Cisco FTD (and ASA) Creating AnyConnect Profiles
Jul07

Cisco FTD (and ASA) Creating AnyConnect Profiles

KB ID 0001685 Problem A few days ago I did an article on Deploying Cisco AnyConnect with the Cisco FTD, there I glossed over the AnyConnect profile section. For a long time now, we have been able to edit the AnyConnect profile from within the firewall (if we are running ASA code!) But for the FTD we need to take a step backwards and go back to using the ‘offline’ AnyConnect profile editor. Solution Firstly you need to...

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Outlook (for macOS) Notifications Stopped Working
Jul02

Outlook (for macOS) Notifications Stopped Working

KB ID 0001684 Problem Like most of us I spend my working day based around Outlook calendar meetings and entries, I’ve even got birthdays and anniversaries in there. So recently when the notification pop-ups stopped working, it was a potential problem. Occasionally I could hear the notification ‘sound’, but I had to open outlook and change to the notification window to see them. When you are as absent minded as me,...

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Cisco ASA VPN Static to Dynamic IP (DHCP)
Jul01

Cisco ASA VPN Static to Dynamic IP (DHCP)

KB ID 0001683 Problem I had a call with a client last week, they are in one of my employer’s DCs, and their servers are behind a vASA. They had purchased some Meraki MX devices for their IT team who were working remotely (during the Covid-19 lockdown), and were struggling. Normally we would just suggest AnyConnect, but these guys were building new machines for  their clients, and needed access directly to the domain from their...

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Cisco FTD Deploy AnyConnect (from FDM)
Jun26

Cisco FTD Deploy AnyConnect (from FDM)

KB ID 0001682 Problem In this article I will focus on ‘Remote Access’ VPN, which for Cisco FTD means using the AnyConnect client. Ive spent years deploying this solution for ASA so it’s a product I know well. As with all things Cisco, there are a couple of things that could trip you up. Let’s get them out of the way first. If you are used to AnyConnect then you probably have the client software. It’s the...

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Cisco FTD Site to Site VPN
Jun18

Cisco FTD Site to Site VPN

KB ID 0001681 Problem While working out how to create a VPN on the Cisco FTD (Firepower 1010), I thought I might as well set it up to the Cisco ASA that I have in the Data Center on my test network. This is what I’m connecting;   Create Site to Site VPN On Cisco FTD (using FDM) Using a web browser connect to the devices FDM > Site to Site VPN > View Configuration. Create Site-to-site-connection. Connection profile name:...

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