Cisco finds 13 products (so far) vulnerable to Heartbleed—including phones

Collaboration products, router OS have OpenSSL bug; Cisco still checking others Cisco has issued a security bulletin for customers about the Heartbleed bug in the OpenSSL cryptography code, and it’s not about Web servers. So far, the company has unearthed 11 products and 2 services susceptible to attack through the vulnerability, which can be used to retrieve ...

Microsoft and Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure, hello cloud!

The following post is from Satya Nadella, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft. On Wednesday at Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) event in New York, I joined Cisco CEO John Chambers to announce an expanded partnership between our two companies. Microsoft and Cisco have a long history of collaborating to help customers address business and technology challenges. ...

Cisco-threatening open switch coming from Facebook, Intel, and Broadcom

Facebook and friends try to replace proprietary network hardware. Cisco Nexus switches. pchow98 Six months ago, Facebook announced that its Open Compute Project (OCP) would develop a top-of-rack switch that could boot nearly any type of networking software. With the help of Intel, Broadcom, and others, the consortium devoted to open hardware specifications would develop a rival ...

Cisco SDN news: new switches now, a controller later, and Insieme comes home

  SUMMARY:Cisco spin-in Insieme comes back to the mother ship as the multi-front battle with SDN rivals VMware et al. roils on. Cisco CEO John Chambers traveled to New York City for Wednesday morning’s launch of new products key to Cisco’s SDN story and, oh, by the way, to announce that Cisco is bringing Insieme, the ...

Cisco Counters Its Young Competitors in Data Networking

Cisco’s application-centric infrastructure includes software, services and partnerships meant to automate more of how software applications are deployed and run in both cloud computing systems and private data centers. Cisco Systems has announced its big play for the future of data networking, a multibillion-dollar business that holds the Internet together. It’s comprehensive, probably compelling for ...

Cisco acquires storage maker

EMC alliance in jeopardy? Cisco today made a major move in the storage market with its plan to acquire Whiptail, a maker of solid state memory and data storage systems, for US$415 million. The deal, according to Cisco, will help its Unified Computing System (UCS) — a bundled solution combining networking, servers, storage and virtualisation ...

Cisco Email Security

The Cisco Email Security virtual appliance offers a full set of inbound and outbound email security and control features. With this product deployed, administrators can set granular inbound and outbound policies that control inbound spam and viruses along with outbound data leakage prevention and encryption, among other features. To ensure email is secured and handled ...

Big Data Believers: NetApp, Cisco Take FlexPod To Next Level With Hadoop

Cisco (NSDQ:CSCO) and NetApp Tuesday rolled out a new version of their jointly developed FlexPod converged infrastructure aimed specifically at big data workloads, the first in a series of solutions targeting data-intensive applications. Cisco and NetApp also unveiled a new naming convention for the FlexPod solutions to make it easier to differentiate among the various configurations. The ...

Cisco gets serious on cybersecurity with $2.7B Sourcefire buy

SUMMARY:Cisco is jumping on the cybersecurity bandwagon by buying Sourcefire to monitor networks and endpoints. It’s been quite a year for network security acquisitions — Blue Coat buying Solera(terms undisclosed), Intel buying Stonesoft ($389 million) … and now network-equipment giant Cisco is to pick up Sourcefire for the not insubstantial sum of $2.7 billion. There is of course ...

Cisco spin-in Insieme Networks comes out of stealth, sort of

ORLANDO, Fla. — Insieme Networks, Cisco’s much-discussed, stealth subsidiary, debuted at Cisco Live this week, but exact details of the company’s technology remain unclear. When Cisco quietly formed the company last year, many believed Insieme would develop Cisco’s answer to software-defined networking (SDN), but then the company started hiringapplication-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) engineers, which indicated it was working ...