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  • Cisco calls on Arista to stop selling products in US after agency reverses patent finding

    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has revoked its November 2016 finding that Arista’s redesigned products don’t infringe a key Cisco patent -- as a result Cisco called on Arista to stop importing those products and recall others sold with redesigned software. The finding is the latest round in a high-stakes battle between Cisco and Arista over patents and copyrights that has been going on since 2014. In the summer of 2016 the US Trade Representative began an import ban as well as a cease and desist order covering Arista products imposed by the International Trade Commission in June where it ruled that Arista had infringed on a number of Cisco’s technology patents.

    17 Jan. 17 02:48 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Viptela taps former Cisco, Dell-EMC exec to lead SD-WAN charge

    Software-Defined WAN vendor Viptela today announced industry veteran and former Cisco and Dell EMC executive Praveen Akkiraju will become its new CEO as the company looks to increase its presence in the rapidly-budding market.

    13 Jan. 17 06:31 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Fortinet embraces Cisco, HPE, Nokia

    Fortinet is adding Cisco, HPE and Nokia to its stable of partners whose security gear can share information with Fortinet products to improve overall security.

    11 Jan. 17 02:57 Written by Tim Greene
  • Arista wins big in latest court patent case go-around over Cisco

    In rejecting a $335 million damage award to Cisco, a California jury gave Arista Networks a key verdict in part of the expansive patent infringement lawsuit the two networking companies are fighting over.
    While the jury found Arista had copied some of Cisco Command Line Interface it declined it declined to award in damages. The jury also found that Arista did not infringe the single patent remaining in the case as well as Cisco’s asserted copyrights in its user manuals.

    15 Dec. 16 15:02 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Jury rejects Cisco's damages claim against Arista

    Cisco Systems suffered a major defeat in its long legal fight against rival Arista Networks on Wednesday when a federal court jury rejected its demand for damages.

    15 Dec. 16 10:52 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Cisco dents Arista again with patent infringement ruling

    U.S. International Trade Commission Judge MaryJoan McNamara issued the so-called “initial determination” on the case which now must be reviewed by the ITC. In the end should the ITC find against Arista its switches could once again be banned from import into the US. The ITC you may recall ruled against Arista in another part of this case and between June and August the company could not import those products. In November Arista announced that US Customs has given it permission to resume importing its networking gear in the United States.

    10 Dec. 16 13:56 Written by Michael Cooney
  • 2016 will be 1 second longer: Google can help you cope

    Like a man eager to show off his new watch, Google is encouraging anyone running IT operations to ask it for the time. The company will let anyone use its NTP (Network Time Protocol) servers, a move to help IT shops cope with the next “leap second,” which will be tacked onto 2016.

    01 Dec. 16 10:39 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • IBM warns of rising VoIP cyber-attacks

    IBM says common Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and SIP and Cisco Skinny Client Control Protocol (SCCP) are most common targets.

    01 Dec. 16 09:06 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Tips for building SD-WANs

    Keep these recommendations in mind as your WAN evolves to ensure an efficient and effective cloud and Internet-centric architecture

    30 Nov. 16 07:42 Written by By Archana Kesavan, Product Marketer, ThousandEyes
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