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Cisco Wins Best of Show IPv6 Product!

The North American IPv6 Summit is the largest annual IPv6 event in North America, designed to educate about IPv6 and the current state of IPv6 adoption. We were honored to receive industry recognition of the Cisco’s IPv6 leadership and continued innovation with the Best of Show Award of Product and Service for the Cisco Wireless Controller.

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As you read about earlier this summer, Wireless Release 8.0 added a cornucopia of features to our wireless offering, many of which are targeted specifically for upcoming technologies, including IPv6. Let’s look back to see how far we’ve come:

Anticipating the growing demand of the next generation IP and eyeing the arrival of World IPv6 day, Cisco released the first support for IPv6 in its’ Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) software version 7.0 in 2011. There has been a steady progression of feature support ever since. Client mobility appeared in version 7.2 a year later in time to celebrate the launch of IPv6 on the global Internet.Then came the release of 7.4 and it’s support of First Hop Security tools, enabling organization’s to go beyond the lab and deploy IPv6 in a safe, secure manner. Read More »

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Cisco PSS Day 2: ElBaradei Says Egypt Faces “Critical” Post-Revolutionary Year

Egyptian Nobel Peace Laureate Mohamed ElBaradei said today Egypt’s post-Mubarak era has been “royally” mismanaged and that Egypt needs help building a robust, government that earns the trust and faith of its people. 

“The revolution is being aborted by parts of the old regime and the military,” said ElBaradei. “The army has been mismanaging the transition royally.”

After a revolution which ElBaradei said “would not have been possible without social networking,” he called the Egyptian mood “gloomy.”  “The poverty level was staggering. They haven’t seen the fruits of the revolution.”

“You have to have a change of culture,” he said. “People are used to having one person tell them what to do, but now there is no one person who is going to provide salvation. We need to establish synergy, and come together to deliver the goods.”

“I’m doing as much as I can at my age,” he added.

ElBaradei’s PSS address was avidly anticipated by the Summit delegates and online followers of the Summit and #21CGov.

ElBaradei said the West could contribute to Egypt’s stability by addressing regional conflicts from the Israeli-Palestinian impasse to Iran and Afghanistan. He said he rejected the view that Middle East tensions constitute a “clash of civilizations,” blaming instead historically poor and corrupt governance across the region which has led to repression and poverty.

The rewards for improvement could be vast, said ElBaradei.

 “This could be a peace not just with dictators but between peoples,” he said. “Peace for me is to see every Egyptian have human dignity and live in freedom.” 

“In ten years, Egypt will not be dissimilar to what we see in Turkey or Singapore. But we need first to put ourselves on the right track.”

It’s the second day of PSS 2011 and the event has attracted delegates from more than 40 countries, plus thousands more monitoring the plenary sessions live online. 

In other remarks at today’s plenary, former Los Angeles chief of police Bill Bratton discussed the proven positive effects of collaborative strategies on governance and law enforcement.

“There is raw power in collaboration,” said Bratton. “In today’s networked world virtually everyone is connected whether you want to be or not.”

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