Other major competitors are ganging up on Cisco Systems as the networking industry shifts, and now Chinese networking vendor Huawei is getting in on the action.
It would have been a surprise if former Cisco CTO and Chief Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior hadn't surfaced at another technology company. After all, she's considered one of the most powerful women in the tech industry. And now it seems she has joined the Microsoft board of directors.
The SYNful Knock exploit isn't that sophisticated, according to Grid32 researcher Luka Hall.
Cisco has partnered with Japanese robot maker FANUC on its Zero Downtime product that knows manufacturing robots need to be fixed before they break down, known as proactive maintenance.
Cisco Systems has taken a rather hard line against the emergence of whitebox networking products, but CEO Chuck Robbins seems less concerned than his predecessor.
The legal dispute between Cisco Systems and Arista Networks isn't over yet, but it looks like in regards to two of the patents Cisco lays claim to, Arista may end up winning.
Cisco may not generally be a fan of open networking, even though it is a member of the OpenDaylight Project, but the company is at least interested in making its Application Centric Infrastructure software-defined networking architecture a little more open in its next release.
Security vendor Identiv launched the Identiv Connected Physical Access Manager, an Internet of Things access control system that provides both network and physical security by integrating with Cisco routers, switches, video and telephony products into what is touted as a low-cost monitoring and protection product.
If Cisco Systems' claims of hitting the 1,000 customer market for its software-defined networking technology is true, then it may show a significant increase in enterprise adoption of the technology.