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Ashburn Consulting was invited to present at the Annual Fairfax Government Security Awareness day, October, 2019. With a very short lead time, I was able to put together some general best practice security guidelines for setting up your Smart home. I apologize if I say “right” a lot during the session, I was a bit nervous due to the high profile audience in attendance and the film crew. 🙂
Smart Homes: The Future of Ownership and How to Secure Technology ...Continue Reading →
More than 70 percent of Internet Traffic passes through Data Center Alley in Loudoun County. Ashburn, Virginia has the largest data center footprint in the world. It makes sense to lease or collocate your data center here. Almost all cloud providers (Azure, Amazon AWS, Google, Office 365, etc.) have presence in these data centers. Being collocated locally can take advantage of direct connect services to any of these Cloud providers. Ashburn Consulting can help you design a Hybrid Cloud On Prem ...Continue Reading →
Ashburn Consulting’s CTO, Amante Bustamante, visits the Verizon exhibit at the 2018 Command, Control & Communications Vehicle Rally hosted by Fairfax County. Here’s a short presentation by Tammy Mclean about Verizon’s Public Safety technology products and solutions.Continue Reading →
Cisco’s purchase of Acano will be a game changer. Let’s wait for how Cisco is going to integrate Acano into their UC solutions. If it integrates into TMS……great! If it adds WebEx desktop control capabilities……great! If it replaces VCS C & E………great! Time will tell.
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If you have a Cisco Telepresence VCS Expressway or a legacy Tandberg Border Controller or even an MCU behind a Palo Alto Firewall there are several Application based objects needed to be in your Outbound and Inbound Security policy.
Normally the logs will show which ports are being denied by the clean up rule. Depending on the type of Firewall, you might need to create an object with a certain udp range. There are also cases where a VTC endpoint is ...Continue Reading →
If you have an old version of TMS (13.0) running on an unsupported Windows Server 2003, here is a very extensive procedure to upgrade it to TMS version 13.2, do Database recovery, restore and conversion, and migration to a new Windows 2012 R2 system running on SQL Server Express 2012. The final step was to upgrade to the TMS version 14.6.
First big issue I ran into was the 2008 SQL Express server “SA” password provided by the previous SQL Administrator ...Continue Reading →
A video presentation about the Cisco ISR platform from Cisco’s Solutions Architect, Randy Benn. IPICS, Video Distribution and Management, POE switch modules, IP Camera termination are all integrated in one ISR platform. Interview conducted by Amante Bustamante.
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