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Outgoing Cisco exec chair John Chambers joins Sprinklr board

Outgoing Cisco executive chairman John Chambers is to join the board of directors on social media management outfit Sprinklr, no doubt the first of many non-exec roles the former Switchzilla boss will hold. Earlier this week, Chambers announced he would not stand for re-election to the board of directors in December. Chambers …
Kat Hall, 21 Sep 2017

Cisco's John Chambers to quit as exec chair

Cisco's exec chair and former CEO of 20 years, John Chambers, will not stand for re-election to the board of directors in December. Chambers was named executive chairman on July 26, 2015 after he stepped down as CEO - handing the reins to Chuck Robbins, who has been with the company since 1997. Switchzilla's board plans to …
Kat Hall, 18 Sep 2017

42: The answer to life, the universe and how many Cisco products have Struts bugs

More than 42 Cisco products might inherit the Apache Struts bug that emerged last week. Last Tuesday, Semmle researchers revealed the bug, which lets an attacker send a crafted request to Struts' REST API to inject malicious code. Like many vendors, Cisco long ago adopted the open-source Apache for its Web interfaces, and …

Arista describes Cisco's IP defence in antitrust case as 'insane'

Arista Networks has called its long-running patent dispute with Cisco "breathtakingly broad, unprecedented and insane" in a hearing regarding an antitrust suit against Switchzilla. In the latest exchange between the companies in court this week, Arista's counsel Matthew Douglas Powers said Cisco's patents only apply to …
Kat Hall, 8 Sep 2017
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Both HPs, Vizio join Arista's legal fight against Cisco

Upstart Arista has managed to gather some friends in its ongoing battle with Cisco: both HPs, Vizio, two automotive groups and others have filed an amicus brief with the Federal Circuit arguing that the International Trade Commission's (ITC's) ban on some Arista kit be permanently set aside. For most of its short life, Arista …
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A LANnister always pays his subnets: Cisco hires Game of Thrones' Tyrion

Tech firms hiring famous folks to push their products are depressingly common – who can forget Lady Gaga promoting cables for Monster at CES? Now Cisco is going to hook onto the popularity of Game of Thrones to push its new grand plan. The hugely talented actor Peter Dinklage, who has spent the past seven years enthralling …
Iain Thomson, 25 Aug 2017

Cisco sheds Euro execs to 'evolve and simplify'... or, y'know, chop costs

Change seems to be the one constant at Cisco as it battles to maintain relevance amid the new ways tech is sold and consumed. With this in mind, it is initialising another restructure that has cost three execs their job. Switchzilla confirmed to El Reg today that it is waving goodbye to Michael Ganser, senior veep for central …
Chris Mellor, 24 Aug 2017

Dell, BT alchemists turn bog-standard HW/SW to flexible, open networks

Analysis Dell EMC is supplying network switches to a proof-of-concept research project at BT Labs in Adastral Park, Suffolk. The concept to prove is that programmable disaggregated open-switching hardware can create more adaptable and flexible networks than ones using proprietary integrated hardware and software network switches. Dell …
Chris Mellor, 24 Aug 2017

Get hyped: Cisco makes $320m intentions known to startup Springpath

Cisco is buying Springpath for $320m and will have the startup supply the software for its HyperFlex hyperconverged products. When Cisco realised it needed to get more server skin in the hyperconverged infrastructure appliance (HCIA) game being led by Nutanix and Simplivity than meet-in-the-channel deals, it struck up a …
Chris Mellor, 21 Aug 2017
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Why does the market care so much about Cisco's security biz?

Analysis Like many enterprise tech dinosaurs, Cisco has clutched at new lines of revenue for some time, positioning its security arm as the centrepiece of a long-talked-about reinvention as a software biz. So when Switchzilla reported lacklustre growth in security of 3 per cent to $558m (£433m) for its fourth quarter results this week …
Kat Hall, 18 Aug 2017
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Cisco security sales disappoint, DRAM drought dents results

For a couple of years now, Cisco has said its future lies in selling more software, but it's not quite working out as planned. In its fourth quarter 2017 (and full-year) results announced today, nobody was particularly surprised that hardware operations shrank (routing and switching both down by nine per cent to US$1.9 billion …
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On the interactive web conference, nobody will hear you are a dog

Cisco's updating the old internet anonymity maxim - "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog" - by training its WebEx conferencing wares to recognise sounds. The company says that "in the next couple of weeks, sounds like knocking, typing, sirens, and barking dogs are classified as background noise by WebEx." Artificial …
Simon Sharwood, 11 Aug 2017
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Cisco's server CTO says NVMe will shift from speed to capacity tier

Interview NVMe storage is becoming denser, faster, than other forms of storage and will therefore become a capacity tier according to Cisco's chief technology officer for UCS Raghunath Nambiar. “Right now people are looking at NVMe from a performance point of view,” Nambiar told The Register in Sydney last week, “but the real game …
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Cisco loses customer data in Meraki cloud muckup

Cisco has admitted to a cloud configuration cockup that erased customer data. The networking giant explained: “On August 3rd, 2017, our engineering team made a configuration change that applied an erroneous policy to our North American object storage service and caused certain data uploaded prior to 11:20AM Pacific time on …
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London cops bust fake Cisco hardware chain

City of London cops today confirmed they have confiscated hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit Cisco networking gear. Officers from the Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) raided a premises in Herne Bay, Kent, on 25 July and discovered more than 1,000 counterfeit items of networking kit. Several …
Paul Kunert, 28 Jul 2017
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Cisco bugs leave network automation vulnerable to attack

A slip in certificate handling is one of three bugs in Cisco's Autonomic Networking software. As its name implies, Autonomic Networking is about reducing the load on network administrators by offering self-management for suitable switches and routers under suitable versions of the IOS operating system. And then, as they say, …

Pathetic patching leaves over 70,000 Memcached servers still up for grabs

If you're running the caching service Memcached, and particularly if you're exposing it to the public internet for some reason, please make sure you've patched it. Tens of thousands of vulnerable systems haven't. Back in October, researchers at Cisco’s Talos security team found three major security vulnerabilities that would …
Iain Thomson, 24 Jul 2017

Silicon Valley IT biz boss cops to lying about Cisco H-1B jobs

The owner of a Silicon Valley tech consulting biz has pled guilty to making up job offers in order to obtain US H-1B visas for overseas workers. Sridevi Aiyaswamy, 50, lied on more than 25 I-129 forms used to apply for the visas, claiming workers had standing job offers from Cisco when in reality no such jobs existed. …
Shaun Nichols, 21 Jul 2017

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