Unpopular Opinion: One (pair of) Firewalls is better than two (pairs)

I've seen a few posts on Reddit and Facebook lately with 'unpopular opinions' being shared. The usual suspects always turn up, pineapple on pizza (WRONG!) and various things that some believe should be stored in a fridge while others says this should never happen (eggs, ketchup, chocolate etc). One of mine would be that it … Continue reading Unpopular Opinion: One (pair of) Firewalls is better than two (pairs)

Issue between Cisco ASA and Windows Server running NPS Role for RADIUS Due to % Symbol In RADIUS Secret

While deploying an Azure MFA solution integrating with a Cisco AnyConnect VPN I discovered a very frustrating issue that burned an untold amount of time – in short the problem was due to the use of a RADIUS secret with symbols and when removed resolved the issue immediately. I’ve wanted to write this post because  … Continue reading Issue between Cisco ASA and Windows Server running NPS Role for RADIUS Due to % Symbol In RADIUS Secret

Sophos UTM and Policy Based Routing

Ok, so I have to admit that the Sophos XG is pretty good when it comes to Policy Based Routing (PBR). The XG worked pretty nicely for me running on my somewhat overstretched HP N54L micro server VMware host however upgrading to anything beyond XG v15 became painful. Even at v15 the UI seemed slow and I … Continue reading Sophos UTM and Policy Based Routing

Sophos UTM Up2Date Failing

Having had mixed results with the Sophos XG, and having hardware that just can't keep up with the latest updates for it, I've reverted back to the Sophos UTM9. This still plays nicely with my PIA VPN setup whereby a pfSense router is placed in front of a UTM interface to anonomise traffic however I … Continue reading Sophos UTM Up2Date Failing

Setting Up PIA VPN In My Overly Complicated Network

After getting my hands on a WiFi Pineapple (a post on this to follow!) and enjoying exploring its features I quickly realised my mobile device is super promiscuous when it comes to joining open access points I'd previously connected too (Premier Inn, McDonalds etc). This got me started on looking into VPN solutions and after … Continue reading Setting Up PIA VPN In My Overly Complicated Network