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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 […]

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Mitigate Network Design Difficulties with DMVPN

Written by Michael Keller, Senior Consulting Engineer, Aspire Technology Partners Solving Network Architecture Challenges with DMVPN Many variables exist whenever an engineer, or engineers, architects a network enterprise. Over time, the variables magnify as the needs of the enterprise change. Engineers must consider key components, such as available subnet space, addressed optimized routing (either static […]

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Enterprise Wireless: Wi-Fi 5 & 6 Selection and Implementation

Written by Michael Keller, Senior Consulting Engineer, Aspire Technology Partners Wireless technology evolves as rapid as wireless technology Wireless technology is rapidly evolving, along with the requirements for enterprises that require upgrades to either an existing or a new architecture. The challenge for any upgrade to your wireless environment is determining your organization’s needs and […]

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Use Case for L2TPv3

Written by Rio Zavarce, Principal Consulting Engineer, Aspire Technology Partners How to maintain Access to All IT Systems During a Data Center Migration Maintaining access to all IT systems during a data center migration poses a technical limitation: duplicate IP subnets cannot exist in two geographically-disperse locations simultaneously. It is possible, however, to implement a […]

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How to Fix Your Students’ Broken Hybrid Learning Model Right Now

There is a simple solution that works with existing equipment without breaking the bank for your school district. By Greg Klausa, Aspire’s VP for Digital Architectures, Aspire Technology Partners As schoolteachers and administrators, you know there is nothing “normal” about how our kids are going to school right now. If you’re also a parent of […]

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Employing a Cross-Architecture Solutions Approach to Achieve Your Business and Technology Goals

By Greg Klausa, Chief Architect & VP Digital Architectures at Aspire Technology Partners CIOs and line of business executives often discuss employing “best practices” for their digital transformation initiatives. This means using a series of recognized methods to achieve a repeatable objective. Best practices are often developed into case studies or use cases for reference […]