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PCI Compliant, More Secure and For Less Money?

Yes you can!Credit markets are still frozen, consumers are postponing non-staple purchase decisions, and the G20 are trying to figure out ways to stimulate the slumping global economy. You would think that between re-inventing merchandising strategy, creating enticing promotions to bring consumers back to stores, while in the meantime reducing operating expenses, would keep most retailers and businesses that process, transmit or store credit card information busy enough. However, now more than ever, you want to be in a position to attract customers into your stores and let them use whatever little credit they may have left without fear that their personal information will be compromised. More importantly, the credit card companies will see to that, by making sure you comply with PCI DSS 1.2.In this latest version of the standard, published in October 2008, requirement 11 specifies that companies must either perform quarterly scans of their networks or deploy intrusion detection and intrusion prevention system (IDS/IPS). When given an option most everyone will make a decision based entirely on cost — and who would blame them? A simplified thought process along those lines would be something like: Read More »

January 13 Mobility TV Broadcast Playback

If you were not able to watch and participate in the January 13 Mobility TV broadcast on Cisco taking 802.11n mainstream, then you can view the playback at In the video on demand, the following topics are discussed:- Introduction to the new Cisco Aironet 1140 Series Access Point and M-Drive Technology- Cisco’s ClientLink Technology- Key planning and development recommendations- Best practices for optimizing capacity and coverage and improving client device connections- Q&A wrap-upAlso, subscribe to Cisco’s Mobility Monthly newsletter at to be notified of future Mobility TV broadcasts.

Cisco Taking 802.11n Mainstream with Aironet 1140

802.11n for the enterprise has come a long way since we launched the first enterprise-class Wi-Fi Certified 802.11n access point in late-2007. We’ve shipped more than 175,000 Aironet 1250 11n access points since then, and today we are announcing our latest innovation in next-generation wireless -the new Aironet 1140 Series Access Point, an enterprise-class, business-ready 802.11n access point that packs performance and power efficiency in a sleek design (see photo further below).Hear from Ben Gibson, Cisco’s senior director of mobility solutions, on Cisco’s leadership in 802.11n, the demands and drivers especially at a time when businesses are becoming increasingly mobile and collaborative, as well as business operational benefits.Also, learn about the Cisco Aironet 1140 Series Access Point and Cisco M-Drive Technology from Chris Kozup, Cisco’s senior manager of mobility solutions.To learn even more about the Aironet 1140 Series Access Point, Cisco M-Drive Technology, ClientLink and the benefits of 802.11n, click here.image

Reposting: 802.11n Performance Testing Results

I learned that we had a broken URL to the July 29, 2008 Mobility TV broadcast on 802.11n performance testing results, and want to give this one more shot. The video-on-demand is now available for playback at When you click on the link, you can jump to segments of the broadcast rather than watch the entire video. Below is a list the presentation you can segment-surf to. *Introduction -a welcome from Cisco’s Chris Kozup *Cisco-Intel Joint Collaboration -Intel’s Mayura Garg discusses importance of the testing *802.11n Testing Results -Cisco’s Jake Woodhams shares the 802.11n performance testing results *Intel Video -watch the roaming robots from Intel’s testing lab *MIT Case Study -Chris Murphy discusses MIT’s upgrade to 802.11n *Southeast Alabama Medical Center Case Study -Scott Lapham shares Southeast Alabama Medical’s 802.11n performance results Thanks for tuning in.

Jan.13 Cisco Mobility TV: Making 802.11n Wireless Mainstream

Tune in January 13 to Cisco Mobility TV to hear how Cisco is taking 802.11n wireless mainstream. Representatives from Cisco and NEC Unified Solutions will discuss new approaches for simplifying the transition to 802.11n wireless networks that deliver high-performance, collaborative mobile computing. The discussion will highlight:• The introduction and key advantages of 802.11n wireless networks• Cisco’s advantages, innovations and leadership in 802.11n wireless• New tools and approaches for removing the barriers to adoption, as well as for simplifying wireless management to reduce costs• Key planning and deployment recommendations, including RF (radio frequency) planning and design • Best practices for optimizing network capacity and coverage and improving the performance of wireless device connections • Interactive Q&APresenters: • John Yrigoyen, director of wireless solutions at NEC Unified Solutions• Altaf Karim, business development manager at Cisco• Jameson Blandford, technical marketing engineer at Cisco• Chris Kozup (Mobility TV host), senior manager of Cisco’s mobility solutionsWhen: Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, 10–11 a.m. Pacific Time Where: Pre-register for the Cisco’s broadcast at this URL.