Enabling Management Port in Firepower Threat Defense

This is going to be a quick blog, but I just ran into this issue last night when converting an ASA516-X from standard ASA code, to new Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) code.  Let me first paint the picture; I was converting two ASA's from the old to the new to use in our lab at … Continue reading Enabling Management Port in Firepower Threat Defense

How Optimized is your Network?

You have been working as a network administrator for your company for a few years now.  In that time you have been asked to complete a handful of network projects; a new office turn up here, replace some switches or a router there.  The whole time you work from old templates or, in the case … Continue reading How Optimized is your Network?

Designing True Out-of-Band Access

We have all been there; sitting down to dinner on a Sunday night, when you get an alert that one of your branches has gone offline.  You politely excuse yourself from the table, open your laptop and start troubleshooting.  The problem, well you can’t access any of the gear to troubleshoot the issue, and the … Continue reading Designing True Out-of-Band Access