Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls 2017

Cisco is climbing fast, Fortinet faster, PaloAlto still leading and filling their gaps in portfolio and Check Point released finally the R80 for gateways. I predict 4 Leaders next year, it will be a nice race to watch! Full Report on Report Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls 2017 Tags: Gartner, Magic-quadrant, Enterprise, 2017, Firewall

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Some DNS Resources Compiled

Working a lot around Response Policy Zone (RPZ) these days, it’s better to start collecting some valuable tools, whitepapers, research, best practises, etc DNS Servers Name Description BIND The most widely used DNS software on the Internet Bundy Integrated authoritative DNS and DHCP server (the continuation of the BIND 10) Dnsmasq A lightweight, easy to Continue Reading »

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F5 REST API Resources

These are for me the best two resources if you want embrace Dev/Net/Sec Ops using F5 iControl   Just a sneak peak of what you can find: Mesos Marathon Container Integration Kubernetes Container Integration RedHat OpenShift Container Integration OpenStack Cloud Integration F5 Application Services Proxy Dockers Really recommended http://clouddocs.f5.com/ https://devcentral.f5.com/wiki/iControl.HomePage.ashx Tags: iControl, REST API

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Spot Bad Traffic without decrypting it

How can we detect and mitigate a kill chain in encrypted traffic without breaking users privacy and same time  with minimal false positives? Cisco Catalyst 9k is the newest platform with this capability which is called Encrypted Traffic Analysis (ETS). Machine Learning & metadata seems to be the right ingredients to make the wheel work. Continue Reading »

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Cisco Catalyst reborn

Cisco announced a new platform, Catalyst 9k (fixed and modular), a new hit for the Enterprise Architecture. Some of the benefits i’ve captured: Secure segmentation with SD-Access Unmatched 60W POE on every access port DNA Center IoT readiness Cloud readiness IOS-XE UADP 2.0 StackWise Virtual IEEE1588 MACsec256 Encrypted Traffic Analysis (ETA) Licensing mode changed (no Continue Reading »

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