UPC to test cable Internet speeds of up to 30 Mbps
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 1, 2004 –This month UPC
Nederland, working closely with Cisco Systems, is announcing the start
of field trials in Almere with the goal of offering Internet services
with download speeds of 30 Mbps. For this purpose, UPC recently replaced
the cable modems of approximately 300 subscribers in Almere.
Global Carriers and Research Networks Select Cisco Carrier Routing System to Build IP Next-Generation Networks
SAN JOSE, Calif., December 5, 2004 - Cisco Systems, Inc., today announced
that several global carriers and research networks are now deploying
and trialing the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System as a key driver
of their Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) strategy
to deliver advanced multimedia services. Cisco customers SOFTBANK
BB Corp. (providers of “Yahoo! BB”), the National Institute
of Informatics’ SuperSINET research network in Japan, as well
as the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center have chosen the Cisco CRS-1
as a key component for building out their IP network infrastructures.
These customers, along with trials at Telecom Italia, are in addition
to 14 other major global service providers that are in various stages
of trials with the Cisco CRS-1. Cisco also announced today the Cisco
CRS-1 8-Slot Single-Shelf System, an extension to its Cisco CRS-1
Fujitsu and Cisco Form Strategic Alliance
SAN JOSE, Calif. and TOKYO, Japan, December 5, 2004 – Fujitsu
Limited and Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced that they have reached
a fundamental agreement to enter into a strategic alliance focusing
on routers and switches that will enable service providers and enterprises
to build advanced Internet Protocol (IP) networks. Under this collaboration,
Fujitsu and Cisco will carry out joint development of high-end routers,
plan future cooperation in routing and switching, and collaborate
on continuous quality improvement, enhanced support and service.
Cisco Announces IP Next-Generation Network Advancements for Service Providers
SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2004 – Continuing its commitment to
service providers, innovation and customer success, Cisco Systems®,
Inc., issued several important announcements of new products and partnerships
to help service providers transform their networks to more profitable,
service-rich and flexible IP Next-Generation Networks (IP NGN). These
networks are critical to service providers worldwide to provide current
and future services, increase infrastructure efficiencies and provide
the value-added network and service control carriers need for long-term
Cisco Introduces the
Cisco File Engine Series Appliances
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Dec. 14, 2004 – Cisco Systems, Inc.®
today introduced the Cisco File Engine Series, appliance-based solutions
utilizing wide area file services (WAFS) technology, which provides
IT administrators the means to simplify management and increase protection
of their file-based data located at remote branch offices throughout
Swisscom Mobile offers Seamless Mobile Data Handover Service using Cisco Mobile Exchange Technology
Zurich, Switzerland, November 30 2004 - Cisco Systems, Inc. announced
today that technology from its Cisco Mobile Exchange (CMX) product
portfolio is being used by Swisscom Mobile for the delivery of its
“Mobile Unlimited” solution, an innovative data service
targeted at business customers who require “anytime, anywhere”
connectivity for their laptops. Mobile Unlimited is a world-wide première
and offers uninterrupted and secure connectivity optimized by client
software co-developed with Whitestein Technologies. The solution automatically
selects the optimal wireless technology available and helps allow
subscribers to avoid multiple log-ins, using a purpose built 3-in-1
PC Card developed by Option Wireless. A key network component of Mobile
Unlimited is the Cisco Mobile Exchange, which assists the deployment
of multi-access mobile data services.
Cisco Systems Delivers Unified Communications to Reuters
LONDON, 17 November 2004 -- Cisco Systems® today announced that
it reached another major milestone by shipping its 3 millionth Cisco®
Unity™ unified messaging client. This milestone Unity user license
was delivered to Reuters Group plc, the world’s largest international
multimedia news agency.
Virtual SAN (VSAN) Technology Adopted as an Industry Standard
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Nov. 16, 2004 – Cisco today announced
that the Technical Committee T11 of the InterNational Committee for
Information Technology Standards (INCITS) has selected Cisco Virtual
SAN (VSAN) technology for approval by the American National Standard
Institute (ANSI) as the industry standard for deploying Virtual Fabrics,
defined as the ability to segment a single, physical storage area
network (SAN) fabric into many logical, completely independent SANs.
Liz Claiborne Inc. Receives
Cisco's 4 Millionth IP Telephone
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov 16, 2004 –– Cisco Systems? today
announced the sale of its 4 millionth Cisco Internet Protocol (IP)
telephone to fashion apparel and accessories icon Liz Claiborne Inc.,
a milestone that demonstrates Cisco’s continuing acceleration
in the enterprise voice market.
Industry Email Vendors and Users Pledge to Work Together to Fight Spam
WASHINGTON DC - Nov. 10, 2004 - More than 35 industry vendors comprising end-user, email service provider, and anti-spam technology companies delivered a letter to the Commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) this week expressing that they intend to work together to step up anti-spam, anti-phishing efforts by supporting key email-authentication technologies including the Cisco Identified Internet Mail specification.
COLT Telecom Delivers
Pan-European Switched Ethernet VPN Service with Cisco Solutions
LONDON, United Kingdom, November 10, 2004 – Cisco Systems®
announced today that COLT Telecom Group plc is delivering its new
pan-European managed Switched Ethernet VPN service built upon Cisco’s
multiservice optical transport platform. Launched by COLT today as
part of its high-performance Ethernet service portfolio, the Switched
Ethernet VPN service offers customers a high level of security and
service flexibility with ‘burstable’ bandwidth features.
Cisco and Microsoft Join Forces to Help Customers Address Security Threats
SAN JOSE, Calif. and REDMOND, Wash. – Oct. 18, 2004 –
Cisco Systems, Inc. and Microsoft Corporation today announced that
the two companies are working to share and integrate their respective
security and health assurance technologies. The goal of this collaboration
is to deliver solutions that will help their mutual customers better
address the increased threat and impact of malicious software.
Extends Catalyst Switching Products to Small, Medium and Mid-Sized
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 27, 2004 –– Cisco Systems, Inc.
announced today the availability of a suite of new Cisco® Catalyst®
switching products specifically designed and priced for small, medium
(SMBs) and mid-sized businesses. With this announcement, Cisco is
extending its Catalyst switching portfolio to help them deploy converged
data, voice and video networks with higher levels of resiliency, security
Introduces New Partner Program to Help Resellers Drive IP Communications
Revenue and Differentiate Themselves From Competitors
LONDON, UK , September 21, 2004 - Cisco Systems, Inc. today unveiled the customer relationship management (CRM) Express Solution Specialisation, the first software application specialisation created exclusively for Microsoft Business Solutions CRM (Microsoft CRM), and designed for partners that sell into small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and empowered branch offices. The new specialisation complements the Cisco IP Communications strategy by recognizing partners for their knowledge and expertise in selling, designing, and installing a comprehensive IP telephony-integrated solution based on Microsoft CRM.
Cisco Expands Cisco MDS 9000 Family with Products Optimized for SAN Extension
CHICAGO (StorageDecisions 2004) – Sept. 20, 2004 – Cisco
Systems, Inc.® today added two products to its award-winning Cisco
MDS 9000 Family of Multilayer Intelligent directors and fabric switches
optimized for transporting storage area network (SAN) traffic outside
of the data center, which make them ideally suited for business continuance,
disaster recovery, and remote backup applications.
LAUNCHES CHANNEL PROGRAM TO DRIVE INCREMENTAL NEW BUSINESS AND CHANNEL
LONDON, England, September 6, 2004, As part of its continuing commitment
to developing new programs that help increase channel partner profitability,
Cisco Systems Ltd., today announced the launch of the Opportunity
Incentive Program (OIP) in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
OIP provides financial incentives to reward channel partners for the
pre-sales investment associated with securing sales opportunities
in targeted market segments. The current focus of OIP in EMEA is the
commercial market, which encompasses medium enterprise, mid-market
and small & medium businesses. This program incorporates deal
registration, which is designed to focus on value delivery to win
the opportunity. The incentive rebate is available to the channel
partner who is first to register and close a new business opportunity.
Systems Ships Its Millionth Internet Protocol Telephone in Europe
to BEC Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark, 11th August 2004 - Cisco Systems today announced
that it has shipped its one millionth Internet Protocol (IP) telephone
in Europe. The recipient is Bankernes EDB Central (BEC), a leading
Danish technology provider to 78 banks in the country. The millionth
IP phone is part of a shipment of 6,000 IP phones being installed
over the next three years, making this the single largest IP telephony
project in Denmark to date.
Launches Channel Program to Grow Leadership Position in the Small
and Medium Business Market
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 19, 2004 - As part of its continuing commitment
to grow its leadership position in the Small and Medium Business (SMB)
Market, Cisco Systems, Inc., today announced the addition of the SMB
Select designation to its Channel Partner Program. This new designation
recognizes and rewards Cisco channel partners who have a focused business
practice selling into the SMB market. The designation demonstrates
to customers that the SMB Select Partner understands and supports
networking solutions for small and medium sized customers, employing
20-249 employees in EMEA.
Boeing Selects Cisco Systems for Global IP Telephony Rollout
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 13, 2004 - Cisco Systems® today announced
the Boeing Company has selected Cisco Internet Protocol (IP)
telephony for rollout across its global enterprise, which includes
more than 150,000 employees in 48 states and 70 countries.
Boeing plans to enhance its existing data network infrastructure
and migrate its voice, video and data networks to a single,
converged communications network based on Cisco's IP Communications
product portfolio. This initiative is an integral element of
Boeing's overall network operations strategy of providing
key enabling technology for its virtual global enterprise.
Systems Sets Guinness World Record with the Worlds Highest Capacity
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 1, 2004 - Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced
that Guinness World Records has certified the Cisco Carrier Routing
System (CRS-1) as the highest capacity Internet router ever developed
at 92 terabits (92 trillion bits per second) of total throughput,
designed to afford up to 100 times more capacity than previously available.
The Cisco CRS-1 becomes the first networking technology to be recognized
by Guinness World Records, which is the authority on record-breaking
achievement around the world.
Cisco Announces Availability of Network Admission Control Solutions
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 21, 2004 - Cisco Systems, Inc., today announced
the availability of solutions delivered through its Network Admission
Control (NAC) program, which help customers extend their existing
network systems to defend against viruses and worms. Combined with
a broadened vendor integration program and new Advanced Services for
NAC implementations, customers will be able to more quickly deploy
these threat-defense capabilities into their networks.
Cisco Systems to Purchase Intellectual Property, Engineering Teams and Select Assets from Procket Networks
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 17, 2004 - Cisco Systems, Inc., today announced
a definitive agreement to purchase the intellectual property, a majority
of the engineering team and select assets from privately-held Procket
Networks, Inc. of Milpitas, Calif. Procket Networks is a developer
of concurrent services routers and has expertise in silicon and software
development. This purchase will add a rich intellectual property portfolio
and a team of proven silicon and software architects to Cisco’s
industry leading routing technology and products.
Primark Opts For Cisco Gear DUBLIN, June 1 2004
Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced that Primark, the major retail group, trading under the name Penneys in the Republic of Ireland, will roll out a Cisco local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN) and IP Telephony solution, which will create business efficiencies and facilitate better working practices both in and between its 117 locations throughout Ireland and the UK. Implementation started in May.
Cisco Earns Top Rating in Challenging VoIP Security Test
LONDON, UK, May 26, 2004 - Cisco Systems® today announced that its Internet Protocol (IP) telephony system has earned Miercom's highest security rating after sustaining three days of grueling, round-the-clock tests conducted by sophisticated "hackers" looking for security vulnerabilities.
Cisco Delivers The Foundation for Next Generation IP Networks: Cisco Carrier Routing System
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 25, 2004 - Cisco Systems, Inc., today announced the Cisco Carrier Routing System (Cisco CRS-1), a new class of routing system designed to deliver continuous system operation, service flexibility and extended system longevity to telecommunications service providers and research organizations. This innovative routing system helps enable customers to scale network capacity to new levels and deliver next-generation data, voice and video services over a converged Internet Protocol (IP) network while providing investment protection for more than a decade.
New Industry Research Reveals Businesses Spend More On Printers Than Network Security
LONDON, UK, April 27, 2004 - IDC today revealed that businesses are not taking the potentially devastating effects of viruses, worms and other breaches of security seriously enough. This is reflected in the amount of money that is invested in security solutions - $42 billion in 2003. The figure is less than five per cent of the total IT spend - and is comparable to the $43 billion annual spend on printers and multifunctional peripherals during 2003.
Cisco unveils Business Ready Data Centre Initiative allowing customers to protect, optimise and grow their businesses
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 14, 2004 - Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced the Business Ready Data Centre, an initiative to address the need for an intelligent network architecture that facilitates the evolution to a next-generation data centre. Business Ready Data Centre provides the solutions, services, partners and tested architectural design and deployment guides that allow customers to protect applications and information, share computing and storage resources and support emerging service-oriented architectures.
Cisco and Storage ISVs to Demo Protocol-Based Interface between Storage Appliances and the Cisco MDS 9000
SAN JOSE, Calif, March 30th, 2004 - At next week’s Storage Networking World in Phoenix, AZ., Cisco Systems, Inc.® and three independent software vendors (ISVs) will stage a technology demonstration of a new software feature being developed for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family that will allow appliance-based storage applications to take full advantage of the industry-leading reliability, scalability, and multiprotocol services available on the Cisco storage area networking (SAN) switch portfolio.
Cisco Systems to Acquire Riverhead Networks
LONDON, UK, March 22th, 2004 - Cisco Systems Inc. today announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Riverhead Networks of Cupertino, Calif. Riverhead Networks is a leading developer of security technology that protects against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and other security threats in enterprise and service network providers.
VHI Healthcare installs Cisco IP Telephony solution
DUBLIN, March 8, 2004 - Cisco Systems today announced that Vhi Healthcare, Ireland's largest purchaser of healthcare services, has selected its IP Telephony solution to create a more reliable, cost-effective, flexible, and scalable telephony infrastructure.
Siemens and Cisco Announce the First Results of Their Successful Collaboration In Mobile Communications
MUNICH, GERMANY & SAN JOSE, CA - February 23rd, 2004 - The Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group (Siemens mobile) and Cisco Systems, Inc. are announcing the first successes of their strategic alliance, formed to accelerate the development and delivery of multimedia data applications and make it easier for mobile operators around the world to implement IP-based services and reap the full benefits of an integrated data, voice and video IP-based network. The two companies have already received 15 orders from carriers in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.
mm02 Leads Mobile Market With Variable Charging With Cisco's Mobile Exchange Platform
London, United Kingdom - 23rd February, 2004 - mmO2, a leading European mobile operator with operations in Germany, Ireland and the UK, is to notch up an industry first with the introduction of a data services billing concept based on content rather than call duration or bandwidth use. The service, dubbed 'Variable Charging, Routing and Rating' (VCRR), uses the Cisco Mobile Exchange platform and will allow users to be charged in accordance with the value of the products and services they use rather than the basic per-minute or per-bit basis, giving mm02's customers a far more detailed and streamlined billing experience than previously.
Cisco, T-Mobile and Intel Team up for International Multi-Access Mobile Pilot
CANNES, France, February 23rd, 2004 - Today, at the 3GSM World Congress 2004, Cisco Systems®, T-Mobile and Intel announced their collaboration to show that mobility is becoming more accessible and transparent, with a cross-territory pilot to demonstrate the potential of multi-access mobile devices. The pilot will aim to show how network technologies can now work seamlessly across different applications and device platforms to give the user true, easy-to-use 'availability everywhere' mobility.
Cisco Demonstrates the Power and Intelligence of the Network at CeBIT 2004 Stand C58, Hall 13
CeBIT 2004, HANOVER, GERMANY - Cisco Systems today announced a robust line-up at CeBIT 2004, the world's largest IT and telecommunications trade fair, being hosted in Hanover, Germany, from 18-24 March 2004. The overarching theme of Cisco's presence will be the Intelligent Information Network. Cisco will show visitors how intelligence is moving deeper into the network to further enable the provision of converged, productivity-improving applications such as video telephony and online collaboration, with end to end integrated security.
Siemens and Cisco Announce the First Results of Their Successful Collaboration In Mobile Communications
MUNICH, GERMANY & SAN JOSE, CA -- February 23rd, 2004 -- The Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group (Siemens mobile) and Cisco Systems, Inc. are announcing the first successes of their strategic alliance, formed to accelerate the development and delivery of multimedia data applications and make it easier for mobile operators around the world to implement IP-based services and reap the full benefits of an integrated data, voice and video IP-based network. The two companies have already received 15 orders from carriers in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.
European Mobile Operator Introduces Key Billing Concept for Data Services, Using Content Services Gateway Technology from Cisco Systems
London, United Kingdom - 23rd February, 2004 -- mmO2, a leading European mobile operator with operations in Germany, Ireland and the UK, is to notch up an industry first with the introduction of a data services billing concept based on content rather than call duration or bandwidth use. The service, dubbed 'Variable Charging, Routing and Rating' (VCRR), uses the Cisco Mobile Exchange platform and will allow users to be charged in accordance with the value of the products and services they use rather than the basic per-minute or per-bit basis, giving mm02's customers a far more detailed and streamlined billing experience than previously.
New Channel programme links customers with Direct Marketing Resellers to ensure greater customer convenience
Honolulu, Hawaii, 11 February, 2004 - Highlighting its continued commitment to the Small to Medium sized Business (SMB) market, Cisco Systems Inc. today launched a new initiative focused on driving business through its Direct Marketing Reseller (DMR) channel. Under the initiative, SMB customers can be linked quickly and easily with Cisco authorised resellers via a new "Buy Now" online buying option. This new route to market combines the popularity of Cisco.com with the convenience of ordering from direct marketing resellers, addressing the purchasing needs of today's SMB customer.