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January 28, 2008  4:39 PM

Cisco Launches New Products



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, Mobile device, WAN

Cisco launched their new application acceleration appliance, the ACE (Application Control Engine) 4710. At just under $16,000, this device is aimed at small and medium enterprises. It can support up to 50 virtual devices at throughput of 2 Gbps, enabling organizations to get the performance and...

December 31, 2007  12:38 PM

Consumers Emerge as Driving Force Behind IT Strategy



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Broadband, Cisco, Development, Microsoft Windows, Networking

Consumers typically play 2nd Fiddle to the Enterprise customers when it comes to IT strategy and development. Microsoft used to have separate operating system platforms for enterprise and consumer desktops with Windows NT Workstation and Windows 98, but that has evolved into one operating system...


December 27, 2007  1:17 PM

Giancarlo Departs Cisco



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Charles Giancarlo, Cisco, John Chambers

The odds on favorite being groomed to replace Cisco CEO John Chambers was Chief Development Officer Charles Giancarlo. However, Giancarlo apparently has other plans. He announced that effective December 31, 2007 he will be leaving Cisco to pursue other opportunities. Giancarlo was instrumental in...


December 11, 2007  2:21 PM

Cisco Confirms VoIP Security Hole



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, Hackers, IP communications, VoIP

VoIP is the new wireless (unfortunately, wireless is still the new wireless as well). By that, I mean it is the hot new technology that everyone is implementing even though they don't really know how to properly deploy it and they have even less knowledge of how to secure it. Vendors are guilty...


December 5, 2007  2:41 PM

Next-Generation IPS From Cisco



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, Gigabit ethernet, Intrusion prevention, IPS, Networking

For organizations that have high-volume networks, such as networks that are used to stream audio or video, or networks that are used to process large quantities of transactions, monitoring can be a problem. The functionality of the network, and the security of the network, are in conflict. From a...


November 26, 2007  2:49 PM

Cisco Jockeying To Lead IP Video



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Broadband, Cisco, IP, IP communications, YouTube

You may have heard of this quaint site that lets users create and share videos with one another. I think it is called "YouTube". OK, if you haven't heard of YouTube, you are new to the planet or something. YouTube is just one example of the recent explosion of IP video on the Internet though. Movie...


November 12, 2007  8:24 PM

The Promise of UCC



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, IP communications, UCC, Unified Communications

UCC. Get used to it. You will see the term a lot. It stands for Unified Communication and Collaboration. In a nutshell, it represents combining and merging virtually all forms of communication to enable real-time communication and collaboration. Currently, a manager who has a question while...


November 7, 2007  9:05 PM

Cisco Buys Its Way Into WiMax Technology



Posted by: Tony Bradley
802.11, 802.16, Cisco, Navini, wi-fi, WiMAX, Wireless

WiMax, based on the 802.16 standard, claims a transmission range 100 times greater than standard 802.11 WiFi networks. Because WiMax devices will be able to connect over a much larger area than standard wireless networks allow, WiMax offers more potential for developing large-scale wireless...


October 17, 2007  2:45 PM

Planning For Network Changes



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, Ethernet, Networking, Networkingchannel

The network is the lifeblood of the organization. Email, VoIP communications, files, and other data zip back and forth throughout the network infrastructure. Of course, over time equipment gets worn out or becomes obsolete and changes have to be made to the network. If you were dealing with your...


October 4, 2007  12:41 PM

Network Security With ACL’s



Posted by: Tony Bradley
ACL, Cisco, IP, Networking, Security

One of the main components of networking is the router. Without the "router", the traffic would not be "routed" to its intended destination (duh!). That also means that the router is in a prime position to act as a gatekeeper to help protect the network. By defining and implementing Access Controls...


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