• Heartbleed Bug hits at heart of many Cisco, Juniper products

    Posted April 10, 2014 - 7:16 pm

    The Heartbleed Bug, a flaw in OpenSSL that would let attackers eavesdrop on Web, e-mail and some VPN communications, is a vulnerability that can be found not just in servers using it but also in network gear from Cisco and Juniper Networks. Both vendors say there's still a lot they are investigating about how Heartbleed impacts their products, and to expect updated advisories on a rolling basis.
  • Cisco, VMware take SDN battle to policy arena

    Posted April 7, 2014 - 12:17 pm

    The focus in SDNs and programmable networking is shifting to application policy, an area where vendors can instill their unique architectures and maintain customer dependency.
  • Cisco looks at extending OpFlex alternative

    Posted April 3, 2014 - 2:56 pm

    Cisco says it is looking into extending its OpFlex policy protocol, unveiled this week at Interop, to legacy platforms such as the Catalyst 6500.
  • Cisco reveals OpenFlow SDN killer

    Posted April 2, 2014 - 11:11 am

    At Interop this week, Cisco is unveiling an alternative to OpenFlow for software-defined networking and proposing it as a standard, while adding it as a vital component of the company's new programmable architecture.
  • HP bucks up unified access line to better battle Cisco, others

    Posted April 1, 2014 - 3:34 pm

    HP this week at the annual Interop Las Vegas conference is rolling out extensions to its unified access wired/wireless product portfolio designed to deliver consistent operation and management across the mixed infrastructure.
  • New Cisco switches take aim at big data centers, data applications

    Posted March 26, 2014 - 11:07 am

    Cisco this week is unveiling two new configurations of its recently-launched Nexus 9000 switches, a new 40G Nexus switch. In addition, Cisco is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its UCS server.
  • Cisco's big about-face on cloud services

    Posted March 24, 2014 - 4:33 pm

    Three years ago as part of a comprehensive cloud strategy, Cisco pledged to address every aspect of cloud except services – it did not want to compete with customers.
  • Cisco, Google make nice on videoconferencing

    Posted March 19, 2014 - 2:35 pm

    Owners of Google Chromebooks will be able to quickly join Cisco Webex conferences with an application demonstrated for the first time today at Enterprise Connect.
  • Cisco on mission to outfit all office rooms with video conferencing systems

    Posted March 12, 2014 - 8:03 am

    Cisco unveiled Wednesday an array of video conferencing products as it seeks to provide video collaboration systems for meeting rooms of all sizes.
  • Revisiting Cisco's newest data center

    Posted March 6, 2014 - 12:24 pm

    We were last in Cisco's new data center in Allen, Texas, in the fall of 2010 when the company was just putting the finishing touches on the 160,000 square foot building with 35,000 square feet of "raised floor" (they still use that lingo even though this facility doesn't use raised floors).
  • Cisco execs address defective memory component issues with routers, switches

    Posted March 6, 2014 - 12:05 pm

    Cisco customers concerned about possible network downtime.
  • Cisco revamps enterprise product pricing

    Posted March 6, 2014 - 12:03 pm

    Cisco licensing model for suites intended to simplify customer purchases.
  • Inside Cisco's private cloud

    Posted March 6, 2014 - 10:00 am

    The company has virtualized all servers supporting internal IT and is now getting ready to deploy SDN.
  • Review

    First Look: Cisco ACI re-imagines the enterprise data center network

    Posted March 3, 2014 - 5:55 pm

    Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is a revolutionary re-thinking of how to provision and manage data center networks. While the early version we looked at has some rough edges, and Cisco still has some hard problems to solve, ACI has the potential to completely change the way that large, highly virtualized data center networks are configured and built.
  • Review

    First Look: Cisco Nexus 9000

    Posted March 3, 2014 - 5:53 pm

    The Cisco Nexus 9000 series, the fruit of Cisco's Insieme spin-in, is more than another fast router -- it's a change in the way that high-end routers are designed and built.
  • Cisco: $300,000 prize for Internet of Things security apps

    Posted February 28, 2014 - 11:26 am

    Cisco today kicked off a contest with $300,000 in prize money that challenges security experts around the world to put together ways to secure what's now called the "Internet of Things," the wide range of non-traditional computing devices used on the electric grid, in healthcare and many other industries.
  • Cisco details Sourcefire security threat integration, open source direction

    Posted February 25, 2014 - 3:50 pm

    Having acquired the security firm Sourcefire last October, Cisco is using this week's RSA Conference as the showcase for how Cisco's security products are being integrated as well as detailing how it will cut an open-source path for the next-generation application-layer firewall/IPS.
  • Microsoft Lync to play nice with Cisco, Android

    Posted February 19, 2014 - 12:19 pm

    Microsoft is accommodating Cisco conferencing systems and Android tablets to help make Microsoft Lync and Skype communications platforms able to connect any customers by voice, video, messaging and conferencing regardless of what device they use.
  • Cisco puts enterprises under Insieme control

    Posted January 28, 2014 - 10:58 am

    Cisco this week is unveiling an enterprise version of its Insieme controller that's intended to allow IT to extend policy-based automation and configuration to WAN and access networks.
  • Cisco UCS 2.0: Flashy new data center servers revealed

    Posted January 23, 2014 - 5:01 pm

    Cisco this week unveiled the second generation of its successful data center server system with versions that incorporate solid state flash memory designed to speed data access and cut power usage.
  • Cisco UCS 2.0: Flashy new data center servers revealed

    Posted January 23, 2014 - 4:06 pm

    Cisco this week unveiled the second generation of its successful data center server system with versions that incorporate solid state flash memory designed to speed data access and cut power usage.
  • Cisco: Thousands of web hosting centers now launchpads for attacks

    Posted January 17, 2014 - 12:23 pm

    Web hosting centers around the world are being compromised by cyber-criminals that use them to launch major attacks against business and government, says Cisco in its annual security report. This threat really gained full steam last year, the company says.
  • Review

    SDN showdown: Examining the differences between VMware's NSX and Cisco's ACI

    Posted January 6, 2014 - 12:39 pm

    The arrival of Software Defined Networking (SDN), which is often talked about as a game changing technology, is pitting two industry kingpins and former allies against each other: Cisco and VMware.
  • Cisco buys mobile collaboration company

    Posted December 18, 2013 - 12:54 pm

    Cisco this week acquired, a Boston-based developer of mobile collaboration applications.
  • 2013: The 12 months of Cisco

    Posted December 17, 2013 - 1:30 pm

    This past year saw several major events and product introductions unfold at Cisco, beginning with an effort to connect cars to the Internet and ending with a solid pipeline in place for its new data center switches and fabric technology. The following is a review of the highlights of the year that was at Cisco, 2013.
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