Proactive Insights: Navigating the Future of Networking
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by Rowell Dionicio
2M ago
It's the dead of night, the office is quiet, and your network engineer is peacefully sleeping. Suddenly, without lifting a finger, they become the hero, thanks to Marvis Minis from Juniper Networks. A problem was easily identified through the use of an automated test. What is Marvis Minis? Marvis Minis are AI-powered tools designed to test Wi-Fi, instantly validate network configurations, and detect issues before end users are aware they exist. Primarily targeted towards network operations teams, Marvis Minis offer invaluable assistance in ensuring smooth network operations and user experience ..read more
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Protecting Your Network From Malicious Traffic with URL Filtering
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by Rowell Dionicio
1y ago
Preventing malicious traffic from entering the network is a big challenge. An IT Manager can get frustrated over the lack of network visibility. How can you block the bad guys if you can’t spot them? It’s difficult to secure BYOD as more enter the network. Malicious websites pop up every day. Research from Verizon indicates web application attacks are part of 26% of all breaches followed by Backdoor or Command & Control, representing 17%. Stolen credentials and phishing are two key paths to the entrance of your network. This accounts for the top reasons for breaches. Take on a layered appr ..read more
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Wi-Fi 6E Access Point Discovery
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by Rowell Dionicio
1y ago
The Wi-Fi 6E revolution is here. An abundance of spectrum is available to use and see the full potential of Wi-Fi. But how do we validate Wi-Fi 6E devices operation and access point discovery? With the massive amount of spectrum provided with Wi-Fi 6E, it will take capable devices over 5 seconds to scan all the channels. 5 seconds is a long time in the Wi-Fi world. It’s enough time to impact roaming performance. It’s enough time to delay a warehouse of handheld scanners. Deploying Wi-Fi 6E today requires specific configuration. A 6 GHz-only network is not recommended. Your network will need to ..read more
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5 Mistakes that Diminish Wi-Fi Performance
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by Rowell Dionicio
1y ago
No one likes to experience poor Wi-Fi, especially when you need it most. We get brought in to troubleshoot different types of environments which allows us to see some of the most common Wi-Fi mistakes. Organizations with IT teams will make a good effort into addressing their Wi-Fi issues. But sometimes it can be hard ..read more
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Cloud-Native Juniper EX4100
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by Rowell Dionicio
1y ago
AI-driven network infrastructure is gaining momentum. Juniper Mist has seen campus switching revenue increase 70%. Integration of Mist within the Juniper network stack takes aim at solving some of the most common network infrastructure issues. Juniper announced the EX4100 switch at Mobility Field Day 7, in which Rowell Dionicio was in attendance. The latest EX ..read more
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Integrating Catalyst and Meraki Cloud
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by Rowell Dionicio
1y ago
Meraki is evolving their cloud architecture to meet changing workforce demands. Hybrid options are desired by 47% of employees and 13% are more productive when working from home1. Network operators are searching for ways to automate with the adaption of the cloud. And it’s clear to see this with the latest feature releases coming to ..read more
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Updates to Meraki Client Balancing
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by Rowell Dionicio
1y ago
A change to Meraki’s underlying algorithm for Client Balancing is getting an overhaul in version MR29.1. In early July 2022, Meraki released a public beta of MR29.1 which includes a change in the way Client Balancing is handled. At Packet6, we’ve always recommended disabling Client Balancing due to how devices negatively reacted. Prior to MR29.1 ..read more
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What is WPA3
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by Rowell Dionicio
1y ago
Wi-Fi 6 will bring enhanced security to Wi-Fi users with Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3), the successor to WPA2. For Wi-Fi 6 access points to obtain certification through the Wi-Fi Alliance, they must support WPA3. WPA3 provides the latest security protocols, robust authentication, and increased cryptographic strength. It builds upon and improves WPA2, which was ..read more
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Securing the Network with ML and AI Powered Firewalls
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by Rowell Dionicio
2y ago
Securing traffic faster with speeds of 10 Gbps to 100 Gbps is becoming the new normal. Network infrastructure has increased the port capabilities very quickly whereas firewalls lagged behind. Palo Alto Networks has developed new firewalls with interfaces of up to 100 Gbps. In the firewall world, it has been catching up. Securing data at ..read more
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Link Aggregation with Wi-Fi 6E Access Points
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by Rowell Dionicio
2y ago
Up until now, we’ve been using access points (APs) with a single Ethernet connection of up to 1 Gbps. With Wi-Fi 6E APs we will begin to see dual Multi-gigabit (mGig) Ethernet ports in either 2.5 Gbps or 5 Gbps. Multi-gigabit Ethernet is defined by IEEE 802.3bz. It’s a significant upgrade receiving one mGig Ethernet ..read more
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