- 2011 Collegiate Cyber Defense Challenge: Shaping the Cyber Warriors of Tomorrow
- May 2, 2011
- Brad Bowers provides an intriguing look into the 2011 Mid-Atlantic CCDC attack-and-defense competition for information technology students.
- 5 Questions with Cisco Systems' Telephony Expert Anne Smith
- Jan 31, 2003
- A Cisco Telephony Architecture Evolution
- Sep 3, 2004
- This chapter introduces the concept of ROI, and provides the background and reasoning behind Cisco's decision to migrate to an all-IP network.
- A Network Administrator's View of Multiservice Networks
- Dec 9, 2005
- Multiservice networks provide more than one distinct communications service type over the same physical infrastructure. Multiservice implies not only the existence of multiple traffic types within the network, but also the ability of a single network to support all of these applications without compromising quality of service (QoS) for any of them. This chapter covers multiservice networks in detail from the network administrator's viewpoint.
- A Student-Hacker Showdown at the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
- Mar 31, 2006
- Students-turned-IT managers faced off against experienced hackers at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Seth Fogie witnessed this real-world competition and reports on its unexpected twists, turns, and even drama.
- Achieving Nomadicity: Accessing the Internet Anytime, Anywhere
Kevin Shatzkamer, Mark Grayson, Klaas Wierenga
- Mar 11, 2011
- This chapter explains the key concepts that make it possible for users and devices to gain access to IP networks and IP-based applications that are offered by others than their own operator.
- An Overview of Cisco IP Communications
Anne Smith, John Alexander, Chris Pearce, Delon Whetten
- Dec 9, 2005
- This chapter provides an overview of Cisco IP Communications, including VoIP and how Cisco IP Communications differs from traditional telephone systems, and how you can use VoIP to achieve savings by routing your telephone calls over the IP WAN.
- An Overview of the syslog Protocol
- Dec 1, 2005
- This chapter presents an overview of the syslog protocol and shows you how to deploy an end-to-end syslog system. You'll learn about the syslog architecture as well as the issues in deploying syslog servers in Linux and Windows OSs with a focus on their relevance in a Cisco environment.
- Analyzing Business Goals and Constraints of Network Design
- Aug 6, 2004
- This chapter covers typical network design business goals and constraints and talks about the top-down process for gathering information on goals, and the importance of using systematic methods for network design.
- Analyzing MPLS VPN Security
Michael H. Behringer, Monique Morrow
- Oct 6, 2005
- VPN users have certain expectations and requirements for their VPN service. In a nutshell, they want their service to be both private and secure. In other words, they want their VPN to be as secure as with dedicated circuits while gaining the scalability benefits of a shared infrastructure. Both concepts, of privacy and security, are not black and white, and need to be defined for a real world implementation. This chapter introduces you to VPN MPLS security requirements.
- Analyzing the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture
Balaji Sivasubramanian, Erum Frahim, Richard Froom
- Jul 15, 2010
- This chapter introduces you to the concepts of enterprise campus designs, along with an implementation process that can ensure a successful campus network deployment.
- Applying Cisco Troubleshooting Tools
- Nov 16, 2001
- This sample chapter from CCNP Support Exam Certification Guide introduces some powerful troubleshooting tools that are built into the Cisco IOS.
- Applying the Principles of Network Design
Alvaro Retana, Don Slice, Russ White
- Feb 1, 2002
- To illustrate three basics of highly scalable networks, this Cisco Press sample chapter "reforms" a network that is experiencing stability problems to make it stable and scalable.
- Around the Globe in the Race Against IPv4 Address Depletion
Linda Leung, Jeff Doyle
- May 19, 2009
- Linda Leung interviews Jeff Doyle about what he sees as the future for IPv6.
- Attacking and Defending the Internet with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
- Aug 25, 2008
- Carolyn Meinel explains how sysadmins can take advantage of resources offered by several organizations to detect and defeat BGP problems.
- Attacking the Spanning Tree Protocol
Eric Vyncke, Christopher Paggen
- Jun 4, 2008
- Conducting STP attacks is now within the reach of a wide population, thanks to the availability of point-and-shoot attacks tools. Fortunately, simple features widely available on a range of switches, such as BPDU-guard, provide effective measures against spanning-tree–based exploits.
- Backbone Router Configuration
Catherine Paquet, Diane Teare
- Mar 14, 2003
- Backup Basics Part 1: Demystifying Server and Workstation Backup Methods
- Jun 16, 2006
- Understanding the options for backing up servers and workstations is important for any technician or system/server administrator. But for new IT staff, all the details about how backups work and how to configure them can be confusing. In this first article in a three-part series, Ryan Faas demystifies the various types of backups that can be performed on servers and workstations using most backup applications.
- Backup Basics Part 2: Demystifying Backup Media
- Jun 30, 2006
- In part two of a three-part series on backup basics, Ryan Faas continues to demystify backup options for new technicians and server/systems administrators. This time, the topic is choosing the media in which to store your backups. Find out the pros and cons of tape, hard drives, and RAID arrays; using network storage; and archiving using CDs or DVDs.
- Backup Basics Part 3: General Tips for a Backup Strategy
- Jul 14, 2006
- Knowing how to configure backup applications and select backup media is half the battle of designing a successful backup strategy. The other half is choosing how and when to back up the specific pieces of data that are stored on your servers, share points, and workstations. In this final article of his series on backup basics for new technicians and administrators, Ryan Faas offers some suggestions to help you make these important decisions.