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The High-Performance, Agile Aruba Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect

The High-Performance, Agile Aruba Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect

The widespread adoption of cloud-based applications has accelerated the demand for more flexible and cost-effective solutions that deliver "cloud speed." Legacy Wide-Area Network (WAN) connection solutions such as multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) have proven to be too rigid and e …

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NGFWs: Fortinet FortiGate vs. Juniper SRX Series Services Gateways

NGFWs: Fortinet FortiGate vs. Juniper SRX Series Services Gateways

Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) have grown tremendously due to their quick and easy multi-cloud access, higher bandwidth capacity, and high-speed application performance. All these benefits are crucial for the success of any business. However, network security is a vital …

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Head-to-Head Wi-Fi 6E Tech: Juniper AP45 and AP34 vs. Arista C-360

Head-to-Head Wi-Fi 6E Tech: Juniper AP45 and AP34 vs. Arista C-360

According to the State of IoT - Spring 2022 report, the number of Wi-Fi-enabled devices is expected to reach 14.4 billion by the end of 2022. If you think that number is a lot, they expect it to grow to 27 billion by 2025! Wi-Fi network technology needs to keep up to support this tren …

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A Complete Guide to Access Control Lists: Types and Creation Methods

A Complete Guide to Access Control Lists: Types and Creation Methods

In enterprise environments, controlling communications between different segments within a network is crucial for providing sufficient policy-based access and protecting the network from unauthorized use. For example, you may want certain users to have different levels of access to th …

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Your Ultimate NAT Configuration Guide for Cisco IOS – Pt. 2

Your Ultimate NAT Configuration Guide for Cisco IOS – Pt. 2

Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) uses a 32-bit address space, which allows for a limit of 4,294,967,296 addresses. However, the initial design of IPv4 did not factor in the rapid growth of the internet. Because of the scarcity of IPv4 addresses, many organizations implemented NAT to …

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Your Ultimate NAT Configuration Guide for Cisco IOS – Pt. 1

Your Ultimate NAT Configuration Guide for Cisco IOS – Pt. 1 - Including NAT Terminology

A networking system requires a unique IP address to communicate with the internet. However, network communications nowadays are slightly different from how they used to be. Back in the day, most, if not all, services and applications were locally hosted within the enterprise network, …

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The Importance of Layer 3 Redundancy: Understanding HSRP – Pt. 2

The Importance of Layer 3 Redundancy: Understanding HSRP – Pt. 2

The Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) is a Cisco proprietary redundancy protocol. It allows several Layer 3 switches or routers to work together in an HSRP group and appear as a single virtual device to endpoints. Because of this approach, endpoints always have a functional default g …

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The Importance of Layer 3 Redundancy: Understanding HSRP – Pt. 1

The Importance of Layer 3 Redundancy: Understanding HSRP – Pt. 1

Providing Layer 3 redundancy is crucial for uninterrupted network services and communications in enterprise networks. This approach provides hardware redundancy in the event of a device failure. It offers various alternative routing paths throughout the network.

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