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Posts from Date:   2012-11

Cisco buys Meraki

by Paul DeBeasi  |  November 19, 2012

Cisco has announced their intent to buy Meraki. Meraki provides wired/wireless LAN and security products all managed via the cloud. What does “managed via the cloud” mean?  It means that the management server is in the cloud, rather than in the enterprise data center (see figure). The benefit of such an approach is ease of installation […]

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Cisco Connected Mobile Launch

by Paul DeBeasi  |  November 15, 2012

Cisco launched their Connected Mobile solution today. What is it?  In short, it is a method by which hotspot providers can advertise and deploy services to mobile devices before the device authenticates with the network and with little or no user action. Why should anyone care?  Well, think about what you have to do to login to WiFi […]

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