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What is Zero Trust? Tips for the Average Organization

Is the network perimeter dead, or just distributed?

In the earliest days of digital networking, organizations used firewalls as a boundary wall between an organization and the outside risks posed by the internet. It was a security framework that worked well at first — so well, in fact, that the perimeter-first ideology has persisted even to this day, despite the evidence that this approach is no...

Posted on September 30, 2022

Your Role in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is complex and constantly changing, so as the threats continue to rise, you may wonder, "whose responsibility is cybersecurity?"

Posted on September 27, 2022

The MFA Challenge & Cisco Duo

  Ascend Technologies has previously written about the benefits of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for securing resources. Many use the Microsoft Authenticator application, which provides a nice user interface and is beneficial for a variety of use cases. In 2020, our experts worked with many clients to secure remote access to the environment by implementing Microsoft’s MFA on their...
Posted on August 31, 2021

Integrating Microsoft MFA with Cisco AnyConnect

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is an excellent means to further secure your publicly available services. Services like Microsoft Office 365 and remote access VPN can all benefit from having an additional layer of security. So let's talk about how you can integrate Microsoft Azure MFA into a Cisco ASA (Adaptive Security Appliance) AnyConnect implementation. In addition to MFA, we'll also...

Posted on April 28, 2020

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