Content Filtering

2 Fantastic sides of Content Filtering

What is content filtering? You’ve set up your network, bought your work devices and given them to employees, all for a reason, to get the job done, whatever job that might be. But the internet is a bit of a Wild West, one we connect to through our devices, accidently

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Always Networks recognised as a Cisco Premier Partner

Always Networks has been awarded Premier Partner status from Cisco, reflecting our skills in Cisco technologies. The Yorkshire based firm supplies Cisco solutions nationwide, and has gained the Premier Partner status to compliment the existing Cloud and Managed Service Provider status it already held. Premier partner status is given to

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Cisco Umbrella, now you can protect Android too!

Cisco Umbrella is the first line of defence against threats on the internet. Because Umbrella is delivered from the cloud, it is the easiest way to protect all of your users, both on and off the network, in minutes. Content filtering or security? When people think of content filtering, they

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What is Cisco Meraki?

Cisco Meraki is a product range from Cisco, providing a complete range of networking products, from access points to switches to firewalls, and even security cameras. They are powerful, packed with features, yet so simple to use. Let’s see what they have to say about themselves: Cisco Meraki is the

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eBGP – ECMP in depth!

My client recently did a fairly big change to the edge network in their data centre, including a migration to 4-byte AS numbers. This wasn’t without it’s challenges. So here is a (long) post about the challenges we faced, and some explanations of some of the more advanced features of

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snake on branch

Python Scripting on a Cisco Nexus 7k

A few days ago I stumbled upon the python interpreter on the Nexus platform. It got me to tinkering. In the past, I have had a requirement to grab a list of all of the interfaces on a box, the IP’s, and the masks. The interfaces and IP’s can easily

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OSPF Network Types – A Neighbour Killer?

While going over some OSPF stuff today, I found a statement saying that OSPF network types have to match for routers for form a neighbour relationship. Because I’m a nerd, I questioned this. My reason? I don’t remember OSPF network type being a field in the hello packet header. And

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Archiving and deleting IOS images

I recently had the need to upgrade the IOS on a Cisco switch (think it was a 3750). As usual, the flash was too small so I needed to remove (and archive/save) the old IOS before putting the new one on. A lot of the images these days include HTML

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