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Do This One Weird Trick to Make VPN Better for Your Employees

Do This One Weird Trick to Make VPN Better for Your Employees

With everyone and their brother, sister, cousin and pet working remotely, this means that all Internet traffic has to route back through the corporate Internet connections. That’s one reason why things may appear to be “slow” — your work traffic is using the same pipe that your coworker listening to Spotify is.

24/7 Networks: COVID-19 News and Updates

24/7 Networks: COVID-19 News and Updates

Updated Regularly Updates and news: 24/7 Networks regarding working protocols or general public information: Update 3/16/2020 - 3:53pm 24/7 Networks continues to be here for you! This past Friday we sent out a notification to alert our clients of the Readiness plan...

COVID-19 and Teleworking

COVID-19 and Teleworking

Are You Prepared for a Remote Workforce? 24/7 Networks embraces a work from home policy, but it was not implemented without issues. Today, our staff has the ability to work 100% remote while maintaining efficiency, communications and client interactions/responses. We...

Personal Data Privacy

Personal Data Privacy

How Much Data Are You Sharing? National Data Privacy day is today, so how much data are you sharing? We have all done it, downloaded a new operating system for our phone, or did an update to our computer, and up pops the all too familiar “Agree to the Terms and...

Just deployed SD-WAN on Cisco NFVIS …

Just deployed SD-WAN on Cisco NFVIS …

I’ve found my new favorite platform for branch infrastructure. I’m talking about the Cisco ENCS 5400 appliance, paired with Cisco’s NFVIS virtualization software. Who should read this article? Financial, retail and other multi-location organizations that want...

It is the New Year Which Means New(ish) Phishing Scams

It is the New Year Which Means New(ish) Phishing Scams

3 Steps to Catch a Fake Have you ever opened your email and noticed an alert from you bank asking if $XXX.XX was a recent charge to your account? Did they ask you to click a link to verify the charge? Did you click that link? Well, you may be like thousands of...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Have some free stuff... Nothing beats free, or in this case: freemium. I’ve put together a list of a few free SaaS services that will make your lives easier, and don’t have huge hurdles to implement. All of my recommendations have enhanced paid-for plans, but what...

Cisco Field Notice

Cisco Field Notice

Self-Signed Cert Expiration Impact Cisco published a Field Notice this week (here’s the link to the original document, CCO login required) that details how devices won’t form IPSEC connections because of the self-signed certificates expiring on January 1, 2020. It’s...

Cisco Data Center Networking

Cisco Data Center Networking

Licensing Overview There have been a lot of questions that have come our way about Cisco licensing, especially as it relates to Cisco Nexus switches and what licenses you need for what. This blog should help clear that up. First, a bit of history. Cisco currently...

Cisco Firepower 6.5

Cisco Firepower 6.5

A Welcome Upgrade I've been working a lot on #programmability and #automation, and one of the platforms I've been dedicating time to has been #Cisco #FirePower. I have two long-standing gripes about the platform. It's really slow to push commits. Like, really slow....

Deck the Halls with Stolen Identities

Deck the Halls with Stolen Identities

-- Fa La La La La, La La La La Deck the Halls with Stolen Identities, Fa La La La La It is that time of the year... Out with the old and in with the new. With the end of the year approaching FAST, we start looking at new trends, with many of these in technology. While...

Adoption Training

Adoption Training

More Important Than You Think! Adoption training, it should be everywhere: The never-ending process of Adoption Training If you are not aware of adoption training, you should be. The landscape of technology is changing every day, are you keeping up with it? What this...

We survived Y2K – 19 Years into the Future

We survived Y2K – 19 Years into the Future

The New State of Security Let’s begin with a little history. Starting in the early 1990’s, the internet was a new, and fresh commodity within both public and private sectors. Quickly, the internet grew with unbeknownst issues, that would later cause unruly, and...

VAR’s and IT Business Transformation

VAR’s and IT Business Transformation

This is the title tag H3 The year was 2007. Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts beat the Chicago Bears, 29-17 in Super bowl XLI (41), The Sopranos series finale aired on HBO (the infamous “cut to black” ending), Barry Bonds breaks Hank Aaron’s HR record with his...

Cisco Meraki Proactive Switch Replacement

Cisco Meraki Proactive Switch Replacement

Cisco Meraki MS210-48P, MS210-48FP, MS225-48LP & MS225-48FP The Cisco Meraki MS210-48P, MS210-48FP, MS225-48LP & MS225-48FP have been detected to have fan component issues that are limiting the long-term reliability of the switches. Cisco is providing a...

Webex Version WBS33

Webex Version WBS33

As you may have noticed, the newest version of Webex (WBS33), has a bit of a time zone bug attached. When setting up a Webex within the new version, it will not update your current time zone, an any invite sent out will not provide the correct time zone. There is an...

It’s upgrade time:

It’s upgrade time:

Do I pick Cisco ASA (5500) or FirePower Appliances? At 24/7 Networks, we get a lot of questions about Cisco's strategy regarding the legacy Cisco ASA appliances and the new FirePower 2100, 4100 and 9300-series appliances. Customers have been asking, "I have to upgrade...

Would this malware have fooled you?

Would this malware have fooled you?

Anyone can be a victim! I was doing a random Google search and came across this web page (URL withheld, because, well because.): Immediately after this, I get a pop up box: Well, I immediately went to my sandbox virtual machine (one that gets wiped clean after it gets...

Fear of Missing Out… Do you have it in the office?

Fear of Missing Out… Do you have it in the office?

I think I am missing out at work! We have all been there, overhearing a coworker talk about a girls night out, or not knowing that there was an office happy hour that you weren’t invited to, but does that actually affect your working environment? It is harder now than...

Are Business Texts Taboo?

Are Business Texts Taboo?

Welcome to the 21st Century We all do it, send a quick text message to our friends and family, but is text messaging in business taboo? Sending a quick message saying you are running late or confirming receipt of a package, is it frowned upon to do this in our day to...

Critical Vulnerability

Critical Vulnerability

Update your ASAs IMMEDIATELY ASA Vulnerability There's a nasty bug out there for ASAs (Adapative Security Appliance) that have Webvpn enabled. If the command "webvpn" is present in your ASA configuration, you're vulnerable. If you're running Anyconnect for VPN, you...

All I want for Christmas is a new line of switches from Cisco

All I want for Christmas is a new line of switches from Cisco

Check your list twice this holiday season It's that time. Out with the old, in with the new. Cisco has revamped one of their switch lineups. I'm going to take a minute and tell you about how things are changing, what the new options are, and what it means for your...

Rent In the Cloud is Too Damn High

Rent In the Cloud is Too Damn High

Fixing it with Docker Efficiency is the prime goal of any operation, so let’s take a couple minutes and talk about how using docker to run a compute workload can be WAY more efficient than the traditional server sprawl. Before I get into that, let's do a brief look at...

Aligning Workplace Communication Styles

How technology can bridge gaps between different personalities It’s Tuesday and your team is neck deep in a project due next week by end-of-business Friday. That adds up to 6 workdays, minus holidays, all divided among all those other projects you have going on, too....

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