We changed our name from IT Central Station: Here's why

Badges

260 Points
4 Years
Top 5

User Activity

3 months ago
What type of network is? how many users?  Fortinet products are unique in that they have specific chips to work on hardware rather than overcharging a CPU to 90%, as happens with some Sophos boxes and others.  Things in the cloud... the cloud is a name, it is software…
3 months ago
PfSense is the only product that would perform in a Symmetric NAT. Painful but OS-fingerprinting and impossible to do UDP NAT hole punching. Skype, Zoom uses that and even Kerio Operator, but that is all. It is a very broken product and when you need IPS (the " free one" is…
6 months ago
As Mike says, listen to him. I totally support Fortinet. It is not only what I say.  I am a Cisco Academy Trainer and many things more....................forget ASA. Sorry, Cisco, You need Fortinet, believe me, you do. https://www.fortinet.com/conte... The above link…
7 months ago
Today I have deployed a small FGT40F with OS 7 build 006. This is replacing a 3 years old FGT30E. In both cases even under heavy attack, memory in the FGT30E would jump to 77% and CPU would reach the 90%. I would then block those addresses and CPU would go down to 1 %. Again…
7 months ago
I can see answers with the word "budget", What is cheap may end expensive. CAREFUL. Fortinet is a clever company who had put ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuits). They use silicon, chips, so they are not only fast but can guarantee throughput. I have since…
7 months ago
The root of all is VM. A virtual environment is software running on someone else machine/s. Welcome to the the cloud. Sadly, no one stops to think but with the excuse of "lower costs" many fall for it. Performance is the key word. Avoid VMware and the likes. What appears…
8 months ago
You must be told that performance and handling capacity is of outmost importance. Fortinet ASIC dedicated chips can handle traffic in hardware like no other can. Sophos is a turtle and some Cisco product as well. Once IPS, web protection and other features are added, CPU is…
8 months ago
Whatever you do, in my own experience, Fortigate is the product. Nothing beats them. They have the best solution.
Almost 2 years ago
I would also like to elaborate on the reporting part in FortiCloud. There is no need to pay any extras. Every box connects to ForticCoud service, and if you want reports to be greater than 7 days (meaning to be kept longer than that in their memory system) then you have to…
About 2 years ago
I am not going to mention the price because, at the end of the day, the price of something cheap turns very expensive. I had a Cisco ASA and got fed up. That Java interface, that extra module for IPS, it was a total headache. Fortinet has spent serious money with ASIC…
About 2 years ago
I read below the following: QUOTE Sophos XG Firewall a couple of years ago came up with the deployment wizard option. This has made a really easy deployment. UNQUOTE I read this and it comes to my mind that because of this the product is really effective? What is the…
Over 2 years ago
I am a Cisco awarded trainer and used to have a Cisco ASA 5506. I got rid of it straight away. I will not touch it ever again. Yes, it may sound, but you are a Cisco trainer, ok? Yes, and I do like and respect Cisco when it comes to routers and switches but I purchased a…
Over 2 years ago
QUOTE We must have complete dissolution with advance care protection but we are finding out that we need more Symantec technical specialists UNQUOTE In regards to this semantic English expression, above ( porque de alli viene la raiz..........since the root comes from…
Almost 3 years ago
Sid, you just hit the nail in the head. Sadly, I see here one comment from someone that appears to have CISSP certification saying MS is good for the home user that is ultra fantastic, so just for being a home user nothing will ever happen to them, even if they have a Roku…
Over 3 years ago
I will be publishing soon some findings that my son has made in hacking a Fortigate we have at home as the protocol stack in PPP has not been implemented and a rogue access concentrator makes a total disaster..........................believe it or not. Go to Youtube and…
Almost 4 years ago
The following link is a good one to read https://www.watchguard.com/wgrd-resource-center/nss-report I would strongly recommend FORTINET product as unique and vastly superior.
Almost 4 years ago
Good afternoon and thanks for allowing me to put a grain of salt. In summary, Symantec Endpoint Protection is the only of the two products that will protect more. The MS solution is useless. Believe me, I had many customers infected by relying on this. Symantec product…
About 4 years ago
Fortinet is THE BEST. Period, no other product will have the power they have. Fortinet invested around 9 million dollars in specific semiconductors to handle the traffic on silicon. I have one at home and been attacked many times, and never had a problem. I did have a Cisco…
Over 4 years ago
Just reading the email............"cheap"? What is the definition of cheap? So price fixes all the problems? With that in mind....... Fortigate is a good product. Sophos is an end point solution and I would go for Symantec Endopoint Security. Two different things,…
Over 4 years ago
I am not surprised for a minute ! I took out the ASA 5506 FX and replaced with Fortigate. Fortinet has got a product !!!!!!!!!!! No questions asked, just brutal !!!!!!!

Answers

3 months ago
Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
Over 4 years ago
Firewalls

Comments

Over 2 years ago
Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP)
Over 4 years ago
Firewalls

About me

Highly experienced tech sales engineer, business development manager and key account manager with a solid and consistent track record of notable wins in highly competitive segments despite entrenched market challenges and product limitations.
Pioneered the introduction of millimetre wave equipment in the 60Ghz band in 2006. In addition introduced DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems) in railways, transportation projects. Responsible for obtaining the PPP train contract utilizing Sencity Rail antennas for covering cellular and wireless frequencies in one resonator and partnering with Microlab FXR in USA for combining these services.
Introduced IoT to TAFE SWSi in 2012 with equipment from Libelium (Spain) consisting of radio systems supporting WiFi, Zigbee and cellular in conjunction with sensors for UV light, CO2 detection in the Diploma of Network Security at the Lidcombe campus.

Having spent a brief period sharing my industry expertise in vocational education and change project management, I am now poised to return to my core area of expertise in tech sales and convergent technologie

Interesting Projects and Accomplishments

8 months ago