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Mike Heiberger

Mike is a Senior Hardware Engineer at Garland Technology.
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[Demo] Protecting the Core with High Speed Load Balancing

Posted by Mike Heiberger on 5/25/17 8:00 AM

I recently presented a demonstration for Palo Alto Network's Fuel User Group on the importance of implementing high speed (10G/40G/100G) load balance at the Core of the Network.

Prior to beginning the demo, we surveyed the group and asked, "What speeds are you running at the core of your network today?" The majority of the group is running at 10G, which is what I hear from our customers as well.

So while 40G and 100G are exciting to discuss, we are going to keep this demo for a 10G network circuit. 

Watch and see how simple load balancing can be at the network core.

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Topics: Network Security, In Band Security Appliances, Technology Partners, Palo Alto Networks, Network Packet Brokers

Garland Technology's Network TAPs are now Certified 'Cisco Compatible'

Posted by Mike Heiberger on 4/4/17 8:00 AM

So what does this mean to you? Well, when you are considering a connectivity strategy for your active, in-line appliances or security monitoring tools, it demonstrates that Garland's network TAPs were tested and validated with live data and performed to Cisco's standards.

What standards were tested? Interoperability, health check/failsafe check, full packet capture and zero packet loss.

Why should you care? Read on.

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Topics: Data Center, Cisco Solutions

[Demo] How to Deploy Your Palo Alto NGFW in Vwire Mode

Posted by Mike Heiberger on 1/12/17 8:00 AM

Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewall has a flexible deployment, meaning different methods of deployment will work. Our partner, Cloud Harmonics recently authored a blog for us on this topic.

In this demonstration video we dig a little deeper and show you how to deploy your NGFW in Vwire mode, which allows it to be active, in-line, while still invisible to the network. 

Watch now...

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Topics: Network TAPs, In Band Security Appliances, Palo Alto Networks