My name is Harris Andrea and I would like to extend a warm welcome to you.
About me in a few words.
Let me tell you a story. When I was in my last year in University (in the late 90’s) I had to take some courses around TCP/IP and computer networking. That was the time that something clicked in my mind. I don’t know if it was my professor’s teaching skills and enthusiasm about the subject, but after finishing those courses I knew that IP networking was the field I wanted to explore more in my professional career.
After graduating, I started working in a relatively small but high-caliber technology company that was a Cisco Gold Partner. I was absorbing experience and information like a sponge. I got involved in all sorts of projects in designing and implementing networks based mainly on Cisco products and other high-profile vendors. That job was like a second University degree for me but in a more practical way.
After working there for almost 5 years, I moved on and got a new job in a big Internet Service Provider (ISP) where I’m still working until today. During all these years in my new job I have been responsible for operating, supporting and designing huge networks that contain carrier-grade routers and switches, firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, management and monitoring systems, security infrastructure devices and anything that can be found in an ISP environment.
About this Website
About 10 years ago, I decided to create a blog to share my experience in the form of Cisco networking tutorials, configuration examples, guides, tips, industry news etc for both beginners and experts. This is how this blog was born.
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VPN Configuration Guide For
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I’m here to help you as much as possible, that’s why I try to answer every comment and email that I receive. Don’t hesitate to contact me or leave a comment under my posts on this website and I’ll try to address and answer your questions if I can.