Tech Corner / Cisco Security

The Ultimate Guide to DHCP Spoofing and Starvation Attacks

What Are DHCP Spoofing and Starvation Attacks? A detailed overview

A Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) in a network is a common approach to allocating IP information dynamically to clients as they shift from one network to another within an enterprise.

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How Cisco Firepower Helps You Get The Most Out Of Your ASA 5500 Firewall

Cisco ASA 5500 Firewall Features and Benefits

The rapid change in the business landscape--especially in 2020 and 2021--transformed applications and provisioning environments. Your employees and users can now use recent technologies like microservices, containers, and APIs to align themselves with the pace of business changes.

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Cisco ASA Firewall Active/Standby Configuration Guide (Part 2 – Deployment)

Cisco ASA Firewall Active/Standby Configuration Guide (Part 2 – Deployment)

Welcome to Part 2 of the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewall active/standby configuration guide! In this article, we will focus on the deployment of the Cisco ASA firewall. The active/standby feature, as discussed in Part 1 of this series, has one simple goal: to provide …

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Cisco ASA Firewall Active/Standby Configuration Guide (Part 1 – Overview)

Cisco ASA Firewall Active/Standby Configuration Guide (Part 1 - Overview)

A firewall is a primary device that is used to provide security features in a network, although other complimentary devices such as an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA), Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA), and Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) …

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Firepower Vs. FortiGate – Building an Integrated Security Solution

Cisco Firepower and Fortinet FortiGate next-generation firewall comparison images

For over the last thirty years, the firewall has been the foundation of an organization’s network security strategy. It was designed based on the concept that internal traffic and users were inherently trustworthy, and outside traffic was not, thus building a trust boundary – or perim …

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Fortinet FortiSwitch Overview and Comparison With Cisco 2960X

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The world is rapidly changing. The demands of everywhere mobility, evolving IoT, cloud adoption, and rapidly advancing security threats make IT managers rethink how their networks are designed and implemented. Much like IT managers having to rethink their networks, OEMs are doing thei …

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Back to the Basics: Cisco ASA Firewall Configuration Guide

It's always good to get a refresher once in a while! Especially when Cisco has developed their line-up of next-generation firewalls. Cisco's most recent improvements to their next-generation firewall family are the ASA 5506-X, 5508-X, 5516-X, and 5585-X with FirePOWER modules. The new …

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A New Bug in Cisco Kit, Stop It Before It Takes Your's Down

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Something is killing a number of Cisco ASAs (Adaptive Security Appliances) after 18 months, specifically ASA5508 and ASA5516 - it’s faulty register in some of them. Today we share the news behind the failure as well as an alternative to keep your system up and running at full capacity …

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