Jul
5
2010
Rhinnovation: the winner of I-Prize contest
Rhinnovation-the-winner-of-I-Prize contest

Do you remember the Cisco I-Prize contest, an open, global innovation contest developed to encourage collaboration among entrepreneurs and help identify new potential billion-dollar business ideas for Cisco? A team of five university students from Mexico submitted the winning idea of a ‘Life Account‘ that gathers information about users through connected devices in the physical world and online data available in the virtual world. The winners receive a cash prize of $250,000.

Jul
1
2010
June 2010: two Cisco vulnerabilities
Cisco-vulnerabilities

The The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) has published two important vulnerability advisories: Vulnerabilities in Cisco Unified Contact Center Express Cisco Application Extension Platform Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Vulnerabilities in Cisco Unified Contact Center Express Cisco Unified Contact Center Express (UCCX or Unified CCX) contains a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability and a directory traversal vulnerability. These vulnerabilities are independent of each other. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could result in a DoS condition or an information disclosure.

Jun
15
2010
Cisco Announces Agreement to Acquire CoreOptics

Cisco announced its intent to acquire privately held CoreOptics Inc., a designer of digital signal processing (DSP) solutions for high-speed optical networking applications. Based in San Jose, with the majority of its employee base in Nuremberg and Gerlingen, Germany, CoreOptics will enable Cisco to equip service provider customers with highly advanced 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) transmission technology to scale their networks to meet the demands of rapidly growing Internet Protocol traffic driven by video, mobility and cloud services. According to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index research, global IP traffic will increase fivefold from 2008 to 2013 with a 40 percent […]

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 […]

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