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Randy Clark

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[Video] Where Would You TAP?

on 7/21/16 8:00 AM By | Randy Clark | 0 Comments | TAPs vs SPAN Events & News Cisco Solutions
Is a perfect ice-breaker question when you are exhibiting at CiscoLive! Las Vegas. In fact for those of you that joined Chris Bihary’s presentation, “Find Your Blind Spots,” in the Cisco Security Partner Village, you’ll recall our goal was for you to go home with two facts: Where to TAP it How to keep it [network] up I am always surprised at how many network professionals still are not aware that network TAPs are the best practice for 100% network uptime, visiblity and access. At least 50% of the attendees at Chris’ presentation were still using SPAN/Mirror ports when deploying network monitoring tools and not utilizing Bypass TAPs for their Cisco ASA/FirePOWER security tools. Let me be blunt and say, “This is just crazy, what are you thinking?” And here’s a few reasons why…
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Sharkfest 2016 – Feeding Wireshark Every Bit, Byte and Packet®

Insights from a first-timer by Randy Clark. Garland Technology and our CEO/Co-Founder Chris Bihary have been attending and presenting at Sharkfest since its inception in 2008, this was my first dive into Sharkfest and the Wireshark community. What I enjoyed most was how truly engaged the attendees were. The majority of my interactions were with network engineers that were inquisitive on how network TAPs integrated with Wireshark. However, my favorite and most common question was, “There are four TAP vendors here, what makes Garland different?”
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