August 4, 2022


Buy, Validate, Check: Steps & Tools to Help Partners Protect Against Counterfeit Cisco Gear

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There is strength in numbers. Cisco is an active member of the Alliance for Gray Market and Counterfeit Abatement and the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, non-profit organizations devoted to global Intellectual Property protection and combating product counterfeiting and piracy.

April 28, 2021


Look Closely Before Hitting “Buy”

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I was about to hit “Buy” for a name brand microphone when I noticed something was a bit off. Looking more closely, I realized this was not the true brand I thought it was and that it was being sold by a suspicious third party. My experience was trivial compared to what can happen to Cisco’s partners with gray market and counterfeit products which account for over $1 Billion in displaced sales annually.

December 16, 2020


3 Key Steps to Protect Your Network from Counterfeit Cisco Products

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Learn how to protect from Cisco counterfeit by accessing “Our Identify Counterfeit” platform, source from Cisco partners and check if your gear comes with a valid software license and warranty.

January 23, 2018


Cisco Takes Action Against Counterfeiters to Protect Customers and Partners

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The Cisco brand signifies innovation and quality, and our products are in high demand throughout the world. While counterfeiters try to trade on our reputation, Cisco employs various anti-counterfeiting measures to protect our customers from the substantial risks of deploying counterfeit products in sophisticated networks.

June 18, 2015


Securing the Supply Chain is a Collaborative Effort

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I’ve been thinking lately about how collaboration can work for the IT industry as we strive to address security. Cisco’s supply chain security capability focuses on three key exposures: taint, counterfeit and misuse of intellectual property. Specifically, I’ve been thinking about how we might detect and mitigate against counterfeit ASICs. I have a hunch that […]