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  • Cisco patches a dozen router bugs

    Cisco Systems has released its twice-yearly set of security patches for its router firmware, fixing 12 security flaws in the products.

    Written by Robert McMillan24 Sept. 09 07:19
  • Cisco forms smart grid ecosystem

    Cisco is lining up partners in its smart grid initiative, an effort to upgrade utility information infrastructures with Cisco routers and switches.

    Written by Jim Duffy18 Sept. 09 01:06
  • Cisco's Chambers gets $US2 million payout despite bad year

    Cisco Systems gave Chairman and CEO John Chambers a discretionary incentive payment of more than US$2 million for the company's 2009 fiscal year, despite the fact that net income fell nearly 24 percent from the previous year on sales that were down almost 9 percent.

    Written by Stephen Lawson07 Sept. 09 07:50
  • Inside Cisco’s Sydney data and technical support centre

    Networking giant Cisco Systems has a secret gem hidden within its global operations – a $120 million technical assistance centre (TAC) in the northern Sydney suburb of Chatswood. One of only four such centres in the world, the Sydney TAC handles Cisco’s customer support load for six hours of every day. The Sydney location also has a data centre which is used for development, problem solving and interoperability testing. The data centre is the first in Australia to demonstrate Cisco’s entrance into the server space - the Unified Computing System.

    Written by Rodney Gedda28 Aug. 09 09:13
  • Cisco downplays WLAN vulnerability

    Cisco Systems downplayed a vulnerability in some of its wireless access points, reporting Tuesday that there is no risk of data loss or interception.

    Written by Nancy Gohring26 Aug. 09 04:47
  • Chambers unfazed at disrupted speech

    Cisco Systems believes networking among doctors as well as among sensors in the field can help prevent pandemics, Chairman and CEO John Chambers said in a keynote address at the company's annual Cisco Live customer conference that was briefly disrupted by a protest and a technical glitch.

    Written by Stephen Lawson01 July 09 07:34
  • Cisco's huge router reaches five-year milestone

    Five years ago when Cisco Systems introduced its CRS-1 core router platform some criticized it as overkill, but it has enabled a growth in network traffic that in turn has fueled demand for thousands of the devices.

    Written by Stephen Lawson28 May 09 08:56
  • Cisco's Chambers sees hope after recession

    The current recession is almost the opposite of the 2001 downturn for Cisco Systems because of permanent cost-cutting and the company's move into new technologies and markets, Chairman and CEO John Chambers said Monday.

    Written by Stephen Lawson19 May 09 04:12
  • Cisco bolsters security family

    Cisco Tuesday announced the Cisco IPS Sensor v. 7.0, adding what it calls "reputation analysis" to augment the signature-based defense of the intrusion-prevention system.

    Written by Ellen Messmer22 April 09 04:32
  • Cisco launches major green push with EnergyWise

    Cisco System launched a major green initiative this week that includes free software to help customers use their networks to automatically turn off computers and network gear at night and whenever they aren't being used.

    Written by Matt Hamblen28 Jan. 09 08:08
  • Cisco CTO could be tapped by Obama

    Cisco's CTO Padmasree Warrior is one of the top two candidates for the first US CTO, expected to be named any day now, according to published reports.

    Written by Tim Greene19 Jan. 09 09:27