CrossRealms Named as One of the Fastest Growing Companies By Inc. 5000

We are proud to announce that Inc. 5000 has named CrossRealms as one of this year’s fastest-growing companies in the U.S. For the past 36 years, Inc. 5000 has recognized companies that show the most potential for future growth and success. “Companies that made the list, on average, have grown six-fold since 2013”, says Inc. […]

Security Alert CCleaner- CCleaner hack affects 2.27 million computers.

If you currently have CCleaner installed on your Windows machine, please remove the software and install a fresh copy directly from the website. British software firm Piriform confirmed that the latest versions of their free junk removal software CCleaner was compromised and has already affected over 2 million Windows computers. The breach could allow hackers […]

Cohesity from the Trenches, Year Three and Counting

Two years ago, I met up with Mohit for dinner to hear about his company, Cohesity, and what they’re doing in the backup space. I didn’t know anything about “Copy Data Management,” so he had to spend the first hour explaining a variety of terms to me. Although technically I understood how this would transform […]

Why Hackers Will Target Your Cell Phone to Access Your Company’s Data

A client sent me a question recently asking whether two factor authentication or password resets using a cell phone is safe? My initial reaction was yes. Two factor means 1. something I own and 2. something I know, similar to an ATM card. But is your cell phone that secure?  Let’s go through some of the ways we’ve made our cell phones proof of our identity:  Two […]

Should We Stop Expiring Passwords?

As I read through the new guidelines from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) about only changing passwords for a valid reason or condition, I thought these people were nuts. But then I kept reading…I realized that they could be onto something for improving password management without compromising security. This blog is […]

What Recourse Do I Have In Case of Failure of Recovering my Backups from the Cloud?

This continues to be a touchy subject and I want to start opening the discussions around it because in many ways, I feel that business owners make some assumptions about the cloud that are simply not true. For me, a client asked me whether they should host their backup solution or not (the software vendor […]

Meraki CDP and Cisco 550X, 500X Tale of Insanity:

Recently I was contacted by a good client of mine because their organization was having issues with their Meraki wireless after installing the Cisco 500X switches connected to Cisco 550X core.  When I asked him the details, it turned out that Cisco had already replaced his switches in an unsuccessful attempt to fix the problem […]

Step by Step Guide to Configuring the Nexus 3K Line

Since many of my customers have issues configuring the Cisco Nexus line, I thought to create a short configuration guideline that readers can follow to get their switches up and running quickly. Personally, I’m extremely impressed with their performance and value. I’m going to start with explaining the difference between stacked switches and the Nexus […]