Software Defined “Anything” is a common thread amongst the networking community these days. We have Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN), Software Defined Network Security (SDNS), and now we are actually seeing Cisco move us into the Software Defined Access Layer (SD-Access). This latest announcement of SD-Access falls under the Intent-based … [Read more...] about Cisco SDA – Moving Software Defined to the Access Layer
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I came across a dilemma the other day. Basically I needed to spin up a quick router for the lab and didn't want to consume the resources that something like a Cisco CSR 1000v would require. I know I can use OpenWRT and PFSense but I wanted something else. My good buddy Jody Lemoine reminded me of VyOS, a fork of the Vyatta Core which was discontinued a few years back1. … [Read more...] about VyOS in a Pinch
Back around the beginning of 2015 there was a breaking story about Gogo Inflight issuing fake SSL certificates when folks visiting google branded sites. While I don't intend to debate or even stir up converstaions around that topic I must say, SSL MITM is a common practice withing enterprise networks. I think every employee withing an organization should assume that … [Read more...] about Do We Really Need SSL Decryption?
IP Infusion is one of those companies that's been around for a long time now, but you may not have heard of them. This is despite the fact that the company was founded in 1999 by Kunihiro Ishiguro and their product is based on the open-source routing software known as Zebra. Some of you may have used Zebra in the past. It was forked in 2002 and we now hear a lot about that … [Read more...] about Who is IP Infusion and Why Have You Never Heard of Them?