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Quick glance between Cisco’s 9500 and 4500X series fixed core switches

Posted by Rob Oliveira on Fri, Apr 12, 2019


There are many businesses today that have chosen Cisco Catalyst models to provide core/distribution layer services to their infrastructure. Notable models include Cisco’s catalyst 4500, 6500, and 6880 models. A new family of Catalyst have been recently rolled out to spearhead the next generation campus requirements where customers want to have “smart” campuses with many more analytical features and to be future ready. With the new Catalyst 9000 series, Cisco has leveraged the programmability in their IOS-XE software and implemented UDAP 2.0 features. The 9000 series model is really an enhanced version of its family switches that being the 4500 chassis and 3850. Currently, the Catalyst 9k family is comprised of the 9200, 9300, 9400, and 9500 series models.

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Topics: Cisco, Catalyst

What I Learned at Cisco Live

Posted by Focus Solutions Engineer on Mon, Jul 25, 2016

New product highlights and existing product updates.

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Topics: Cisco, Cisco Tetration Analytics, Cisco AnyConnect, Cisco Defense Orchestrator, Cisco FirePOWER, Cisco Live, Endpoint Security, Network Functions Virtualization, Product Updates

What to Expect at Cisco Live

Posted by Bill Smeltzer on Mon, Jul 11, 2016

Every year, Cisco holds a large conference for IT and communications professionals alike called Cisco Live. Multiple events take place around the world in various geographies to meet the large demand. Many more attend online and download content like technical breakout sessions and specific technology deep-dives. With an eye towards the future, many sessions are geared at keeping IT professionals mindful of emerging technologies, new product updates, and general refreshes. With education and networking opportunities like no other conference, Cisco Live has grown in popularity over the years. Cisco Live stays connected to the technology community offering updates through social networking outlets like Facebook, Youtube and Twitter. Preparing you with the knowledge and skills that play an crucial role in delivering new innovations, the conference is a great opportunity to join in and discover the ideas that are transforming the future of IT.

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Topics: Cisco, Cisco Live

Is Cisco Cloud Web Security Right For You?

Posted by Focus Solutions Engineer on Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Cisco Cloud Web Security or CWS as its known is a cloud based security offering from Cisco. CWS provides comprehensive defense, advanced threat protection and superior flexibility for organizations small and large. To enforce security, Internet traffic is redirected from the branch office location using either an existing Cisco infrastructure, such as the venerable Cisco ASA or multifunctional ISR series router. Alternatively, a host side proxy or agent software can also be deployed. CWS can even be bundled with the widely popular Cisco AnyConnect VPN software, making the “cloud attach” security deployment simple and flexible.

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Topics: Cloud Security, Cisco, Cloud, CWS

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