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Scott Harrell

Senior Vice President and General Manager

Enterprise Networking Business

Scott Harrell is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Business. In this role, he is responsible for product management, user experience, and business development for all enterprise networking products and solutions. This multibillion-dollar portfolio consists of the industry’s broadest range of routers, switches, and wireless that span the campus, access, and wide area networks.

Since joining Cisco in 2001, Harrell has held leadership roles in product management and engineering in the Enterprise Networking and Security businesses where he has helped define and build technology portfolios to meet the rapidly evolving demands of digital businesses.

Most recently, Harrell led product management for Cisco’s security business where he helped transform Cisco’s world-class security portfolio and transition the business to a software led business model. In this role, he was also responsible for the product strategy and the integration of several successful acquisitions.

Prior to Cisco, Harrell worked in a strategic planning role at Intel Corporation. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelors of Science from Georgia Institute of Technology.

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January 25, 2017

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Quantifying the Benefits of Network Transformation

We put IDC in touch with eight trailblazers who are using Cisco DNA to transform their business. Read my favorite highlights from the research and results.

July 11, 2016

SECURITY

Effective Security Made Simple

Every day companies are turning to digital to create new customer experiences, new business models and gain greater efficiencies. But all the while, attackers continue to advance. To defend against aggressive adversaries, security must advance to more effective solutions that are simple, automated and open. Why?  Let’s take a look at a scenario that could […]

April 26, 2016

SECURITY

The Service Provider Security Question

I talk to a lot of customers and partners in the Service Provider space, and among the many conversations, I notice a common set of concerns centered around a simple...

March 7, 2016

SECURITY

Cisco recognized for security leadership at the 2016 RSA Conference

Best Security Company and Best Security Organization Awards for Cisco I speak with customers and partners frequently and I always hear common themes in the challenges that prevent them from...

February 16, 2016

SECURITY

Introducing Cisco Firepower 4100 Series Next-Generation Firewall

Enable Digital Business with the Industry’s First Fully Integrated, Threat-Focused NGFW Today’s world is undergoing digital disruption that will spark more connectivity than ever before, as consumers, businesses and governments...

November 3, 2015

SECURITY

Extending Security Everywhere

Just a few months ago at Cisco Live U.S., we announced both our strategy and several new offerings for Security Everywhere Across the Extended Network. We believe that our vision of delivering Security Everywhere – from the cloud to the network to the endpoint – is essential to reduce risk, gain competitive advantage and make […]

June 8, 2015

SECURITY

Security Everywhere Across the Extended Network

The digital economy and the Internet of Everything (IoE) are creating a host of new opportunities.  With as many as 50 billion connected devices by 2020, this wave of digitization will spell new opportunities for organizations and governments and the consumers and citizens they serve. Yet, the more things become connected, the more opportunities exist […]

September 16, 2014

SECURITY

Introducing the Industry’s First Threat-Focused Next-Generation Firewall

Cisco is a strong proponent for shifting the mindset regarding the capabilities a Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) must provide to stay relevant in a world that is dealing with dynamic threats. While nothing is technically wrong with legacy NGFWs, much is wrong with their approach. To meet current and future needs, a NGFW must now provide […]