Cisco Sys­tems

Cisco con­tin­ued to de­velop the an­a­lyt­ics ca­pa­bil­i­ties, bring­ing end-to-end vis­i­bil­ity and an­a­lyt­ics from the end user to the net­work to the ap­pli­ca­tion

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With in­tent-based net­work­ing, Cisco changed the build­ing blocks for net­works. It cre­ated a plat­form for in­no­va­tion across our en­tire port­fo­lio. In fis­cal 2018, it in­tro­duced new wide-area net­work ( WAN) of­fer­ings through the in­te­gra­tion of Viptela’s SD-WAN ca­pa­bil­i­ties with Cisco’s core port­fo­lio, as well as new ac­cess and data cen­tre of­fer­ings. With the in­te­gra­tion of Ap­pDy­nam­ics, Cisco con­tin­ued to de­velop the an­a­lyt­ics ca­pa­bil­i­ties, bring­ing end-to-end vis­i­bil­ity and an­a­lyt­ics from the end user to the net­work to the ap­pli­ca­tion. Cisco in­tro­duced new de­vel­oper ca­pa­bil­i­ties span­ning all net­work do­mains.

In fis­cal 2018, Cisco de­liv­ered strong top-line growth and prof­itabil­ity, re­port­ing the high­est-ever global rev­enue of $49.3 bil­lion and its In­dian rev­enue is es­ti­mated at USD 840 Mn. Recurring of­fers ac­counted for 32% of the to­tal rev­enue in fis­cal 2018, and rev­enue from sub­scrip­tions was 54% of the soft­ware rev­enue. Cisco gen­er­ated glob­ally $13.7 bil­lion in op­er­at­ing cash flow in fis­cal 2018.

Cisco ac­quired broad­soft in uni­fied com­mu­ni­ca­tions, for cloud call­ing and con­tact cen­tre so­lu­tions in Feb. 2018. Un­der in­fra­struc­ture plat­forms, it ac­quired Sky­port Sys­tems in data cen­tre com­put­ing for cloud-man­aged, hyper­con­verged sys­tems that run and pro­tect busi­ness-crit­i­cal ap­pli­ca­tions. Next came Ac­com­pany, an AI-driven re­la­tion­ship in­tel­li­gence plat­form, for find­ing new prospects, nav­i­gat­ing the sell­ing process, and strength­en­ing re­la­tion­ships.

Cisco cus­tomers are look­ing for in­tent-based net­works that pro­vide mean­ing­ful busi­ness value through au­to­ma­tion, se­cu­rity, and an­a­lyt­ics. Cisco’s vi­sion is to de­liver highly se­cure, soft­ware-de­fined, au­to­mated, and in­tel­li­gent plat­forms for cus­tomers. Strate­gic pri­or­i­ties in­clude ac­cel­er­at­ing the pace of in­no­va­tion, in­creas­ing the value of the net­work, and trans­form­ing its busi­ness model.

In fis­cal 2018, Cisco con­tin­ued to in­vest in cloud se­cu­rity. These in­vest­ments in­clude in­tro­duc­ing the Stealth­watch Cloud, be­havioural threat de­tec­tion for IaaS (in­fra­struc­ture as a ser­vice) and PaaS (plat­form as a ser­vice) en­vi­ron­ments, ex­tend­ing the Um­brella Plat­form ca­pa­bil­i­ties, and pro­vid­ing new func­tions such as shadow IT dis­cov­ery in CloudLock, our CASB (Cloud Ac­cess Se­cu­rity Bro­ker) so­lu­tion.

Cisco sig­nif­i­cantly ex­tended the end­point se­cu­rity port­fo­lio (Ad­vanced Mal­ware Pro­tec­tion for End­points) with new ex­ploit pre­ven­tion ca­pa­bil­i­ties for file­less mal­ware. It is fo­cused on de­liv­er­ing an in­te­grated ar­chi­tec­ture across the se­cu­rity prod­ucts, high­lighted by the in­tro­duc­tion of Cisco Vis­i­bil­ity, a uni­fied threat man­age­ment plat­form across many of our prod­ucts.

Cisco’s other prod­ucts cat­e­gory con­sists of Ser­vice Provider Video Soft­ware, and So­lu­tions and cloud and sys­tem man­age­ment prod­ucts. Cisco an­nounced a de­fin­i­tive agree­ment to sell the Ser­vice Provider Video Soft­ware and So­lu­tions busi­ness in the fourth quar­ter of fis­cal 2018.

Over fis­cal 2018, Cisco made progress in shift­ing more of its busi­ness to soft­ware and sub­scrip­tions across the core net­work­ing port­fo­lio, and in ex­pand­ing the soft­ware of­fer­ings. Cisco’s ob­jec­tive is to con­tinue mov­ing to cloud-man­aged so­lu­tions across our en­tire en­ter­prise net­work­ing port­fo­lio.

Cisco con­tin­ues to ex­pand on its in­tent-driven in­fra­struc­ture, which fo­cuses on sim­plic­ity, au­to­ma­tion, and se­cu­rity, al­low­ing en­ter­prises to man­age and gov­ern the in­ter­ac­tions of users, de­vices and ap­pli­ca­tions across IT en­vi­ron­ments. Cisco also ex­tended SD-Ac­cess and Cisco DNA Cen­tre to the IoT en­vi­ron­ment and Ap­pli­ca­tion Cen­tric In­fra­struc­ture (ACI) to the pub­lic cloud.

—SAMEER GARDE Pres­i­dent, India & SAARC

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