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In 2019 I was honoured to be awarded with the title of Cisco Designated VIP (or simply Cisco VIP) for my contributions to the online Cisco Community forums. The Cisco Community is an online discussion forum used for sharing and discussing any topics around Cisco solutions.Read More
Finding your way around a hospital can be challenging for patients, visitors and employees. MazeMap provides a solution to this challenge with their easy-to-use indoor maps. MazeMap indoor navigation tool lets visitors search for rooms and buildings and receive graphical turn-by–turn directions on any mobile device.Read More
One of the Cisco Digital Networking Architecture corner stone concepts is Software Defined Access (or simply, SD Access). It is challenging to describe what Cisco SD Access is, in just a few words, without it sounding like a marketing pitch. The message I have been receiving from Cisco is that SDA is the (only) way that we should be designing our future networks.Read More
Having recently been travelling, I've had some time to sample the delights of hotel WiFi. It can be a bit of an inconvenience when you’re travelling and you can’t access your email – when you need to work and have some urgent emails or remote work to do it can be a real problem.Read More
George has provided us with a pretty concise list of a lot of the gotchas in WiFi design. There's a lot in there that's absolutely correct - with George's permission, I have reproduced the full text of his article. There's a few points in here that really jump out in terms of how to properly design a WiFi network - we attend sites to remediate networks that don't work properly and it never ceases to amaze me that the basic rules just aren't followed. This can be on big installs too - have a read through George's notes of wisdom below.Read More
In this blog, we’ll take a quick look at the functions, features and power level comparisons for Cisco APs. These are the Z domain (on the newer) and N domain (on the older) APs, which are what we use in the Australian market. As regulations have changed, so the powers the APs can transmit have been allowed to increase.Read More
IPTel work mainly in the Enterprise sphere where large office spaces call for many hundreds of access points and consequently high performing controllers usually with costly licenses. Where budget is key, Aruba have a neat solution that dispenses of the need for a physical controller. Aruba Instant APs (IAP) combine enterprise grade WLAN performance, security, and scalability yet are simple to install and setup.Read More
Anyone working with WiFi will have heard about the announcement that was made public on October 16, about the discovery of some vulnerabilities (known as KRACK) affecting the security protocols that are used on WPA/WPA2 protected wireless networks. IEEE 802.11i, which is the technical term for WPA2 was believed to be secure and unbreakable since its introduction in 2003. This is quite a long time and it is therefore needless to say that the discovery of KRACKs was quite a shock for the whole IT world.Read More
Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) is an Enterprise grade AAA product that has been around for 7 years. It is the successor to Cisco’s popular and widespread ACS product which has reached the end of sale status. With the introduction of ISE 2.4, Cisco claim to have reached feature parity with ACS and this should accelerate customer migrations of ACS to ISE. Cisco provides migration tools to assist with these migrations, but in many cases it makes sense to re-architect the system to allow efficiencies to be gained. IPTel has performed a number of complex migrations from ACS to ISE to ensure business continuity with minimal downtime.
This is part 3 of my blog series on rapid prototyping in ISE without requiring any networking equipment. This time we’re going to perform EAP-TLS (X.509 certificate based) authentication.Read More
Cisco Smart Licensing is a cloud based service that enables organisations to manage their licences from one central location, allowing dynamic allocation to all supported end devices. What’s great about this model is that it allows for a more efficient use of licenses while reducing the overhead of manual management and tracking. Gone are the days of manually generating and applying PAK files to individual devices!Read More
With the growing use of Bring-You-Own-Devices in the workplace, more emphasis will be placed on integration, security, tracking and visibility. There’s more than one way to skin a cat but whichever method becomes the clear winner, there is no doubt that wired and wireless will come together at some point.Read More