The Dallas / Fort Worth Cisco Users Group


The DFWCUG is an organization in Dallas TX that works with and helps organize new Cisco Users Groups in the US.

The Dallas / Fort Worth Cisco Users Group


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The Dallas / Fort Worth Cisco Users Group is an independent users group which meets on the first Wednesday of each month for the open exchange of technical information regarding the networking industry and Cisco products for the benefit of Cisco users.
Our meetings are free to attend - all we ask is that you sign up via our membership / meeting announcements mailing list.

We also have a pizza buffet starting at 6:00 pm (no charge) with the main meeting starting at 6:30 pm.

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The DFWCUG is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We depend on your generous donations to help fund the operations of the DFWCUG which includes paying the operating costs of our Domain Name and Web Page. Please consider making a donation.

Our Next Meeting - Wednesday December 5, 2018

Evaluating the Cybersecurity Landscape & Building a Defense In Depth Security Architecture

Cyber threats are more pervasive and more pernicious than ever before. At the same time, navigating the increasingly complex ecosystem of solutions without the necessary talent to protect business infrastructure remains a difficult task. As security talent continues to be scarce, businesses need orchestration, simplification and integration as well as options for managed security services.

Let’s take a look at how we can build a defense in depth architecture leveraging the Cisco Security portfolio. We will highlight the top threat vectors and one by one position Cisco Security offerings to defend against threats that enterprises are faced with in the ever-evolving security landscape.


David Swope, Cybersecurity Solutions Architect - Netsync Network Solutions

David Swope is a Cybersecurity Solutions Architect with experience across a wide variety of technologies and business applications. David holds a CCNP Security as well as a CCNP R/S and provides cybersecurity pre-sales consultation with an emphasis on Internet Edge, Content Filtering, and Endpoint Security solutions.


David Swope

Sponsor for December 5, 2018

DFWCUG welcomes Netsync Network Solutions

as our monthly meeting sponsor for December 2018



Netsync Network Solutions is a HUB-certified, minority-owned, value-added reseller (VAR), specializing in collaboration and unified communications, data center and cloud, network infrastructure, wireless and mobility, physical and cyber security, end-user computing and VDI, optical transport/WAN, managed services and staffing solutions. Learn more at

Our Last Meeting - Wednesday November 7, 2018

Understanding and Deploying Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)

Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) is a Cisco solution for building a scalable IPsec Virtual Private Network (VPN) which runs over the Internet.

In the CCIE lab and the written exam, DMVPN, has replaced Frame-relay. Therefore, knowing DMVPN is extremely important to obtaining a CCIE certification as well as deploying, managing and operating many real world Networks. Roughly about 40% if not more of the medium to large businesses in the world use DMVPN.

In this presentation, the speaker will do a deep dive and explain all phases of DMVPN in the most simplistic manner so all attendees can fully understand it. Attendees will receive a lab guide for DMVPN written by the speaker, Narbik Kocharians, which will cover the entire lecture and help the attendee with their future implementation of DMVPN in real world environments.


Narbik Kocharians

A Triple CCIE and Cisco Press Author with over 40 years of experience in the industry. Narbik has designed, implemented and supported numerous enterprise networks. Some of the companies that he worked for are IBM, Carlton United Breweries, Australian Cable and Wireless, BP, AMOCO and in US, 20th Century Ins., Home Saving of America, Verizon, TTI, Trinet Inc, NLI, Anderson Networking and Consulting and many more. He’s been teaching CCIE R&S classes for the past 12 years.

Narbik Kocharians


The DFWCUG wishes to thank Viavi Solutions for being our meeting sponsor for November 2018



VIAVI Solutions is an application and network management industry leader focusing on end-user experience by providing products that optimize network performance and speed problem resolution. Helping to ensure delivery of critical applications for businesses worldwide, Viavi offers an integrated line of precision-engineered software and hardware systems for effective network monitoring and analysis. As a global company, our customers cross all verticals.  When networks are mission-critical, VIAVI Solutions ensures their availability. Learn more at


Local Contact: Rick Kingsley

Sr. Performance Management Specialist

Office: 972.219.6811

Mobile: 972.821.2480

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