Recent Blogs and Articles
FMC Getting Started
If you've never used it before, FMC can be intimidating. Here, we'll have a look at how to get started with your first deployment
Firepower Management Centre
Firepower Management Centre is used for managing Threat Defence (FTD) and other Firepower devices. Get the high-level overview here!
FMC NAT Policies
In FMC, NAT is applied as a policy, rather than per-object. This allows for some scalable design options.
Campus FHRP Tuning
There are a few ways to tune HSRP, VRRP, and GLBP in the campus. Useful stuff for the CCDP ARCH exam
Prefiltering is used in FMC to quickly deny or allow traffic, without subjecting it to deeper inspection.
I started Network Direction in 2008 as a way to reinforce what I've learned, and to share what I've learned with others. It wasn't long before I was posting articles on networking, Linux, Windows, and general Systems Administration.
Over the years my attention got diverted, and the site didn't get updated as often as I would have liked. I also found the content to be too general and unorganized, covering too many different areas of IT.
For this reason, in 2016 the site was redesigned into the site you see now. It is much more organised, and focuses more on networking, and less on general systems administration.
I hope the resources found on this site are of some benefit to you. If you find anything interesting, please share with others. Please feel free to contact me with ideas, suggestions, or comments.