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Wi-Fi 6 Has Changed the Way We Connect

BY Cody Harris, Director, Digital Architectures Nearly every device we use, whether it’s our cell phone, watch, tablet or computer connects using Wi-Fi. Historically, workspaces needed to be pre-wired to facilitate connections from user devices to the applications and data required to perform their job. This was done by running various cables through the walls […]

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The Inherent Risks of the Roblox Game and Its Impact on Students

By Aspire Security Operations Center (SOC) Team Roblox is a free-to-play online game for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Xbox. It is also a game creation platform that allows users to create their own games and play games created by other users. Roblox has a massive global player base. In 2021 alone, the game’s authors […]

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Living in the Cloud and Modernizing Your Data Center – Part 1

Modernizing your data center — the right way — with a focus on the Cloud. By Christian Chavez, Data Center Cloud Solutions Architect, and Jack Faber, Solutions Architect at Aspire Technology Partners The Cloud is a term often thrown around but rarely nailed down. But it’s essential to do so because of its ubiquity in […]

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An Insider’s Guide to the New Webex App

Are you ready to make the move? By Stephen Howard, Solutions Engineer Cisco Webex has begun transitioning organizations from the older Webex Meetings App (Desktop App) to the Webex App. The Webex app is an all-inclusive collaboration platform with meetings, messaging, and calling rolled into a single application. Cisco started the migration process in January […]

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Solving the Remote Work Cybersecurity Conundrum

The decentralization of workers By John Rossiter, Principal Consulting Engineer, and Chief Information Security Officer When the pandemic forced companies to suddenly shift to remote-work solutions, many employees started to use personal computers and other non-corporate devices, creating substantial security issues still under-addressed. Even when employees use company-provided computers and laptops, many users admit to […]

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Top Benefits of a Cloud-Based Firewall

By Michael O’Connell, Security Solutions Architect at Aspire Technology Partners Firewalls are one of the most fundamental methods of defense IT security professionals use to protect against attackers. At its most basic, a firewall serves as a gate between your network and the open internet. How secure that gate depends on the features your firewall […]

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How To Strengthen Your Organization’s Malware Defense Program

Security Solutions Architect Michael O’Connell provides an overview of how to strengthen your organizations’ Malware Defense Program with Cisco Umbrella Secure Internet Gateway By Michael O’Connell, Security Solutions Architect at Aspire Technology Partners Today’s threat landscape is a dynamic, ever-expanding, formidable challenge for businesses of every kind. This has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Top 5 Ways to Prevent Ransomware

By Robert Lesher. Pre-Sales Solutions Engineer and Michael O’Connell, Security Solutions Architect If you logged onto the internet in the past year or so or even turned on tv you know that ransomware attacks are happening every day. In May, the Colonial Pipeline was attacked and in the same month databases for a San Diego […]

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How to Deploy HyperFlex Edge (When You Can’t Access the Internet)

By Jeff Kamen, Data Center Senior Delivery Engineer, Aspire Technology Partners The Problem Statement How does one deploy Hyperflex Edge when you cannot access the Internet? HyperFlex Edge has quickly become the go-to solution for remote hyperconverged solutions. The ability to deploy a Cisco HyperFlex Edge at remote locations using Intersight makes HyperFlex Edge that […]

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The Insider’s Guide to Cisco Meraki Licensing

Written by Gil Brouillette, Cisco Meraki Channel Account Manager for Northeast, & Roberto Toscano, Senior Account Manager at Aspire Technology Partners Cisco Meraki remade its licensing models in late November 2019 to support its mission of simplicity while offering flexibility. The redesign of the licenses is simple, but older gear and small purchases can impact […]