The date was June 26th 2017. Cisco’s CEO, Chuck Robbins, was delivering his keynote at Cisco Live US in Las Vegas. Out comes a very special guest, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, who sat on a stool next to Chuck & they announced a few things to the world that were coming out of the Apple|Cisco … Continue reading Workaround to restore a non-supervised iOS backup onto a supervised iOS phone
Thanks for joining me! I am creating this as a location to blog without filter and without restriction. This is a work in progress, but I will be bringing my previous blog posts into this site and adding FULL blog entries instead of the limited ones my previous blog was restricted to. So much time … Continue reading The Journey Begins
When we added a certificate authority (CA) to Cisco's ISE in version 1.3, there was a tremendous interest level from the field. Companies were looking for this functionality to make BYOD and secure network access from endpoints more secure and there was a LOT of buzz about this functionality. As the guy who flew all … Continue reading Cisco ISE API for Certificate Provisioning
In ISE 1.0 Cisco introduced an integrated Guest solution with a next-generation RADIUS-based policy server. That policy server was game-changing, certainly. Other companies responded to this market changing model by making some very strategic moves with their chess pieces to be similarly positioned. Figure 1 shows an example of the ISE 1.2.x (and below) Sponsor … Continue reading Give me my Attribute mapping back for Sponsor Groups
I'm amused at how often I hear negative comments about proprietary enhancements from Cisco. I am one of many (many, many, many) employees of Cisco who is actively involved in standards body organizations, including the IETF. Many of today's networking standards have started out as proprietary solutions that are available years prior to the standard being complete. … Continue reading Standards for Secure-Network-Access
I'm sure Cisco would love to be the only network device that its customer have, and to be honest, there are many companies where that is true. However, it is just not the reality of 100% of companies that deploy Cisco ISE or ACS. One item in particular that I am asked about frequently is … Continue reading MAB with Non-Cisco Devices
I find a few universal truths when mentioning certificates to people. Most people I speak with consider them to be a very secure concept almost without fail. However upon mentioning that I want to talk about certificates: that person's face turns a slightly lighter shade, their eyes get a bit wider, and they have this … Continue reading Simply Put: How Does Certificate-Based Authentication Work?