Cisco Announces Intent to Purchase Meraki

![](http://static.techfieldday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Meraki.jpg) Yesterday there was a flurry of activity on Twitter when Tom Hollingsworth ([@networkingnerd](http://twitter.com/networkingnerd)) broke the news that Cisco was announcing its intent to acquire San Francisco based Meraki. His article is over at [http://networkingnerd.net](http://networkingnerd.net/2012/11/18/cisco-to-buy-meraki/). Now I have to throw […]

Cisco Talks 802.11u, Demos 802.11ac, and Proves They Can Speak Apple

![](http://techfieldday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Cisco.gif) Cisco brought some cool toys to the party at Wireless Field Day 3 last Friday, as I have already posted. Their 802.11ac demonstration (see video below) had a room full of verbose wireless professionals pretty quiet for a few […]

On Being a Customer Speaker and Panel Member at Cisco Live…

This year I was invited to present a customer case study of my network at Cisco Live outlining all that Cisco products have provided for security on campus. I mainly spoke about our packet shaper, the Services Control Engine (SCE), […]

ASR Zone Based Firewall HTTP Inspection Issues

We recently upgraded our border router to a Cisco ASR 1001 and installed it using a zone-based firewall. Soon after installation we received reports from around campus that downloads were being interrupted and failing. After some research we narrowed it […]