working on enhancing the security in the Virtual Datacenter for a while now. NSX is a few years into it’svmware nsk blog production lifecycle. We’ve seen several major revisions as well as a 3rd party partner eco system develop. NSX is really divided up into two parts, Security and Routing/Network services. In this post I’m going to cover the NSX security components. That’s not to discredit the Routing and Network service components, because there is great value in those, however they have their place and there is a lot of features related to it. The routing part really needs it’s own post. Nonetheless the two components are included in the product when you license it.vmware nsx blog 2

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Topics: VMware, VMware NSX, Security

The Anatomy of A Next Generation Firewall

Posted by Brad Maher on Tue, Jan 12, 2016

What is a NextGen Firewall

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Topics: Cisco, Firewall, NextGen Firewall, Palo Alto