Brandon Carroll


Is the Security Appliance Going Virtual?

A few short weeks ago I had the privilege of attending Gestalt ITs Networking Tech Field Day. It became apparent very quickly that the topic of interest to all the vendors was that of Data Center Virtualization. Each vendor that we...

Opportunity to Ask The Vendor

Next week, September 16-17 in San Jose, Ca, I will have an opportunity to visit with a number of vendors as I participate in the Networking Tech Field Day. I'd like to open up the opportunity for my readers to ask any questions they...

Cisco Announces Wireless Vulnerabilities

Just when I decided to dedicate more time to blogging about Cisco Wireless and other Cisco related areas but didn't have anything to blog about Cisco has brought me the answer. The answer to my blogging dilemma lies in Document ID:...

Return from Hiatus With Cool Resources

It's been some time since I've posted here at Network World, and the be completely honest, I wouldn't know where to begin with a post on Wireless Networking. In fact, sometimes, in this business, our focus shifts to other areas. In...

Are you Vulnerable?

Is your network Vulnerable? If you are running 4.x and 5.x WLC software you may be. Ask yourself, "Did I follow Cisco Best Practices?" If you didn't you may be sorry. A recent issue with OTAP has been widely discussed in online...

LWAPP's Split Mac Design

One of the key concepts of LWAPP is the concept of split MAC. Recently I was asked if there was a document that described this concept. The answer is yes, but it gives me an opportunity to share a bit about it here since its a...

Cisco Defends the CCNP Wireless Announcement

A few days back I posted an article about a Cisco Learning Partner that released the CCNP Wireless Courses to the public before Cisco Announced them. In defense of that I received an email from a Cisco Program Manager thats...

Cisco Announces CCNP Wireless..Maybe.

It appears that Cisco Announced the CCNP Wireless on the Cisco Learning Network. One thing however, is that the link simply takes you to the Featured Learning Partner Pages. I still can't find any course descriptions. I'm sure...

CCNP Wireless Curriculum Announced by a CLSP- but not Cisco.

Some of you may find this interesting, and some of you may have already seen this mentioned on the Cisco Learning Network. Apparently Fastlane, a Cisco Learning Solutions Partner, has announced the courses in the CCNP Wireless...

5 great links for CCNA Wireless Candidates

Every now and then I pop over to the Cisco Learning Network (CLN) and review the discussions in the CCNA Wireless area. When I started learning Cisco technologies we didn't have anything like this. Its a great resource and if you...

IT still proves to be a hot job market.

This week I am teaching a class in the Ascolta Bellevue office. Some of them have asked me what areas of expertise are hot right now. While I can personally say that Wireless and Security has done well for me there are some other...

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