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Cisco shift to recurring revenue gives 3.8 billion signs that it's working

Switch and comms kit biz Cisco reported $12.8bn revenue for its fiscal 2018 fourth quarter, a six per cent increase that is a bit more than than analysts expected. CEO and chairman Chuck Robbins celebrated the highest quarterly figure ever for the company, calling it a very strong finish to a great year. "Our results …
Thomas Claburn, 15 Aug 2018

Cisco patches IOS in response to boffins' IKE-busting breakthrough

Cisco has pushed out an update for its internetwork operating system (IOS) and IOS XE firmware in advance of a Usenix presentation on circumventing cryptographic key protocol. The networking behemoth is advising all customers running hardware that uses IOS and IOS XE to get the updates that address CVE-2018-0131, a security …
Shaun Nichols, 14 Aug 2018
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Four-year switch: Two Cisco veeps pack bags and go for a wander

A former Brocade marketer turned Cisco veep is leaving the networking kinpin, along with another veep who ran the service provider division. The two senior bods - Christine Heckart and Yvette Kanouff - are both set to be replaced, according to the firm. Kanouff, general manager of the Service Provider Business, told employees …
Gareth Corfield, 10 Aug 2018
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Magic million: That's how many Cisco routers can now run SD-WAN

Cisco has made the next move in its integration of 2017 acquisition Viptela, prepping an SD-WAN upgrade it is going to ship to a million routers. Readers may recall that Viptela was founded by ex-Cisco executives, and was acquired by Switchzilla in May 2017 for $610m (somewhat under its peak valuation at $900m). Cisco is now …
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Cisco let an SSL cert expire in its VPN kit – and broke network provisioning brokers

If your inter-office Cisco-powered VPN suddenly isn't working properly, there's an upcoming update you may need to install. The issue is specific to Switchzilla's Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module (APIC-EM), which is its software-defined networking controller for enterprise networks. It relies on …
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Arista cats cough up $400m furball to satisfy Cisco in legal war truce

Arista has cut a deal with Cisco that leaves the former US$400m lighter, and ends nearly all of the long-running legal battles between the two networking vendors. The settlement was announced on what would have been the first day of a jury trial in the US brought against Cisco by Arista, which accused Switchzilla of allegedly …
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Here we go again: Monopoly case another round in Arista vs Cisco

Settle in and take you seats, Rocky Nine is about to begin filming, in the form of another round of litigation between Arista and Cisco. This time around, the upstart is on the front foot. In a case filed in 2016, Arista accused Cisco of abusing its monopoly position to control who could use its networking gear's famous and …

Cisco drops a cool $2.3 billion on SaaSy outfit Duo Security

Cisco has announced plans to buy privately held authentication firm Duo Security for $2.35bn (£1.80bn). David Cameron How much do you think Cisco's paying erstwhile Brit PM David Cameron? READ MORE The Michigan firm markets unified access security and multi-factor authentication delivered through the cloud. The technology is …
John Leyden, 2 Aug 2018
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How much do you think Cisco's paying erstwhile Brit PM David Cameron?

Fearless scarperer-in-chief David Cameron is all set to dispense nuggets of Brexit wisdom to Cisco's October CIO conference – making us wonder how much he's earning for the stunt. The former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is billed on Switchzilla's CIO Exchange conference website as giving the keynote …
Gareth Corfield, 23 Jul 2018
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Spooked Cisco chief phoned AWS, asked: You're not making a switch, are you?

Network hardware makers can rest easy: the tech titan that is Amazon Web Services isn't going to be selling switches any time soon, which will likely be music to the ears of current AWS supplier Cisco. News website The Information reported at the end of last week that Amazon was mulling over whether to sell its own switches. …
Gareth Corfield, 19 Jul 2018

Telco IT admins on red alert as Cisco flings out patches for security holes in policy toolkit

Cisco has emitted 25 product security advisories – with four critical bugs flattened in its service provider-oriented Cisco Policy Suite. The suite’s Policy Builder toolkit can be exploited by an unauthenticated remote attacker to gain access to its policy interface, due to an authentication bug (CVE-2018-0376). The switch …
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Cisco's made DNA Center open enough to out-run Amazon

As we reported yesterday, the idea that Amazon might make its own switches into some kind of a captive gateway between on-premises data centres and the AWS cloud sent shivers through investors in traditional networking vendors – and none so much as Cisco. Another way of looking at the same announcement is that AWS is entering …

AWS will make switches to go after Cisco – report

Updated Rumours emerged late last week that Amazon Web Services plans to make and sell white box switches for you to use on-premises. Citing a couple of folk familiar with the plan, The Information framed a story as AWS using white box switches to go after Cisco by undercutting it on price. Causation hasn’t been proven, but Cisco’s …
Simon Sharwood, 16 Jul 2018
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Party like it's 1999: Packets of death, code exec menace Cisco gear

Cisco has advised net admins using switches that run its Fabric Services on FXOS, or NX-OS software, to update their boxes following the discovery of a critical security flaw. Switchzilla said CVE-2018-0304 can be exploited by an attacker to shut down the network boxes or remotely execute malicious code on them simply by …
Shaun Nichols, 12 Jul 2018
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Australia defies trend for network sales slide, shovels cash at Cisco

The router market is stagnating worldwide, but nobody's told Australian buyers. Analyst firm IDC, which in June gave us the drear news that global router sales fell 1.4 per cent between Q1 2017 and Q1 2018, reckons Australian customers like their packet-processing big iron: its Asia-Pacific Quarterly Router Tracker released …

Distie bosses tuck 7-figure settlement into Cisco's top pocket

The bosses of a now defunct distributor have coughed a seven-figure settlement to Cisco after admitting they violated trademark laws by importing kit from outside the European Economic Area. Alan Gould and Kelley Stewart, former sole directors and equal shareholders at Manchester-based Gen-X, accepted a High Court injunction …
Paul Kunert, 5 Jul 2018
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Disk firmware can kill a whole cluster how exactly? Cisco explains

Cisco’s issued a Field Notice warning that its USC servers and hyperconverged HyperFlex kit could be brought low by disk drive firmware. The Notice says “A drive firmware issue on select Self-Encrypting Drives”. The Register counts 16 different disk SKUs that could cause problems on UCS servers and one for HyperFlex. Cisco …
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Arista cats put one of four tech legal battles with Cisco behind them

After more than three years under legal assault from Cisco, Arista could soon be breathing easy – now that the United States' International Trade Commission (ITC) has axed its probe into whether the upstart ripped off two Cisco patents. That's only one of four legal proceedings Cisco has brought against Arista now out on its …

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