Advanced LAN Technologies - December 2006 DHCP Snooping, IIP Source Guard, Dynamic ARP Inspection, Rapid Spanning Tree, and more…
Secured Voice - November 2006 Discussion and presentation on Secured Voice. Integrated Secure Voice Managed Services enable various voice and video applications behind Enterprise Class Teleworker enabled CPEs (ie: remote router) within a secured network. While firewall ACL in ECT-enabled CPE will block anything needed for these voice services (except the control messages). Other security features (ie: NAC, 802.1x, Authentication Proxy) should also bypass authentication confirmation from VoIP phones. Firewall inspection will open necessary ports to permit voice traffic after a call has been initiated. Quality of Service must be initially enabled for voice traffic, based on uplink bandwidth available from the ISP.
Paul Serbin, Cisco Systems Product Sales Specialist
MPLS Services for Network Connectivity - October 2006 Covering the replacement of traditional WAN technologies like frame-relay, ATM, lease line with MPLS and discuss the technical and business advantages such as cost savings, BW upgrades, and any-to-any connectivity. A hands-on demonstration and lab is included along with implementation choices of route filters, BGP AS Assignment, etc. Jason Bomar, CCIE #9316, has been working in the Cisco Networking arena since 1996 and is a partner in a Cisco Silver Reseller. He has worked in many environments and on may projects, from as small as single router IOS upgrades to as large as hundreds of 6500 switches in a world wide deployment. He has enjoyed being affiliated with SCCUG since its inception, many years ago.
Securing IOS Devices - September 2006 Interactive discussion with slides to talk about ways to secure an IOS device.
Response Time Measurements in a Cisco Network Environment - August 2006 Method 1: Cisco's IP-SLA technology will be explained as well as discussing benefits for network engineering, MPLS/QoS rollouts, VoIP call quality, and the ability to validate service levels contracts from providers. Method 2: Also, we will discuss the ability to extract End to End Application performance from the network by leveraging the advanced spanning technology in the 6500 series such as VACL and RSPAN to analyze application traffic on the fly and determine if /why applications are running slow.
Cisco Wireless Mesh 1500 - July 2006 The agenda included the following three sections: First Session: Overview of Cisco wireless network architecture The first section is an overview/review of the Cisco wireless network architecture along with a real-time WCS demo. Cisco just released Beringer (version 4.0) of the software with some terrific enhancements. Second section: Mesh networking Mesh is an extension of the current architecture where discussion will be based around additional enhancements and considerations of implementing a mesh network. Third section: Impact of mesh networking As more municipalities and providers roll out large-scale mesh networks, access will be ubiquitous and wide reaching, even to the point of breaching many enterprises’s physical security. Currently we focus on rogue access points; soon we will need to monitor rogue clients as well. We will show how to identify and respond to this new threat.
Cisco Wide Area File Services - June 2006 The presentation should be an overview and discussion about using the Cisco WAFS product to provide edge file and print services to remote offices, while preserving a centralized storage model for the organization. I hope to be able to do a live demo of some configuration and benchmarking on the WAE-511 product.
Using PKI to secure IPSec VPNs - May 2006 The most common method used to authenticate VPN hosts is pre-shared passwords. The problem is that passwords are static and not scalable. Using Public Key Infrastructure as a means to authenticate hosts provides a scalable solution that also offers confidentiality and integrity. For smaller VPN installs, static pre-shared password are acceptable, but for larger deployment – and especially for DMVPN deployments, using PKI is the Cisco recommended solution.
Building a Self-Defending Network – A Look Into CSM and ASA- April 2006 CSM – (replacement for VMS) Cisco Security Manager is part of the Cisco Security Management Suite, which delivers comprehensive policy administration and enforcement for the Cisco Self-Defending Network. The suite also includes the Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis, and Response System (MARS), which can be purchased separately. Unlike point security products from multiple vendors, which often do not work together and can leave vulnerable gaps, the Cisco Security Management Suite provides a comprehensive solution for provisioning, monitoring, and mitigation to keep networks safer, more resilient, and easier to operate.
ASA - The Cisco ASA 5500 Series Business Edition provides small and medium-sized companies with comprehensive gateway security and VPN connectivity. With its combined firewall and anti-X capabilities, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series is able to stop threats at the gateway before they enter the network and impact business operations. These same services are extended to remote access users providing a threat protected VPN connection.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery- March 2006 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery are not a priority in our minds for the majority of the time...until something happens. Usually, panic and chaos take over and a task that would normally take a few hours (depending on the situation) can extend to days, weeks or even months. As a matter of fact, many times, portions of the data are never recovered causing your business insurmountable losses in operational and business losses. In this presentation Ariel Coro will cover the strategies for choosing the appropriate Business Continuity Strategy for your organization and the differences between high availability and Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.
Introduction to IP Telephony and VoIP Solutions - February 2006 Introduction to IPTel and VoIP Walk through the pieces needed to make a simple phone call to a Cisco IP phone from an 'offnet' cellphone. We'll build some diagrams, look at a few slides, and interact with a live CallManager demo unit. Along the way we'll mention CODECs, DSPs, gateways, QOS, call management, and call routing."