In This Issue: Cisco ASA 5515-X Firewall Edition | Your Gide to Cisco Catalyst Switches | News to Start Your Day
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The CK Daily – Trips to Amelia Island
Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone is having a great week so far!
This is a short week for me as I’m headed out of town on Friday for a little beach vacation with friends. We are headed to Amelia Island, FL, and I’m pretty excited about it! Last summer I was invited to go on a beach vacation with my brother, sister-in-law, and the kids. We had reservations for a cute condo on 30A, but unfortunately, the renters right before us caused some damage that took the condo out of commission for a while so our plans were unexpectedly canceled. We scrambled to find somewhere else to stay (which was a struggle!) and the best option we could find was on Amelia Island. I wasn’t familiar with the island so I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but we ended up having a phenomenal time!
I am excited to go back and explore the island a bit more! If you’ve been there and have any tips on places that we need to check out, great restaurants, etc please let me know! I’d love to get some insider tips from anyone who is more familiar with the area!
Product Spotlights & Updates:
Happy Tuesday! Today we’re highlighting the Cisco ASA 5515-X Firewall Edition, ASA5515-K9.
Cisco ASA5500-X series next-generation firewall is the new enterprise-class standard in security for the current and emerging security pressures that may threaten your network. The new firewall line will give you the added security that your network needs, but at a cost that will keep an IT budget in line. The ASA5500-X series will give you a comprehensive range of next-generation security services that include: granular visibility and control, web security over the cloud or onsite, protection from malware, and remote access. The ASA5500-X series is specifically designed for small to medium businesses that have one or more locations, service providers, and large enterprises. A midsize business will primarily see improved security at the internet edge of their network. They provide various security options and redundant power supplies as well. This provides consistent security over your business. This new type of firewall has scalable performance as well as service flexibility with variations of licensing that are available for each firewall.
This week only, enjoy 25% off! Grab one while it’s such a great deal!
Your Guide to Cisco Catalyst Switches – CK Learning Center
A network is only as effective as its weakest link. When you have heavy demands, you need good options to meet and exceed those demands. Cisco has been providing top-quality options for every network design for decades. This overview will introduce you to some of the most common, versatile, and widely-used switches Cisco has to offer.
Cisco Catalyst 2960-S
Cost-effectiveness is the name of the game with 2960-S switches. These Gigabit Ethernet switches are designed for enterprise applications in a stackable form factor that provides wired connections for reliable, adaptable network designs. These switches include all of the basics:
– 24 to 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports
– Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) up to 30W
– USB Interfaces
– Stackable up to four switches
Cisco Catalyst 2960-X
Some switches are designed for a wide range of applications. The 2960-X switches live up to that promise. These stackable, Gigabit switches are built for jobs ranging from simple device management to campus network management. The Cisco IOS software makes configuration, troubleshooting, and monitoring as easy as possible, and Layer 2 and Layer 3 features ratchet up the possibilities of what can be accomplished with a single switch design. True versatility comes from the following features:
– Up to 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports
– 4 SFP uplinks or 2 10 Gigabit SFP+ uplinks
– PoE+ up to 740W and Perpetual PoE
– Device management via web UI, Bluetooth, Command-Line Interface, Simple Network Management Protocol, RJ-45 console access, and USB access
Cisco Catalyst 3560
Speed doesn’t always have to come at the cost of power. This fast Ethernet switch features ports that get up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections on a power-saving design that provides more finite control over total power consumption. A variety of select models can provide impressive features:
– Up to 50 access points and 1000 clients with each stack
– Up to 48 100 Mbps ports and multiple 10 Gbps ports
– PoE ports providing up to 60W per port
– Up to 160 Gbps of throughput per stack
Cisco Catalyst 3560-X
This switch series expands on its predecessor by expanding security, adding services, and further improving energy efficiency. The switch offers robust design improvements:
– Security enhancements including Flexible NetFlow, MACsec Layer 2 encryption, and TrustSec access control
– Simplified means to deploy LAN, configure, and troubleshoot networking elements
– Hot-swappable cooling fans, modules, and power supplies
– Up to 48 PoE+ ports that support 60W per port
Want to keep reading more about the best, most common switches Cisco has to offer? Find the rest of this article from the CK Learning Center here.
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, in the US, active COVID cases are on a decline and are reported at 5,305,986.
- Businesses and consumers are bracing for another shipping crisis, as a virus outbreak in southern China disrupts port services and delays deliveries, threatening to drive up costs again. Waiting times for vessels to berth at the Yantian International Container Terminal in Shenzhen have skyrocketed from an average waiting time of 0.5 days to 16 days.
- The U.S. Supreme Court gave Microsoft’s LinkedIn another chance to try to stop rival hiQ Labs from harvesting personal data from the professional networking platform’s public profiles. It’s a practice that LinkedIn contends threatens the privacy of its users.
- Rocket Lab announced it won a NASA contract to design two of its Photon spacecraft for the agency’s “ESCAPADE” mission to Mars in 2024.
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