Connecting to Cloud Providers High-Level Network Architecture

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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 ...

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VTC Video Conferencing Rules for Palo Alto Firewall

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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.

  • rtp-base
  • rtcp
  • h.225
  • h.245
  • h.323
  • sip
  • rtp

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 ...

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Security Today

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Security Today is extremely complex and yet simple to bypass for a willing mind with enough time and computer power to exploit vulnerabilities that may or may not be accounted for per your internal security or IT operations team.

The multi-layered threat, with many mutations within the attack surface, has increased significantly from the Virus age to nowadays application-focused threats. With this in mind we ought to think that the tools protecting us at the endpoint and through our network security ...

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Next Generation Firewall Overview with Glimpse of Application Identification

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“I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a ...

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ICMP Security

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This is a draft guide to handling ICMP securely.

Guide Analysis to Handling ICMP protocol

Summary:

This guide is an attempt to help answer common questions related to the handling of ICMP protocol in a secure and effective manner. Comments and feedback is always welcomed. This article is meant to cover the major area in which there may be questions on how to handle ICMP and what specifically should we allow in each particular condition which will also allow for ...

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Great SMTP DNS and Troubleshooting tool

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mxtoolbox

Go to http://www.mxtoolbox.com

This test will list MX records for a domain in priority order. The MX lookup is done directly against the domain’s authoritative name server, so changes to MX Records should show up instantly. You can click Diagnostics , which will connect to the mail server, verify reverse DNS records, perform a simple Open Relay check and measure response time performance. You may also check each MX record (IP ...

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INC 5000 list of fast growing Companies

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Ashburn Consulting has made the Inc. 5000 list of the fast growing companies in the nation!  This is a tremendous accomplishment and I couldn’t be any more proud of each and every one of you that has made this a reality!  We thank all of our dedicated and talented employees for their commitment to excellence to make AC what it has become today!   Grateful, Jim Burris

http://www.inc.com/profile/ashburn-consulting

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