IOS

March 27, 2013

SECURITY

Today’s the Day: Announcing the Cisco IOS Software Security Advisory Bundle

Today, Cisco is celebrating a milestone in its commitment to helping you act on security intelligence—our 10th bundle of Cisco IOS Software Security Advisories. We’re proud of our commitment to these predictable disclosures (on the fourth Wednesday of March and September annually) because they originated as a direct response to your feedback. Bundled publications allow you to plan ahead […]

March 20, 2013

SECURITY

March 2013 Cisco IOS Software Security Advisories: T-7 and Counting!

On Wednesday of next week, the Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) will release the first Cisco IOS Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication of 2013. As a reminder, Cisco releases bundles of Cisco IOS Software Security Advisories on the fourth Wednesday of March and September each calendar year. As is the case with the vast majority of our Security Advisories, vulnerabilities scheduled for disclosure in the upcoming bundle will normally have a Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) Base Score from 7.0 to 10.0.

January 15, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Catalyst 6500 with Sup2T achieves IPv6 Certifications!

The Global Certification Team is proud to announce that the Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switch with Sup2T has earned USGv6 and ReadyLogo Phase two certifications on IOS release 15.0(1)SY1 and later.  The details of the USGv6 certification can be found here.  LIkewise, the ReadyLogo information can be found here. The Supervisor Engine 2T is designed to […]

January 8, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Cisco 7600 series Routers are Common Criteria Certified!

The Global Certification Team wants to wish each of you a very happy and prosperous new year.  To start this year right, we are proud to announce that the Cisco 7600 Series Routers have been Common Criteria Certified!  The evaluation includes the 7613, 7609-S, 7606-S, 7604 or 7603-S, with an RSP720 Management Card, and VPN IPSec SPA (ws-ipsec-3) running IOS 15.1(3)S3. […]

December 19, 2012

NETWORKING

Demystifying the Catalyst: IOS Device Sensors

In this blog, let us take a look at how Catalyst access switches profile the various connected devices and make the information available to various network services. Many devices like laptops, IP phones, cameras etc. are connected to the network and need to be managed by IT for asset management, device onboarding, switch configuration, policy […]

December 4, 2012

NETWORKING

Demystifying the Catalyst: Video Application Monitoring and Troubleshooting

In my previous blog, we looked at how Catalyst switches can be used to assess video application readiness in the network before rolling out a video based collaboration application. In this blog, let us take a look at available tools on the Catalyst switches to monitor and troubleshoot video problems in the network. As we […]

The onePK Software Architecture

This post is about the onePK software architecture, and how it allows us to consistently expose network operating system (NOS) features to a wide variety of programming environments for IOS, IOS-XE, IOS-XR and NXOS. For an overview of onePK in general, and some more context, see my October 2012 post and my slides in Slideshare. The main elements […]

November 28, 2012

NETWORKING

Cisco Customers can now manage energy consumption of IP connected devices at no charge with Cisco EnergyWise Fast-Start …

Be it tax-credits/subsidies in different parts of the world or the recent news of California setting up a carbon trading exchange – no week passes by without the mention of “the importance of saving energy” or “reducing greenhouse gases”. Yet, with the explosion of technology and IP-connected devices; IT consumes over 25% of energy in […]