Monthly Archives: February 2012

Changes Required for AnyConnect in 8.4

A few days ago I wrote an article that explained the configuration steps required to implement a basic AnyConnect environment. That article was based on a pre-8.3 version of the ASA OS. Many organizations are starting to implement ASA 8.4 … Continue reading

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ASA DSCP Preservation with IPSec

Cisco documents a feature called “DSCP Preservation” in regards to ToS Byte handling on the ASA. This basically means that the ToS Byte is left in tact as packets flow through the firewall. But what happens to the ToS Byte … Continue reading

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15 Top Paying IT Certifications–Not Really

Today, I received a newsletter from Global Knowledge. The first article listed was “15 Top Paying IT Certifications for 2012“. I wanted to pose an interpretation to this article. It is not the certifications that are valuable, but what those … Continue reading

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Getting Started with Cisco Anyconnect

For the last few years, Cisco has been attempting to do away with what they call the Cisco EZVPN client. This has been the solution used by many corporate users in the mobile workforce for secure access to enterprise data. … Continue reading

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CCIE Routing and Switching Written Exam Resources

Last week I took and passed the CCIE Routing and Switching Written exam (350-001). The first and foremost reason for taking this exam was to re-certify my current CCIE Security certification. Cisco requires any CCIE level written exam to be … Continue reading

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The Future of the OSI Model

The OSI model is that thing that everyone seems to love to hate. The OSI is actually just a model that has its roots in the International Organization for Standardization. We’ve all had disagreements how certain protocols map to certain … Continue reading

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