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Network Monitoring with Differentiated Services (DiffServ or SDCP)

on 11/17/16 8:30 AM By | Timur Ozcan | 0 Comments | TAPs vs SPAN Cisco Solutions
Most network engineers are familiar with how to configure a SPAN port on a switch. This is a common way to get access to the network data to perform network analysis and connect various packet capturing monitoring tools to it. When considering packet capture and monitoring of voice-over-IP (VoIP) traffic, it is important to keep in mind that VoIP is highly susceptible to packet loss, latency and jitter and is a frequent area of network troubleshooting. So let me ask you. Besides configuring a SPAN port, do you know the importance of the mirrored data quality in packet analysis?
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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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Planning for Visibility at Cisco Live! U.S. 2016

After attending Cisco Live Berlin back in February, we marked our calendars for July 10 to July 14 when the show comes to Las Vegas, NV. The Cisco Live shows are meant to bring the world’s foremost technology innovators together for an event filled with educational and networking opportunities. As we learned in Berlin and last year in San Diego, Cisco Live gives us an opportunity to spread the word about the need for network TAPs for guaranteed network visibility.
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3 Protocols You Need to Know Before Increasing Network Speeds

Traffic demands have spiked dramatically over the past five years, and gigabit Ethernet isn’t cutting it in enterprise networks anymore. While many companies have started making the transition from 1G to 10G, the next transition is pretty steep. After 10G, you have a costly choice between 40G and 100G network speeds and most companies just don’t have the resources to make the jump. 
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5 Steps for Tagging Packets in Port Channel Architecture

Antiquated infrastructure, slow technology migrations, and limited bandwidth can’t keep pace with the traffic demands of increasingly advanced communications software, real-time data backup solutions, and other high-bandwidth applications. In other words, both software and demand are always light-years ahead of infrastructure and the human psychology that dictates IT decisions at enterprises—and that gap is widening.
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Not Ready for the 10G to 40G Transition? Consider Cisco's EtherChannel

Large enterprises know they will eventually have to make the transition from 10G networking to 40G if they want to overcome the challenges of big data and bandwidth-hogging applications. But boosting bandwidth quickly would require replacing cable infrastructures, purchasing new connectors, and addressing significant monitoring challenges. Faced with these hurdles, some companies aren’t ready financially or structurally to make the full transition.
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