Cisco Aironet Series Access Points Denial of Service Vulnerability

A vulnerability in the internal packet processing of Cisco Aironet Series Access Points (APs) could allow an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on an affected AP if the switch interface where the AP is connected has port security configured.

The vulnerability exists because the AP forwards some malformed wireless client packets outside of the Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) tunnel. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted wireless packets to an affected AP. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to trigger a security violation on the adjacent switch port, which could result in a DoS condition.

Note: Though the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) score corresponds to a High Security Impact Rating (SIR), this vulnerability is considered Medium because a workaround is available and exploitation requires a specific switch configuration.

There are workarounds that address this vulnerability.

This advisory is available at the following link:
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20190417-air-ap-dos

Security Impact Rating: Medium

CVE: CVE-2019-1834

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Advisory: Sophos XG Firewall: Unable to register APX wireless access points

Some Sophos XG Firewall customers may experience issues registering APX Wireless Access Points.

Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)

Sophos XG v17.5 MR-3
Sophos APX

Development is currently investigating this issue. Referencing Sophos Central: Sophos Wireless network requirements, ensure the requirements to register APX Wireless Access Points are met. Follow this article for the latest information as it becomes available.

For customers that have a Sophos Central account:

  1. Register the APX to a Sophos Central account
  2. The APX will update to the latest firmware
  3. Delete the APX device from the Central account
  4. Register the APX to the XG Firewall

Customers who have a Central account but not the required Wireless license can start a free 30-day Central Wireless trial. For customers that don’t have a Sophos Central account, please contact support and reference article 133538.

This article will be updated when more information becomes available.

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Advisory – Sophos XG Firewall: Unable to register APX

Some Sophos XG Firewall customers may experience issues registering APX Wireless Access Points

Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)

Sophos XG v17.5 MR-3

Sophos APX

Development is currently investigating.

Referencing this KBA, ensure the requirements to register APX Wireless Access Points are met.

See the workaround steps below.

Follow this article for the latest information as it becomes available.

For customers that have a Sophos Central account:

  1. Register the APX to a Sophos Central account
  2. The APX will update to the latest firmware
  3. Delete the APX device from the Central account
  4. Register the APX to the XG Firewall

Note: Customers who have a Central account but not the required Wireless license can start a free 30-day Central Wireless trial.

For customers that don’t have a Sophos Central account, please contact support and reference this KBA.

This article will be updated when more information becomes available.

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Advisory: Bleedingbit vulnerabilities do not affect Sophos Access Points

The BLE protocol or Bluetooth Smart is a protocol designed for providing low powered connections to various devices, such as IoT appliances. A set of two new zero-day vulnerabilities have been announced which could cause various access points(APs) with BLE protocol enabled to be exposed to remote code execution attacks.

Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)

Sophos UTM

Sophos AP

Sophos Firewall

Sophos Central Wireless

No Sophos Access Points are affected by this vulnerability. We recommend all customers check to ensure that their 3rd party wireless APs are not affected.

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Wi-Fi for Small Businesses Made Simple

Power your business with Office Connect 20—no-hassle, business-grade Wi-Fi you set up in three minutes.

blog_wifi_oc20.jpgSmall businesses are the backbone of the economy. And if you’re a small business owner, you want to stay focused on your customers and growing your business. Technology helps you do that—except when it doesn’t. Then it’s just maddening.

Employees, customers and visitors expect to have great Wi-Fi when they’re in a store or office. Many small businesses may end up buying consumer-grade Wi-Fi because it is inexpensive, but they soon find that the network doesn’t have the horsepower to support the growing number of mobile devices and users, and lacks the strong security and reliability that businesses need. And that’s just frustrating.

For IT solutions providers or resellers focused on serving small businesses, all the network solutions in the market are either too basic or too complex. Solution providers want something that is rock solid but simple enough to set up and manage. And they need a solution that lets them focus on growing their customer base while continuing to offer good support.

Good news: Small businesses and their solution providers really don’t have to compromise when it comes to Wi-Fi for small businesses anymore.

Office connectivity simplified

The new OfficeConnect 20 (OC20) solution from HPE is everything your business needs for a high-quality office network. It delivers right-sized features and great value at the right price. OC20 is great for small businesses—retailers, restaurants, doctors, dentists, lawyers—anyone with a single location and less than 100 employees.

The OfficeConnect solution delivers a wireless and wired network, and the solid security that businesses can’t skimp on. It includes a high performing wireless access point (AP), a mobile app to set up and manage the Wi-Fi network, and a wired switch to connect printers, IP phones, security cameras and other devices.

The new access point, OC20 is designed to be simple and intuitive to quickly set up and run. Setting it up doesn’t take an IT expert—just the ability to use a mobile app. OC20 is powerful with enterprise pedigree, but we’ve hidden all the complexity in the backend, so we can deliver a simple experience to users.

Not only can businesses easily set up an employee network easily, but they also can offer Wi-Fi to visitors and guests with a few taps on the OC20 mobile app. It’s easy to customize the login page with a company logo. The guest Wi-Fi integrates with Facebook Wi-Fi, so customers can check into your business when they visit. And that helps grow your business digital presence.

OC20 has business-grade security, too. Business owners don’t have to worry about employees or visitors accessing adult content and dodgy websites infected with malware from the Wi-Fi. Businesses can choose the right level of application filtering for them.

Expanding the network as the business expands is really simple too. All businesses need to do is connect new OC20 APs to the switch, power up and they automatically become part of the network. They’ll have exactly the same settings as what was previously set up. A network can have up to eight APs. No. Configuration. Needed.

But don’t take my word for it. Take a look.

Up and running in 3 minutes

With OC20, your business can have a fully working office network in under three minutes.

1. Mobile App

Download the OfficeConnect Wi-Fi Portal app from the Apple AppStore or Google Play.

2. Launch the app, and instantly discover 0C20.

The OfficeConnect app automatically scans and finds any new, unconfigured OC20 in the neighborhood.

3. Set Up

Two screens and two more minutes until there is fully functioning Wi-Fi. In a couple more steps, the business can have a guest network, and security to protect the network.step 3.jpg

4. Dashboard

A simple dashboard shows the relevant information about the Wi-Fi network, with stats like how much traffic is on the network, the number of devices connected, the AP status and signal strength. It even points out problems.Dashboard.jpg

Smooth operations

Ongoing management of the office network is easy, too. The office manager—or if preferred, a solutions provider—can keep an eye on the network with the mobile app.

All this is on-the-go: You can be anywhere and pull up the app to see what is going on in the network. If you’re a reseller, this allows you to be more responsive to customer network issues, improves customer service, and saves you the hassle of having to send a technician onsite to see what’s going on. And if you’re the office manager, you can find out if there is a problem, no matter where you are.

With OC20, businesses can have fast, ultra-reliable Wi-Fi that employees and guests can count on—and that your business or trusted IT consultant can support from anywhere.

Learn more about OC20.

Learn more about Small Business OfficeConnect Portfolio:www.hpe.com/officeconnect

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Keep Your Customers and Employees Happy with a Wi-Fi Network That Just Works

OfficeConnect Wi-Fi makes it simple for small businesses to offer fast, reliable connectivity to employees and guests.

HPE OC20_blog.jpgBeing a small business doesn’t mean that you need to make sacrifices—and that includes your network. The consumer-grade wireless router and switch you bought at the office supply store were fine when you started out, but as your business grows and your staff rely on more mobile devices and applications, the demands can quickly overwhelm your network and degrade the end user experience.

We all know how frustrating it is when wireless connectivity fails or you are waiting for a spinning wheel to access an application. To support your business-critical voice, video and cloud-based applications, you need fast, ultra-reliable Wi-Fi and wired connectivity that’s simple to set up and simply works. That’s what HPE OfficeConnect OC20 delivers.

Ready-to-go Wi-Fi for non-technical users

As a small business, you face big challenges every day, but Wi-Fi shouldn’t be one of them. HPE OfficeConnect OC20 access points (APs) provide your employees and guests with super-fast and reliable Wi-Fi.

With an intuitive mobile app, you can easily set up and monitor your network in minutes—all from your smartphone. The companion Android or iOS mobile app does all the heavy lifting for you. It automatically discovers the new OfficeConnect AP—all you need to do is create a network name and password, and your network is ready to go. When you’re ready to expand, new APs will automatically join the existing network, with no setup required.

With OC20, you no longer have to worry about complex Wi-Fi settings or managing your Wi-Fi network. The APs intelligently optimize your Wi-Fi coverage and performance to keep your employees connected and your applications running at top speed. And with the OfficeConnect mobile app, you can quickly monitor your network at a glance, including wireless performance, how many devices are on and who’s connected to the Wi-Fi network.

Build your clientele while keeping your network secure

Offering guest Wi-Fi can help you build your client base. Today’s customers expect to stay connected while they wait and will quickly find their way to businesses that offer free Wi-Fi. With the OC20 APs, you can offer your customers secure access to your Wi-Fi network. OC20 keeps your guest network separate from your employee network, thereby preventing guests from accessing your corporate data.OC20_2J.jpgOC20_1J.jpg

You can even build your brand by customizing your guest log-in page with your logo or create a guest access schedule that limits access to specific days and times. For example, you can provide Wi-Fi access only during business hours from 8am to 5pm.

The OfficeConnect OC20 APs are specifically designed to keep your network secure and protected. With our customizable website filtering, you can set access guidelines for employees and guests to further protect your network from online threats. For example, you can block access to malicious websites or objectionable content, all with the touch of a button.

Smart managed switches to power your Wi-Fi network

OfficeConnect1920S J.jpgOur smart managed switches like the OfficeConnect 1920S come with many advanced features that can secure and optimize your network. They’re simple to configure and easy to manage through a web-based browser, even if you don’t have a network admin on staff. These switches not only improve the availability of business-critical applications, they also protect sensitive information by tightly enforcing network access controls, while optimizing network bandwidth for increased productivity and efficiency. With Power over Ethernet (PoE+), you also can power your wireless access points, security cameras, IP phones and a host of other IP devices without the cost of additional cabling and with the OfficeConnect mobile app. You can even monitor your 1920S switches as well as your wireless network.

HPE OfficeConnect solutions make managing technology easy and simple. So you can focus on what matters to you—growing your business.

Read the OC20 solution brief.

Learn more about OC20.

And check out our previous blog that talks about Wi-Fi for Small Businesses Made Simple.

Learn more about Small Business OfficeConnect Portfolio:www.hpe.com/officeconnect

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Small Business Deserves Enterprise Wi-Fi. That’s Easy with HPE OfficeConnect

Don’t make unnecessary sacrifices. With HPE OfficeConnect, small businesses can set up business-grade Wi-Fi in minutes.

Blog_enterprise-wifi-for-small-business.jpgEntrepreneurship is on the rise around the world and the number of small businesses is ticking upward. Australia has two million small businesses—and employs about 60% of the workforce.

Here in Australia, we like to think that our small business boom is driven by our independent streak, but it’s also fueled by technology. In some cases, technology innovation is creating entirely new businesses that are digital from the start.

Many businesses in traditional sectors like retail, healthcare, professional services, construction and agriculture have moved to the cloud. Many rely on Microsoft Office 365 or Google G suite for office tools, Xero and MYOB for accounting, or Square and PayPal for payments. They make the most of collaboration tools and video. But none of it works without great connectivity.

You deserve business-grade connectivity

Many small business owners don’t pay much attention to their IT infrastructure. They’re busy following their passion, delighting customers and growing. When it comes to Wi-Fi and other networking gear, many small businesses take the path of least resistance and buy from their local electronics store or website.

Sure, it’s easy, but using consumer-grade IT equipment can hamper your business growth. Fortunately, a quality network doesn’t have to be expensive anymore. And a quality network is necessary for access to the applications and cloud services that keep employees productive and your business operating smoothly.

In fact, many small businesses have cut the cord on wired network, preferring all-wireless. Your employees have the freedom to move around, and there are no unsightly wires snaking around your office or shop. Plus, an all-wireless network saves money and time because you don’t have to run cabling, buy more switches, and then keep paying power them.

Easy, fast and ultra-reliable Wi-Fi

HPE OfficeConnect solutions are designed to let you share resources and collaborate without the complexity of setting up an enterprise-grade network—or making unnecessary sacrifices with consumer-grade gear. OfficeConnect products are simple to manage, affordable, and highly reliable.OC20_WiFi_small business.png

With the Office Connect mobile app, your Wi-Fi can be up and running in a couple minutes, including guest access and security.

With HPE OfficeConnect, your business can have fast, ultra-reliable Wi-Fi. HPE Office Connect OC20 access points are ready for the onslaught of mobile and cloud apps. With great Wi-Fi, workers can make phone calls and video calls from their mobile devices. Their applications work great, because wireless coverage and performance are optimized in the background.

You can engage with your customers by offering guest Wi-Fi. It’s easy to create a login page that’s branded for your business. And you stay in control over when guests can use your Wi-Fi. You can be confident that your business traffic and guest traffic stay separate and secure. You can even protect your business from nasty online threats and prevent access to objectionable content.

Set up in minutes

You don’t need to be a networking black belt to set and manage OC20 access points. You just need to know how to use a simple mobile app. You will be up and running in minutes using the OfficeConnect app on your iOS or Android phone. And you (or your trusted IT solutions provider) can monitor your network from the app, no matter where you (or they) are.

The OfficeConnect solution also includes smart managed switches to power your wireless network. The HPE OfficeConnect 1920S comes with many advanced features, but again, it’s easy for a nontechnical person to configure and manage. And support for the latest Power over Ethernet (PoE), you can plug in your wireless access points, security cameras, IP phones, and IP devices without the cost of additional cabling.

Great technology helps your business expand and prosper—and that includes your network.

Learn more about easy, simple and affordable Wi-Fi.

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Keep Your Customers and Employees Happy with a Network That Just Works

Wi-Fi for Small Businesses Made Simple

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