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Security and Datacenters

A Datacenter is a collection of several different elements, all working together to offer a platform to our digital needs. A datacenter is actually a mix of different elements, some logic some physical, it is just not a mere collection of elements but a complex systems with a lot of interactions. We can easily see inside the datacenter, cables, racks, servers, network equipments, storage units and so on but all are there (or should be there) for a purpose and are interconnected. A big part of a datacenter is not even visible; it is the software and data running in…

What if…

What if Michael Dell was right?   The biggest tech companies are struggling in a crisis that seems not to have a end. Cisco, HP, even Microsoft have announced layouts and reduction of employee. We can say this is a common issue for a moment of crisis, companies need to rise up ROI and cost reduction is a key factor. It’s also undoubted that laying off personnel is the easiest way to reduce costs. But is this crisis just a matter of costs and ROI? or there are deeper reasons that are hitting those companies? The economical crisis is just…

Looking for a new career opportunity

Dear All, As you may know I’m looking for a new career opportunity. Many of you knows me because we have been working together in Europe or USA in one of my previous work experiences, including Cisco, Ironport, Symantec, BrightMail, Mondadori Informatica and so on, or met in conferences and events. With over 16 years of experience in the leadership of IT product development, project management, marketing, and representation and as a reputable and renowned contributor to the tech industry particularly within the security community, I think I have often provided outstanding results and proved my soft and technical skills, but the situation now force…

Diary of an acquisition part1

Ok I know many of us experienced this kind of trip once in a lifetime. I have travelled acquisition a lot of times, when mondadori informatica was absorbed  by the mother comany mondadori, when brightmail become part of symantec, when symantec acquired veritas software and moved all european management to veritas, and at the end when cisco systems acquired Ironport. All acquisitions means change and most of the changes are not well accepted, but I’m a long traveller on the seas of IT company and I’m quite used to changes so what has meant to me an acquisition? The last…

Diary of an acquisition: the employee view

I’m thinking to start a few series of post to make a short story of how i lived cisco’s Iron port acquisition. the problem here is I would not be able to tell everything I would like, I still have some obligation towards my old company, but i hope that some of the feeling would comes out somehow. It was an hard trip, funny, interesting, sad, exciting and so on… but at the end I have to say I’m glad I lived it I’m glad I’m out of it. 😛 so I will try to recollect my memories and try to put some senses to this tripp trying…

Is Big C missing the point on security?

Big company are really suited for security? This is what comes to my mind when we see what Cisco, HP and Co. do when we talk about security. Are they really able to focus on the innovation and development that security require? I  can talk about what I know so i will express my mixed feeling about Cisco and Security. For long times Cisco has not been perceived as a big player in the security space, beside the fact PIXASA is the most sold firewall in the world. But honestly we should not only consider the magnitude of the numbers but also why and how companies buy a product. Alas…

Things always gonna change :)

There are times when things changes even if you were not planning it. This is what happened to me lately, things does not go alwaysas planned   but just happened. I were not planning to have a tumor in my right arm this year (see related post if interested) and I were not planning big changes but… I’m no more in Cisco, and i have to honestly say that it brigs me a lot of mixed feeling. I have met great people there, starting form my adventure in Ironport with the crazy gang: First Domenico and Patrice, then Angelo and…

ISE basic installation and configuration. Part 2

When something can go wrong it will, at the end our friend Murphy was right. So I passed the day to to solve a weird problem, and I have to thanks a couple of colleagues of mine that were able to sort out what was wrong. By the way at the end I survived the effort and after a whole day of troubleshooting I just reinstalled the appliance from scratch and everything worked. The Web Interface   Now we can go on and see what we can do. open a supported browser and go to: http://<IP address or host name>/admin/…

Ise Training day 2 « The Puchi Herald: A.I. Tech Update

Ise Training day 2 « The Puchi Herald: A.I. Tech Update Ise Training day 2 March 20, 2012antonio ieranoEditLeave a commentGo to comments Ok my turn to talk today:  We talked about one of the most interesting features of ISE, profiling. Worth to explain a little what profiling is, and what discovery and classification means. it is a very useful and powerful engine but it needs to be understood, also on what it means and why should be used. other great new, finally  ise 1.1 is available on CCO, worth the upgrade absolutely. http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/ise/1.1/release_notes/ise1.1_rn.html new stuffs:…. Related articles APTs, hacktivists…

Configure cisco ISE for Cisco Access Points

Let’s say you have been asked to configure ISE to allow secured network access for Cisco Wireless Access Points. To do so you should : · Enable the ISE endpoint profile for Cisco Access Points · Configure an Authorization Profile and Authorization Policy rule for Cisco Access Points · Review the access switch configuration to authorize an access point using MAC Authentication Bypass (MAB). · Verify proper authorization of a Cisco Access Point based on ISE policy   Login to ISE The ISE Home Dashboard page should display. Navigate the interface using the multi-level menus. Configure the Profiler Policy to…

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