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Cisco bypassed Russia sanctions to continue sales: report

Cisco reportedly skirted sanctions in order to sell networking equipment to Russia’s military.

Alcatel-Lucent uses SDN to meld IP, optical services

Alcatel-Lucent this week extended its carrier SDN product line with an automation and network control system designed to accelerate service provisioning from multivendor IP and optical infrastructure.


Nuage visualizes the SDN

New application manages physical, virtual operations

UK gang arrested for exporting $10 million of fake Cisco gear to US

Companies using fake gear could experience significant network outages, the U.K. police warned

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Interview of Everything: Cisco CEO Chambers on white boxes, SDN, leadership and the cloud

Little did we know that our interview with John Chambers at Cisco’s Texas Data Center Day in April might be our last with him as the company’s CEO. As we learned this week, he’ll hand the reins to Chuck Robbins in July, though will...

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New Cisco CEO: Meet the real Chuck Robbins

Cisco’s choice of Chuck Robbins, Senior VP of Worldwide Field Operations, as the company’s next CEO came as a surprise given that two Cisco presidents were seen as frontrunners for the job.

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Cisco taps veteran Robbins to succeed Chambers as CEO

Cisco's Board has announced that it has appointed Chuck Robbins as CEO effective July 26, 2015. Current CEO John Chambers will continue to be chairman and will also assume the role of executive chairman on July 26.

Flaw in common hotel router threatens guests’ devices

Corporate travelers should be warned that a vulnerable Wi-Fi router commonly used in hotels is easily compromised, putting guests passwords at risk and opening up their computers to malware infections and direct attacks.

At least 700,000 routers given to customers by ISPs are vulnerable to hacking

The devices have serious flaws that enable unauthorized remote access and DNS hijacking, a researcher found

Facebook super-sizes its open networking switch

The '6-pack' switch design expands on Facebook's Wedge, and both are due to be released through OCP

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Cisco offers ACI alternative for Nexus 9000 switches

Cisco is adding a control plane capability to its Nexus 9000 switches for customers not yet opting for or needing a full-blown application policy infrastructure.

Exploit allows Asus routers to be hacked from local network

Users should install firmware updates as soon as they become available and should block untrusted devices on their networks

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D-Link shows off radical 802.11ac routers and Wi-Fi adapters at CES

Networking company looks to up its game in terms of Wi-Fi performance.

Vulnerability in embedded Web server exposes millions of routers to hacking

Attackers can take control of millions of routers by sending a specially crafted request to RomPager, an embedded Web server running on them

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Remember when Cisco sued Apple over the iPhone name?

Cisco Systems' General Counsel, explaining Friday's blockbuster patent and copyright infringement lawsuits against switching rival Arista Networks, emphasized that "I can count on one hand the number of times we’ve initiated suit...

Juniper needs to get it right this time

Company's reputation with customers rides on yet another CEO selection

Alcatel-Lucent virtualizes WANs and routers

Alcatel-Lucent’s Nuage Networks SDN venture broadens product line to tackle enterprise WANs, an increasingly vital market for the technology.

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Tor-based Anonabox router revises troubled history as it resurfaces on Indiegogo

After a suspended Kickstarter campaign, the anonymizing router returns with promises of a fresh design and better security. But the new story doesn't quite add up.

Book Report: Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet

Worthwhile read for those who want to understand the where the Internet resides and what it looks like

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Industry reacts to Juniper CEO's ouster after just 1 year on the job

Mysterious circumstances around Shaygan Kheradpir's departure has network industry buzzing about Cisco rival Juniper Networks' status

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