TWTV120: Defending the Data Center

TWTV120

Episode 120, Project ID 1219

Taped August 14, 2012 (Studio 13)

Released September 12, 2012

Guests: Per Hagen, Scott Gainey, Jaishree Subramania, Jeff Aboud, Swastik Bihani, Anil Kapur

We had to dig further, past our initial meetings internally and determine what would make this particular story unique from previous ones we have told this year.  Three really good shows done earlier now provide great context for appreciating the innovation we talk about in this one.   Check out: Fundamentals of High End FirewallsFundamentals of Intrusion Prevention and (TechWiseTV 115) Firewall Reinvention with the ASA-CX

So topically, Security in the Data Center is an easy hit of course.   It seems to top many lists. As Cisco broadens the tool set with new models and deployment options, we broke this one down along party lines:  

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Jaishree brought in Scott Gainey for the top down view in Segment 2. 

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Jimmy Ray hosted Per Hagen as he explained how the new clustering technology in the ASA worked.   NOTE: ASA 5515-X running the latest software release 8.6(1) was featured in the BYOD CVD (Cisco Validated Design) Smart Solution Design Guide.

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Anil Kapur revealed how IPS (from Cisco anyway…) can now play effectively in a data center strategy.  

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Jeff Aboud joined me to illustrate how all of these new models now give us the flexibility to model a security architecture that complements the network/business strategy.  

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Swastik Bihani then joined us and showed new email encryption capabilities across all of our devices and web security changes worth knowing about. 

For a good design guide on this one - check out this well done paper (pdf) from our friends at the SBA labs

TWTV115: Firewall Reinvention with the ASA-CX

Taped 2/20/12
Released 3/15/12
Bring up the topic of security to IT professionals and you are likely to get more than you bargained.  The reality is that we are torn between two extremes.  On one hand, employees want the ease and flexibility of using their device of choice and applications to perform their job most effectively.  On the other hand, many security professionals want to lock down the network and adhere to stringent, albeit needed, security guidelines.
The way to have "both" is by unlocking the power of the network and this is where Cisco SecureX comes in.  New innovations from the unified policy and enforcement components of the SecureX framework enable organizations to embrace "Bring Your Own Device" without relinquishing control.  And, the new Cisco ASA CX next-generation firewall appliance expands the ASA platform with context-aware capabilities for unprecedented visibility and control.     
Join the TechWiseTV team for an insider’s look at the ASA CX, explore the latest innovations in security, and dig into the network with a forensics analysis of routers and switches.  Check it out now!  

Bring up the topic of security to IT professionals and you are likely to get more than you bargained.  The reality is that we are torn between two extremes.  On one hand, employees want the ease and flexibility of using their device of choice and applications to perform their job most effectively.  On the other hand, many security professionals want to lock down the network and adhere to stringent, albeit needed, security guidelines.
The way to have "both" is by unlocking the power of the network and this is where Cisco SecureX comes in.  New innovations from the unified policy and enforcement components of the SecureX framework enable organizations to embrace "Bring Your Own Device" without relinquishing control.  And, the new Cisco ASA CX next-generation firewall appliance expands the ASA platform with context-aware capabilities for unprecedented visibility and control.     

Guests: Rajneesh Chopra, Danny Anello, Brian Conklin, Jaishree Subramania

Why Networking 101

We will have some short form, simple but direct content coming out soon - modeled directly after some videos that Jimmy Ray did for our SMB group a number of years back. I wanted to embed a few samples here along with the view counts as of this posting...it blew my socks off.

What is a VLAN? (51,867 views)

What is a Router vs a Switch (51,417 views)

What is the Ethernet (22,836 views)

What is a Firewall (25,114 views)

What is NAT (23,206 views)

What is Multicasting (18,136 views)

We don't want to do the old topics that have already been covered - so we started a list that JR wanted to cover moving forward.   The first four are:

- Data Deduplication

 - Virtualization

 - Cat5e/Cat6 cabling

 - Port/Socket

Look for these to come out shortly.  What are your thoughts on the topics?   Do you have ideas for valuable quick hit topics we could cover?  Let us know in the comments!

Robb

Why Networking 101

We will have some short form, simple but direct content coming out soon - modeled directly after some videos that Jimmy Ray did for our SMB group a number of years back. I wanted to embed a few samples here along with the view counts as of this posting...it blew my socks off.

What is a VLAN? (51,867 views)

What is a Router vs a Switch (51,417 views)

What is the Ethernet (22,836 views)

What is a Firewall (25,114 views)

What is NAT (23,206 views)

What is Multicasting (18,136 views)

We don't want to do the old topics that have already been covered - so we started a list that JR wanted to cover moving forward.   The first four are:

- Data Deduplication

 - Virtualization

 - Cat5e/Cat6 cabling

 - Port/Socket

Look for these to come out shortly.  What are your thoughts on the topics?   Do you have ideas for valuable quick hit topics we could cover?  Let us know in the comments!

Robb