Jun
15
2010
Cisco #1 on Greenpeace Ranking of IT companies

On April 29 2010, Greenpeace announced their “Cool IT Leaderboard”: Cisco has been listed as #1 on the Greenpeace Cool IT Leaderboard. “Cisco vaults to the top of the Leaderboard, doubling its score from the previous version by demonstrating the effectiveness of its greenhouse emissions-saving solutions such as smart grid technology and office energy management.” – Greenpeace. “To play a significant role in helping make sure global greenhouse gas emissions peak by 2015, IT companies need to deliver upon the promise that their technology can provide substantial climate savings today,” said Greenpeace Campaigner Casey Harrell.  “Leaders such as Cisco are […]

Jun
4
2010
May 2010: two Cisco vulnerabilities

The The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) has published two important vulnerability advisories: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco PGW Softswitch Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco Network Building Mediator Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco PGW Softswitch Multiple vulnerabilities exist in the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch series of products. Each vulnerability described in this advisory is independent from other. The vulnerabilities are related to processing Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) or Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) messages.

May
19
2010
Cisco New Zealand $100,000 Communications Makeover

Cisco New Zealand is again offering small to medium sized businesses the chance to win a total Communications Makeover and this year the prize package is doubled, offering $100,000 of Cisco solutions and deployment. The Cisco Communications Makeover is a chance for businesses to transform the way they operate and help them stay ahead of the competition. “New Zealand is a country of small-to-medium businesses,” says Geoff Lawrie, managing director, Cisco New Zealand.  “Many of those businesses already punch well above their weight with the commercial success they achieve from the size and resourcing of their business, but their growth […]

Apr
22
2010
April 2010: two Cisco vulnerabilities

The The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) has published two important vulnerability advisories: Cisco Secure Desktop ActiveX Control Code Execution Vulnerability Cisco Small Business Video Surveillance Cameras and Cisco 4-Port Gigabit Security Routers Authentication Bypass Vulnerability   Cisco Secure Desktop ActiveX Control Code Execution Vulnerability Cisco Secure Desktop contains a vulnerable ActiveX control that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user who is currently logged into the affected system. Cisco has released a free software update that addresses this vulnerability.

Apr
1
2010
Cisco I-Prize: join and win $250,000

Cisco announces its second Cisco I-Prize contest. In this open, global competition entrepreneurs submit proposals and collaborate to create the seed idea for Cisco’s next billion-dollar business. Idea submissions should fall in one of four categories: The Future of Work: New solutions that accelerate and change the way we do business The Connected Life: Technological inspirations that dramatically improve living conditions and disseminate culture New Ways to Learn: Next-generation solutions that transform when, where, and how people learn. The Future of Entertainment: New solutions that change how people play together

Mar
30
2010
March 2010: seven more new Cisco vulnerabilities

On March 24 2010, the The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) has published seven important vulnerability advisories: Cisco Security Advisory: Cisco IOS Software Session Initiation Protocol Denial of Service Vulnerabilities Cisco Security Advisory: Cisco IOS Software H.323 Denial of Service Vulnerabilities Cisco Security Advisory: Cisco IOS Software Multiprotocol Label Switching Packet Vulnerability Cisco Security Advisory: Cisco IOS Software IPsec Vulnerability Cisco Security Advisory: Cisco IOS Software NAT Skinny Call Control Protocol Vulnerability Cisco Security Advisory: Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express Denial of Service Vulnerabilities Cisco Security Advisory: Cisco IOS Software Crafted TCP Packet Denial of Service Vulnerability

Mar
12
2010
Smartports Macros: a useful command

Working in a datacenter, it is often required to apply the same intereface configuration on many ports; Cisco has an embedded useful command to do it: the smartports macros. Smartports macros provide a convenient way to save and share common configurations. You can use Smartports macros to enable features and settings based on the location of a switch in the network and for mass configuration deployments across the network. Each Smartports macro is a set of CLI commands that you define. Smartports macros do not contain new CLI commands; they are simply a group of existing CLI commands. When you apply a […]

Mar
8
2010
March 2010: three new Cisco vulnerabilities

On March 3 2010, the The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) has published three important vulnerability advisories: Cisco Digital Media Player Remote Display Unauthorized Content Injection Vulnerability Cisco Digital Media Manager Vulerabilities Cisco Unified Communications Manager Denial of Service Vulnerabilities Cisco Digital Media Player Remote Display Unauthorized Content Injection Vulnerability A vulnerability exists in the Cisco Digital Media Player that could allow an unauthenticated attacker to inject video or data content into a remote display. Vulnerable Products Cisco Digital Media Player versions earlier than 5.2 are affected by this vulnerability.

Mar
4
2010
Cisco Developer Contest: the winner is…

On October 8, 2009 Cisco announced the winners of its “Think Inside the Box” Developer Contest. Launched on Dicember 2008, the competition challenged application developers around the world to develop applications that run on the Cisco® Application Extension Platform (AXP), which resides on the popular Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR). The winning teams were determined by a panel of seven industry experts who selected the following applications as the most innovative, implementable and relevant to businesses. More than 100 qualified teams from 75 countries entered the competition. The finalists demonstrated the business relevance of the AXP in solving real-world problems, […]

Feb
25
2010
February 2010: four new Cisco vulnerabilities

Recently, the The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) has published four important vulnerability advisories. Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances are affected by the following vulnerabilities: TCP Connection Exhaustion Denial of Service Vulnerability Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Inspection Denial of Service Vulnerabilities Skinny Client Control Protocol (SCCP) Inspection Denial of Service Vulnerability WebVPN Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) Denial of Service Vulnerability Crafted TCP Segment Denial of Service Vulnerability Crafted Internet Key Exchange (IKE) Message Denial of Service Vulnerability NT LAN Manager version 1 (NTLMv1) Authentication Bypass […]

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