Cisco revenue, profit rose in Q1; What Cisco customers have been kept in the dark about

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Cisco revenue, profit rose in Q1, 11/07/07: Cisco posted a double-digit rise in revenue in its fiscal first quarter ended Oct. 27, with an even bigger gain in profit.

IPv6 not coming your way until 2012, 11/08/07: Routing guru Jeff Doyle says there's no need to move to IPv6 now, offers design tips for OSPF nets, discusses Layer 2 vs. Layer 3 routing, and shares more advice with attendees of his live Network World chat.

Cisco customers have been kept in the dark about the extremely powerful NetFlow-NBAR technology combination, 11/09/07: Cisco customers have been kept in the dark about the little known ability to leverage the NetFlow and NBAR technologies that currently exist as part of their Cisco devices to gain better control over their network infrastructure.

Where's David?, 11/08/07: Jim and Steve are old enough to remember when the Goliath that is now Cisco had several viable competitors. While it is a stretch to say that today Cisco does not have any viable competitors in most of its traditional enterprise markets, it is only a bit of a stretch. The question this newsletter addresses is what happened to those competitors of yesterday and who if anybody can compete with Cisco in the future?

LAN switch security: What hackers know about your switches with Cisco's Christopher Paggen: Contrary to popular belief, Ethernet switches are not inherently secure. Security vulnerabilities exist all over the place. Did you know that there are vulnerabilities in the control plane protocols like STP and CDP? There are holes in the data plane protocols too. Christopher Paggen is prepared to tell you how to avoid these problems. Paggen is a technical marketing engineer for Cisco focusing on high-end firewalls. Join us for a live chat Tuesday Nov. 13 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST, where you can ask him about configuring and securing switches, firewalls or anything else you want to talk about.

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