Tech Corner / Security
Here’s Why It’s So Important to Secure the Control Plane
by PivIT Global on Feb 16, 2023 7:03:00 AM
In a perfect world, every network engineer would know the architecture of network devices like the back of their hand. They would also understand its hardware and software-based behavior.
Lock It Down: Your Introduction to Securing Data with VPN Technology
by PivIT Global on Nov 24, 2022 7:11:00 AM
The internet as we know it today provides the most efficient way for communication and data exchange between millions of people worldwide.
What Is Public Key Infrastructure and How Important Is It?
by PivIT Global on Oct 6, 2022 7:05:00 AM
One of the biggest challenges when using asymmetric encryption algorithms and digital certificates is providing secure distribution of public keys between the parties. In other words, how does the receiver know they have received a public key of the real system instead of the public k …
A Must-Have Guide - Risk-Free: Protect Against VLAN and STP Attacks
by PivIT Global on Aug 2, 2022 7:01:00 AM
Securing the network is one of the most important tasks every engineer must consider to provide a safe networking environment. Although this task mainly focuses on protecting the network from outside attacks, such as from the internet, it also involves protection against less threaten …
Cisco ASA Firewall Active/Standby Configuration Guide (Part 2 – Deployment)
by PivIT Global on Apr 4, 2022 6:30:53 PM
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 …
Cisco Firepower 9300 Versus FortiGate 7000 Series Firewall
by Darin Knobbe on Sep 16, 2021 11:00:00 AM
Organizations need security control and visibility to mitigate modern risks. A network breach can compromise sensitive data, erode confidence in a brand, create network downtime, and result in loss of productivity and a downturn in revenue and mission readiness.
Firepower Vs. FortiGate – Building an Integrated Security Solution
by Darin Knobbe on Jul 1, 2021 4:13:53 PM
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 …
Palo Alto vs. Fortinet in a Next-Generation Firewall Comparison
by Darin Knobbe on Apr 8, 2021 1:00:00 PM
The next-generation firewall is a crucial security product for enterprise and large-scale networks. A next-generation firewall (NGFW) provides capabilities beyond that of a stateful network firewall. Today, we put two leaders up against each other in comparison. Distinguish which fire …