Site-To-Site VPN via CCP

security-gallery-01258I have ran through before on how to create a site-to-site VPN with Cisco SDM which sounds like a repeat but I thought why not bring CCP into light and since I’m studying the newly created CCNA Security (640-554) I figured let’s create a tutorial on it. In this lab I am going to post the running-config of both locations so you can either run it through Packet Tracer or live equipment if you wish. I am running two Cisco 2811s with Advanced Security Version 12.4(24)T8. Let’s do it! Continue reading

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Upgrade ASA IOS via ASDM

In this short but helpful post, I’ll go through the process of upgrading the ASA IOS via the ASDM. This is a pretty painless method if all goes well the only thing you have to do schedule downtime if this box is in production, and grab the ASA IOS image from Cisco. For this post all have been covered let’s get started! Continue reading

Basic Cisco ASA Overview

The Cisco 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances are of course an excellent firewall but the ASA also offers (depending on the model) other security services as well, like IPS systems, VPN, content security, unified communications and remote access. These ASA’s can be used as a standalone appliance’ that can handle the need for branch offices to enterprise data centers. Or they can be included in high-performance blades that work together with the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series, and recently new they can also run in a virtual instance which provides tenant isolation for public and private clouds! For now let’s focus on the basics of the ASA like the ASDM. Continue reading

Configure a Site-to-Site VPN via SDM

So for today’s post let’s learn how to configure a site-to-site VPN on a router using the Cisco SDM (Security Device Manger). The Cisco SDM is a Web-based device management tool a GUI for Cisco routers this can simplify router deployments and cut ownership costs. (See the post Configuring SDM) Let’s start configuring a site-to-site VPN with SDM! Continue reading

Telecommuting Services

This post is going to talk about the major technologies that make Teleworking or also called telecommuting possible. This is when an employee performs his or her job away from the office, usually from their home office. By doing this it allows personal convenience, less travel to and from the workplace. At an Organization level it provides continuity of operations, Secure, reliable and manageable access to information, cost-effective integration of data, voice, video and applications. Continue reading