Sascha Giese holds various technical certifications, including being a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP), AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, and Network Performance Monitor and Server & Application Monitor SolarWinds Certified Professional® (SCP).

He has more than 10 years of technical IT experience, four of which have been as a senior pre-sales engineer at SolarWinds. As a senior pre-sales engineer, Sascha was responsible for product training SolarWinds channel partners and customers, regularly participated in the annual SolarWinds Partner Summit EMEA, and contributed in the company’s professional certification program, SolarWinds Certified Professional.

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Security

Why You Need Security Operations

October 13, 2020

A fully grown security operations center (SOC) was, until recently, a luxury, affordable for the largest organizations only, but even in global players, budget constraints are real. Unfortunately, the willingness to raise money for security seems to require an incident first. However, we often …


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Tips for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 2, 2020

October is an interesting month. It ends with Halloween and comes with 30 more days filled of cybersecurity. In fact, each year October is “National Cybersecurity Awareness Month” in the U.S. and “European Cybersecurity Month” in, well, Europe. So, before we dress up as …




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SolarFocus

Cross-Train Your Colleagues

September 4, 2020

Earlier this year, we held a virtual SolarWinds User Group™, or vSWUG, in which my colleague Kevin M. Sparenberg presented an interesting webinar, “Cross-Train Before It’s Too Late.” The idea is to train your colleagues to learn your silo. If you’re a network guy …



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SolarFocus

Celebrating IT Pro Day

August 26, 2020

So, we’re all working from home these days. As I’m living close to our office in Berlin, I occasionally pop in just to see something else than my four walls, but not more often than once or twice in a month. The other day, …



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Protecting Patient Data Through Strict Access Rights Management

August 18, 2020

The healthcare ecosystem is complex, and the diversity of the different departments and devices results in a multifaceted IT infrastructure that can be hard to manage. With increasing digitalization, healthcare institutions are also at increased risk of becoming victims of viruses, Trojans, and myriad …


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Applications

Accidental Cloud Administrator

August 14, 2020

Accidental DBA is a term most IT pros are familiar with, and traditionally it describes an “on-top task” for the SysAdmin. It was followed by the “involuntary security admin,” a task carried out by network admins, as back in the days it was all …