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Post-Cisco Live Thoughts

Cisco Live 2019 came to an end. What were the final thoughts of the conference? What was new? We sit down with Rasika Nayanajith and Stephen Cooper to discuss the latest from Cisco’s biggest event of the year. Watch the video below.

Metageek Improves Eye P.A.

Metageek has been working on Eye P.A., a visual protocol analysis tool for Wi-Fi professionals. The update comes free to users current with their MetaCare.

Included in the newest version, Eye P.A. v2.2:

  • Bringing 4-way handshake completion to your attention
  • Improved color palette – making it easier to identify different frame types
  • Beacons are gray to bring focus to actual network communications
  • Added adapter support

Metageek Eye P.A. is a multichannel capture tool perfect for troubleshooting and analysis. If you haven’t taken a look at this product I would highly recommend you do so. It offers a visualization of the frames collected to speed up the troubleshooting process.

Nyansa Releases Voyance IOT Security

Recently, I was invited into the Nyansa office to take a look at something new being released. With the growth of IoT devices on networks, Nyansa saw an opportunity to provide a comprehensive set of security and device analytics of IoT devices.

Innovations with IoT devices have resulted in shadow IT deployments in enterprises, hospitals, higher education, and more. Many of the IoT devices solve a critical business need but the devices themselves often lack sophisticated security implementation and are susceptible to vulnerabilities.

Voyance IoT Security leverages the same platform driving the Voyance analytics platform. Included with Voyance IoT Security is:

  • Classification of IoT devices
  • Baselining for behavior assessment
  • Automation of security enforcement through 3rd parties such as Cisco ISE or Aruba Clearpass
  • Utilization tracking for further anomaly detection

Nyansa is coming out of the gate with multiple 3rd party integrations which include:

  • NAC and identity systems: Cisco ISE, Aruba/HPE ClearPass, FreeRADIUS, Microsoft RADIUS
  • Security threat control platforms: Cisco’s Platform Exchange Grid (pxGrid). Voyance is a certified solution on the Cisco pxGrid ecosystem
  • Wireless LAN: Cisco, Aruba/HPE, and Extreme Networks
  • CMDB: ServiceNow native integration
  • SIEM: Splunk and others via extensible Voyance platform APIs
  • Netflow
Nyansa Voyance IoT

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Ekahau Unveils New Products

In the next generation of Ekahau Wi-Fi solutions, they have announced a suite of products which is aptly named Ekahau Connect.

To enhance the Wi-Fi design & troubleshooting process there are many parts under Ekahau Connect:

Ekahau Pro

Version 10 is rebranded as Ekahau Pro. It’s faster with a new user interface. It also supports Wi-Fi 6.

Ekahau Sidekick

The hardware itself isn’t new but Ekahau will be unlocking some features within the Sidekick such as the internal hard drive which can be used to store your surveys.

Ekahau Survey for iPad

Brand new and highly requested. A new way to perform site surveys using an iPad. The Ekahau Sidekick plugs into the Apple iPad and you or your team member is ready to collect survey data.

Ekahau Capture

Need to do a frame capture? By leveraging the Ekahau Sidekick, the internal network cards are at your disposal to capture frames on multiple channels. The pcaps are saved locally to your computer and can be used for troubleshooting in Wireshark or your favorite protocol analyzer.

Ekahau Cloud

The collaboration of Ekahau site surveys is made easier with Ekahau Cloud. Your surveys are saved, backed up, and synced across multiple devices. Switching between cloud and local is a breeze.

If you’re brand new to Ekahau here are your options:

Ekahau Connect

  • Ekahau Connect Pack (EC-PACK)
    • Ekahau Pro
    • Ekahau Sidekick
  • Ekahau Connect Subscription (ECS-1YR/ECS-3YR)
    • Ekahau Survey for iPad
    • Ekahau Capture
    • Ekahau Cloud
    • Ekahau Support
    • Ekahau Connect Training

Ekahau Pro (Just Ekahau Pro survey application)

  • Ekahau Pro (ESS-PRO)
  • Ekahau Support (

If you want to see a demo or get an estimate – contact your Clear To Send hosts:

Rowell Dionicio
ekahau@packet6.com
https://packet6.com/ekahau
United States

François Vergès
hello@semfionetworks.com
https://semfionetworks.com/products
Canada/International

Juniper Networks Announces Intent to Acquire Mist Systems

Juniper Networks, a solution provider in switching, routing, and security, has announced their intentions to acquire Mist Systems for consideration of $405 million. Sujai Hajela, CEO of Mist Systems, has insured that it will be business as usual.

Mist Systems will be leveraging more resources from Juniper Networks as Juniper will be adding a solid wireless solution to their portfolio.

Mist Systems will now have a bigger global footprint and an integrated Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution with the wired network.

The acquisition is expected to close on Juniper Network’s fiscal second quarter.

Juniper Network’s will take another attempt at bringing in a wireless solution into their portfolio. Mist Systems has a strong product offering which may be what Juniper needs to remain competitive in a wireless-driven world.

Read the press release: https://newsroom.juniper.net/press-releases/juniper-networks-announces-intent-acquire-mist-systems-bring-ai-it-delivering