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Juniper Networks – A Great Alternative to Cisco

Juniper Networks

How Can a Juniper Networks Infrastructure Benefit My Business? By Derek Rogers Does your company need a computer network infrastructure? If so, then you should consider Juniper Networks. Their products can create an environment for hastening the installation of applications and services over one network. Juniper can create outstanding solutions …

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Configuring CCNA DHCP on a Cisco Router Overview Part 1

RFC 2131, DHCP offers IP address and other parameters to IP hosts. DHCP is a server/client setup where clients are given network addresses and other configuration parameters to dynamically configured hosts. DHCP supports three mechanisms for IP address allocation: Static/Automatic allocation – Server leases a permanent IP address to a …

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Catalyst 3750E 48-GIG 2-10GE Review

[ReviewAZON asin="B000O31MSW"]The Cisco Catalyst 3750-E Series of Switches with StackWise Plus is an enterprise-class line of stackable wiring closet switches that facilitate the deployment of secure converged applications while maximizing investment protection for evolving network and application requirements. Combining 10/100/1000 and Power over Ethernet (PoE) configurations with 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks, the Cisco Catalyst 3750-E enhances worker productivity by enabling applications such as IP telephony, wireless, and video.[/ReviewAZON]

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Cisco ASA 5540 Appliance Review

[ReviewAZON asin="B0009PZYRU"]The Cisco ASA 5540 Adaptive Security Appliance delivers a wide range of high-performance, high-density security services with Active/Active high availability and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for medium-to-large enterprise and service-provider networks, in a reliable, modular appliance. Using its four Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and support for up to 100 VLANs, businesses can segment their network into numerous zones for improved security. The Cisco ASA 5540 Adaptive Security Appliance scales with businesses as their network security requirements grow, delivering exceptional investment protection and services scalability. The advanced network and application layer security services and anti-x defenses provided by the Cisco ASA 5540 Adaptive Security Appliance can be extended by deploying a high performance Security Services Module. Businesses can scale their IPSec and SSL VPN capacity through multiple means to support a larger number of mobile workers, remote sites, and business partners. VPN capacity and resiliency can be increased by taking advantage of the integrated VPN clustering and load balancing capabilities of the Cisco ASA 5540 Adaptive Security Appliance, with support for up to 10 appliances in a cluster supporting a maximum of 50, 000 VPN peers per cluster. Businesses can also scale up to 5000 IPSec and 2500 SSL VPN peers on each Cisco ASA 5540 Adaptive Security Appliance through the installation of a VPN upgrade license. Using the optional security context capabilities of the Cisco ASA 5540 Adaptive Security Appliance, businesses can deploy up to 50 virtual firewalls within an appliance to enable compartmentalized control of security policies on per-department or per-customer basis, and deliver reduced overall management and support costs.[/ReviewAZON]

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Cisco Changes up the CCNP Requirements (Again)


Well its seems that, in their constant efforts to improve the certification path for candidate engineers, Cisco has once again changed up the requirements for CCNP and CCNP re-certification. From the press release Cisco states: Cisco has updated its Cisco CCNP® certification for network engineers through a comprehensive process involving …

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Understanding Policy Routing

Policy Routing

Learning and understanding policy routing is crucial knowledge for any good network engineer. You’ll find quite a bit of policy routing going on in today’s production networks.  But what exactly is policy-based routing? Policy routing Policy-based routing, generally referred to as “policy routing”, is the use of route maps to …

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DCE/DTE Cables

It never fails, you can never find a cable when you need one. For setting serial connections like for frame relay having the right DCE/DTE cable is a necessity! DTE/DCE cables are used to connect two routers via their serial cables. If you are planning on using a frame relay …

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