Jeevan Patil

Director, Product Management

Wireless Network

Jeevan is a Director Product Management responsible for Wireless LAN Controllers in Wireless Networking Group. He has a rich history of experience in Wireless LAN over the last 8 years.

-Led the productization of the IOS based controllers 5760 standalone appliance and the wireless functionality with 3850 access switches in Jan 2013

- Led the launch of 4 simultaneous controllers - the WiSM2 blade in the Cat6K, Flex7500, WLC2500 and the solution in ISR G2 in Apr 2011 with smooth migration from the previous portfolio.


- Prior to Controllers, Jeevan drove Access Points Portfolio Strategy for 4 years. Led the launch of the industry’s first enterprise 802.11n Access Point(AP1250) and led many ask-the-expert sessions around 802.11n. Also led Cisco’s foray into SMB arena with 521 series Access Point.

- Helped set the strategy around co-existence of wired and cellular technology:


- Led Cisco’s client Strategy around CCX and defined the version 5 of specifications that eventually led to Cisco innovations around Management Frame Protection and Client Troubleshooting.

- 4 Patents approved at USPTO in the areas of wireless and security

Prior to his role in Product Management, Jeevan was a Software developer within Cisco for 5 years focused on ACS, NAM, URT

Jeevan has an MBA from Santa Clara University and Masters of Computer Engineering from Wayne State University

Spends his weekends with wife and two kids.


May 16, 2014


School Board of Sarasota County Prepares WLAN for 802.11ac

3 min read

Sarasota County Schools includes 24 Elementary Schools, 9 Middle Schools, 8 High Schools and various Technical and various Special Centers. It houses about 40,000 students in about 250 buildings....

May 5, 2014


Portland State University rolls out 802.11n and 5760 Series Controller

2 min read

Portland State University is Oregon’s largest and most diverse public university encompassing 50 city blocks, eight schools, 226 degree programs, 29,000 students, including 1,700 international students from 91 countries, and...

April 1, 2014


RetailMeNot Leverages Cisco and Plixer for WLAN Optimization

3 min read

Founded in 2007, RetailMeNot.com is the largest digital coupon site in the US.  They help hundreds of thousands of customers save money when shopping online. They are headquartered in...

February 19, 2014


How Next Generation WLAN Optimizes RoboCup at Bowdoin College

3 min read

Bowdoin College is a liberal arts college based in the town of Brunswick, Maine. It houses 1839 students in about 100 buildings and offers 33 different majors and...

September 13, 2013


Get Your Network Ready For iOS7

2 min read

In their highly anticipated announcement this week, Apple introduced two new phones, the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S, and confirmed that iOS 7 would be released on September 18th. Techies like myself took note that iOS 7 will include quite a number of new features. We at Cisco want to help you understand what iOS […]

July 22, 2013


Success with Cisco Application Visibility and Control

2 min read

In December 2012, we introduced Application Visibility Control(AVC) for Wireless, with AireOS 7.4 which arms IT administrators with visibility into the applications running in their wireless network and the ability to prioritize the mission-critical ones. In this blog, I would like to share how SuccessEHS, an Alabama based company focused on delivering Electronic Health Record(EHR) […]

July 24, 2013


Success with Cisco Bonjour Services Directory

2 min read

Have you seen this video? For those of you who are not familiar with the technology, Bonjour is a multicast DNS(mDNS) based protocol used to advertise and connect to network...

July 12, 2013


Wireless Controller Redundancy with No Client Reauthentication Needed

1 min read

Last fall, I blogged about No SSID Outage or Access Point Stateful Switchover introduced with the AireOS 7.3 release whereby if your wireless LAN Controller fails due to some...