How to Identify What Is Connected to a Network Switch

In a well-organized networking department, documentation should exist to allow any network engineer to quickly look up those devices that are connected to each switch port throughout the organization. There are a number of different software options that help in the process of mapping these various devices to switch ports. When used, the likelihood of […]

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Installing Cisco Configuration Professional (CCP)

The Cisco Configuration Professional (CCP) application is a GUI based management tool for the Integrated Service Routers (ISR); it takes the place of the former Security Device Manager (SDM) application that existed on previous iterations of the Cisco router product lines. It makes the configuration and troubleshooting of an ISR easier for those not familiar […]

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The next generation VPN is Cisco’s AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

When researching security options that are available from Cisco, one of the words that is hard to miss is AnyConnect. Cisco has developed the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client as a “next generation” Virtual Private Network (VPN) client. AnyConnect is not limited to providing VPN access; it has a number of other capabilities that enable an […]

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Quick Guide to Cisco ASA Models

One of the most (if not the most) important parts of a modern network is the hardware and software that is used to secure it. There was a time (many years ago) when devices on the Internet could be rather complacent with their security without worrying about the constant threat of attack; those days have […]

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Windows Network Troubleshooting Tools

For those just beginning their Windows networking careers, it is important to get to know some of the commonly used network troubleshooting tools. These tools can be very useful in troubleshooting both simple and complex problems — and frankly, it can make a Windows network engineer’s or administrator’s life much easier. This article focuses on […]

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