Blogs

Connecting to Cloud Providers High-Level Network Architecture
Feb
12
2019
Connecting to Cloud Providers High-Level Network Architecture More than 70 percent of Internet Traffic passes through Data Center Alley in Loudoun County. Ashburn, Virginia has the largest data center footprint in the world. It makes sense to lease or collocate your data center here. Almost all cloud providers (Azure, Amazon AWS, Google, Office 365, etc.) have presence in these data centers. Being collocated […]
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The Dream Team of Cyber Security!
Oct
19
2018
The Dream Team of Cyber Security! We are lined up amongst the big players in Cyber Security. Ashburn Consulting is a vendor agnostic Consulting Company. We recommend solutions that satisfies customer requirements aligned with their budget.
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Jun
4
2018
Ashburn Consulting’s Verizon First Responders Technology Showcase Ashburn Consulting’s CTO, Amante Bustamante, visits the Verizon exhibit at the 2018 Command, Control & Communications Vehicle Rally hosted by Fairfax County. Here’s a short presentation by Tammy Mclean about Verizon’s Public Safety technology products and solutions.  
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Acano and Cisco
Jan
29
2016
Acano and Cisco Cisco’s purchase of Acano will be a game changer. Let’s wait for how Cisco is going to integrate Acano into their UC solutions. If it integrates into TMS……great! If it adds WebEx desktop control capabilities……great! If it replaces VCS C & E………great! Time will tell.  
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Use your WAN not the Carrier for your Remote Site
Oct
27
2015
Use your WAN not the Carrier for your Remote Site Replace your Carrier Remote or Mini Carrier Remote with an Avaya Survivable Media Gateway (SMG). The SMG connects to your main PBX through the corporate WAN. Furthermore, the SMG will operate in survival mode during a WAN failure. During a network failure, the SMG will support phone operation by engaging its own CPU. This is […]
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Enabling AACC Shadowing After 24 Hours
Oct
5
2015
Enabling AACC Shadowing After 24 Hours If your standby server has been out of synchronization for more than 24 hours, you will need to complete the following process to restart AACC 6.4 shadowing. Otherwise, the standby server will fail to synchronize with the active AACC server. Execute one restore at a time; i.e. ADMIN, CCMS, and CCT. The procedure listed below […]
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VTC Video Conferencing Rules for Palo Alto Firewall
Sep
24
2015
VTC Video Conferencing Rules for Palo Alto Firewall If you have a Cisco Telepresence VCS Expressway or a legacy Tandberg Border Controller or even an MCU behind a Palo Alto Firewall there are several Application based objects needed to be in your Outbound and Inbound Security policy. rtp-base rtcp h.225 h.245 h.323 sip rtp Normally the logs will show which ports are being […]
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Aug
27
2015
Security Today Security Today is extremely complex and yet simple to bypass for a willing mind with enough time and computer power to exploit vulnerabilities that may or may not be accounted for per your internal security or IT operations team. The multi-layered threat, with many mutations within the attack surface, has increased significantly from the Virus […]
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Cisco TMS Telepresence Management Suite Upgrade & Install from 13.0 to 14.6
Jul
29
2015
Cisco TMS Telepresence Management Suite Upgrade & Install from 13.0 to 14.6 If you have an old version of TMS (13.0) running on an unsupported Windows Server 2003, here is a very extensive procedure to upgrade it to TMS version 13.2, do Database recovery, restore and conversion, and migration to a new Windows 2012 R2 system running on SQL Server Express 2012. The final step was to […]
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Jul
11
2015
Next Generation Firewall Overview with Glimpse of Application Identification “I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must […]
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