Network Architecture and Execution

WAN Router Lifecycle Strategy

WAN Router Lifecycle Strategy

Many businesses are in a cycle where it’s time to replace the majority of their routers. Typically, these routers are the ISR G2 (2900 and 3900 series). These products have been solid, battle-tested and reliable, but are soon end of life – the absolute last date of support is December 2022. If you haven’t already, …

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SD-WAN: Defining Your Future Network Strategy

Defining You Networking Strategy

We’ve worked with several of our customers recently on WAN refreshes. Some are looking to embrace SD-WAN. Others are just looking to replace EOL gear. And some are looking to dip a toe into the SD-WAN world. All of the major network manufacturers have integrated SD-WAN into their offerings – see the likes of Cisco …

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Exploring a NAC Maturity Model

Network Access Control

As our current technical service models stabilize during this work from home transition, we’ll take a minute to visit strategies for improving our user experience for the future return of employees to the office. Today, we explore a Network Access Control (NAC) maturity model and the maturation of the deployment within our ecosystems. NAC Maturity …

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Incorporating Modern Network Design Principles

Incorporating Modern Network Design Principles

Several of our clients have come to us recently seeking help with network design. Be it a new facility, or a simple refresh of their switching environment, the questions and desire for support is all the same. As the technology stack changes, our need to align to modern network design principles must shift with it. …

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Considerations When Deploying Network Access Control

Who has the keys to access your network?

Network Access Control Overview Today we look at deploying Network Access Control (NAC) and five considerations to explore before implementation. Network Access Control is a solution that applies and enforces network access policies. In its most basic implementation, NAC is the decision maker of what devices are allowed on the network. NAC is implemented in …

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Demystifying WiFi 6 – Five Technical Improvements to Consider with the Changing Landscape in Wireless

The changing landscape of wireless connectivity.

A Quick History Lesson Regarding the Changing Landscape in Wireless Over the course of time industry groups, such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Wi-Fi Alliance, have driven innovation and improvements for arguably one of the most used connectivity mediums in the world: the 802.11 framework, also known by the …

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