Online proctored exams at Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE launched the Online proctored exams, what this means? You can do your exam at your office, home, etc. with a Proctor online to help if any issue arise (not exam related!). It has off course strict requirements (webcam,mic, etc), and after do some search only certain vendors allow this kind of exam, and Continue Reading »

Checkpoint R80.x Exam News

The CCSE exam is now available for R80. This exam is based on the R80.10 CCSE certification training course. The CCSE Update exam will be released in Q3 2017. This is the fast path for certified professionals that are CCSE certified on previous software versions. R80 CCSA exam is available at Pearson VUE. Please note Continue Reading »

vSphere 6.5 update 1 is out

VMWare published vSphere 6.5 Update 1 with some relevant enhancements, you can read the full article here vSphere 6.5 Update 1 further refines vSphere 6.5 while also adding key additional support and enhancements including: vSphere Client Now Supports 90% of General Workflows The HTML5-based vSphere Client now can support up to 90% of general workflows.  Continue Reading »

Don’t let your VMware VCP lapse

A VMware email come through about my VCP, 3 years it’s too short! No way i will let this expire. So what are the options? (1) Upgrade to VCAP (2) Update with the latest VCP exam (3) Certify in a different technology track At this point i will not move forwards to VCAP, just renew Continue Reading »

Largest FREE Microsoft eBook Giveaway!

This giveaway includes: Windows 10, Office 365, Office 2016, Power BI, Azure, Windows 8.1, Office 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, System Center, Cloud, SQL Server and more! Largest FREE Microsoft eBook Giveaway! I’m Giving Away MILLIONS of FREE Microsoft eBooks again, including: Windows 10, Office 365, Office 2016, Power BI, Continue Reading »

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

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 »

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

Realistic Traffic Generator

TRex is an open source, stateful traffic generator fuelled by DPDK. It generates L4-7 traffic based on pre-processing and smart replay of real traffic templates. TRex amplifies both client and server side traffic. Trex can can scale to 200Gb/sec with one UCS, but you can run it in any x86 hardware. You can build your Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »