Cisco Collaboration Systems Release v11.5 is Now Available!

Posted by Eric Losier on Jun 14, 2016 12:05:05 PM



In case you have not yet heard: Cisco Collaboration Systems Release (CSR) v11.5 applications are now available on Cisco.com: CUCM, CUC and IM&P 11.5 and have been posted. 

One Important Note: CUCM 11.5 will no longer support the following 12+ years old phones:

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Topics: Cisco Release Notes and Product Reviews

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000v in Review

Posted by John Marrett on Apr 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM

 

The Cloud Services Router 1000v (CSR) is one of Cisco's best kept secrets in the routing and security space. The CSR is an incredibly powerful product that's flexible, adaptable and offers almost limitless functionality at a very low price point. In some cases, this router will cost less to license than the ongoing support costs of the traditional router that they could replace. While infrequently positioned in these roles by VARs and account teams the CSR is surprisingly capable.  In this blog post, we will review the advantages and limitations of the CSR in our experience using it on the routing and security side of the business although it's also starting to be used for some Unified Communications related roles.

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Topics: Cisco Unified Communications Insights, Network & Security Insights, Cisco Release Notes and Product Reviews

Cisco CVE-2016-1287 Network Vulnerability and our Mitigation Solution

Posted by John Marrett on Feb 11, 2016 11:37:47 AM


CISCO CVE-2016-1287 VULNERABILITY PROBLEM

Yesterday Cisco released an out of band patch for an ASA vulnerability (CVE-2016-1287) that permits remote code execution for any ASA device enabled for IKE / IPSec.
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160210-asa-ike

You can validate if your configuration is affected using the following command:

show run crypto map | include interface

The Cisco advisory indicates that there is no way to mitigate this threat. There are a large number of  vulnerable ASA firmware versions that have not and will not receive fixes. Customers should be aware of the difficulty in migrating from 8.2 to newer versions because of the complete restructuring of NAT rules.

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Topics: Security, Network & Security Insights, Cisco Release Notes and Product Reviews, Network

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