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Cisco’s Peter Romness: Common Access Cards Need Support From Comprehensive Authentication

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 14, 2016 — Peter Romness, U.S. public sector cybersecurity solutions lead at Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), has called for more comprehensive authentication measures to support common access cards in order to counter advanced cyber threats, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. C4ISR & Networks reported Monday that Romness suggested the capability …

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CRN: SimpliVity Adds Cisco Vets Gary DePreta, Geoff Fancher to Sales Team

Massachusetts-based hyperconvergence software startup SimpliVity has hired former Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) sales executives Gary DePreta and Geoff Fancher to join the former company’s sales team, CRN reported Monday. Kevin McLaughlin writes DePreta, formerly director of the national security agencies business at Cisco, will serve as head of SimpliVity’s U.S. federal sales. …

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Rob Salvagno: Cisco to Purchase Lancope for Enterprise Network Defense Strategy

Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) has agreed to acquire network security company Lancope for about $452.5 million in cash and equity awards in a push to deliver integrated threat defense platforms for enterprise clients. Rob Salvagno, vice president of corporate business development at Cisco, said Tuesday the company seeks to leverage Lancope’s StealthWatch system …

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Rob Salvagno: Cisco Seeks Analytics Portfolio Growth Through ParStream Acquisition

Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) has agreed to acquire Cologne, Germany-based data analytics technology developer ParStream as the companies aim to help enterprise clients manage data from connected systems. Rob Salvagno, vice president of corporate business development at Cisco, wrote in a blog post published Monday the company expects to complete the …

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Cisco, UCSF Plan Health Interoperability Tool

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 23,  2015 — Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) and the University of California San Francisco have agreed to jointly develop a tool that would enable organizations to easily share health information and facilitate patient care, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Mala Anand, senior vice president of software platforms group at …

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Cisco’s Diane Gongaware Discusses Internet of Everything Trends in Fed

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 30, 2015 — Diane Gongaware, senior director for Cisco’s (Nasdaq: CSCO) U.S. public sector partner organization, discussed the development of the Internet of Everything as a concept and a technology in the federal marketplace during a recent interview with ExecutiveBiz posted Wednesday. “The Internet of Everything …

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Report: Cisco Eyeing German, British Tech Partnerships

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 6, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday on Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) engaging in talks with Germany and the U.K. over potential technology partnerships that would focus on engineer training, network equipment testing and startup investments. Bloomberg cited Wednesday unnamed persons familiar with the negotiations as saying the …

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Hilton Romanski: Cisco to Buy OpenDNS in Connected-Device Security Push

Cisco has agreed to purchase network security firm OpenDNS for $635 million cash in a push to help organizations protect their connected devices against sophisticated threats. The companies seek to integrate OpenDNS’ predictive threat intelligence and software-as-a-service cloud security platform with Cisco’s Security Everywhere framework to mitigate the risk of …

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Former Cisco Exec Frank Calderoni Joins Red Hat as CFO, EVP for Operations

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 23, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — GovCon Executive reported Monday on Frank Calderoni joining Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) as its new chief financial officer and executive vice president of operations. Prior to his appointment, Calderoni served as executive adviser, EVP and CFO at Cisco Systems for …

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John Oberon Joins Cisco as Internet of Things Software VP

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 5, 2015 — GovCon Executive reported Thursday on John Oberon assuming the post of vice president for Internet of Things software platforms at Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO). Oberon was general manager and engineering VP for Intel company Mashery prior to joining Cisco, and also worked for Intuit …

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