Out with the old, in with the new

A few weeks ago I was asked to help a client turn up and move everything over to a new network. I have done this many times and this is not an uncommon type of project. In doing network assessments for clients I have found some old equipment still in service, still part of the […] Read More

Securing a DMVPN spoke – Part 2

In Part 1 we went through protecting the spoke from the outside world on the Internet and using the stateful inspection firewall CBAC, Content-Based Access Control, to dynamically allow returning traffic back in. CBAC works great for a single inside zone and a single outside zone. What if your business requirements have more than two […] Read More

Securing a DMVPN spoke – Part 1

For organizations that have many remote offices a DMVPN solution is a great option. You can purchase a cheap DSL or cable modem based solution then establish a dynamically built encrypted tunnel back to the corporate office or Data Center(s). The hubs should be located in a DMZ behind a firewall at the Data Center […] Read More

Teamwork in a Disconnected Environment

As an introvert, I don’t like ice breakers or team building exercises at team meetings. Building the team camaraderie is done slowly over time with peers you work with. Daily interactions during work help build that as engineers learn to trust each other. What about for a team that does not interact with each other […] Read More