Swisscom has selected Cisco as its preferred supplier for a five-year IP network transformation project
Swisscom and Cisco have signed an agreement that will further strengthen their strategic relationship on critical network infrastructure. Cisco was selected as the preferred supplier to transform Swisscom's IP network architecture over the next five years to enable the internet for the future.
Swisscom's IP network landscape is a crucial element of the service provider's transport network that builds the backbone of data traffic in Switzerland and carries every bit and byte. It ensures connectivity for Switzerland's economy and all digital services used by consumers (e.g., internet, television, and voice services).
With capacity requirements increasing by 25% each year, it is crucial that Swisscom's transport network expands at the same rate and can provide the base infrastructure for the gradual digitalization of Switzerland.
Even big enterprises can learn a thing or two from security-savvy smaller businesses.
Conventional wisdom would have us believe that only large enterprises
excel at cybersecurity.
But small-to-medium-sized businesses can keep up with their bigger cousins - and with their agility and resourcefulness can even outperform in some
areas, like aligning cybersecurity strategies with the business side.
This was a key finding in Cisco's "2021 SMB Security Outcomes Study"
And last week an episode of CiscoChat Live! picked up the theme.
In a session moderated by Hazel Burton, Cisco Secure Product Marketing
and Thought Leadership Manager, security experts shared some of the
strategies that successful SMBs are employing - and what others, large
and small, can learn from them.
Burton began with a question for Wolfgang Goerlich, a Cisco Advisory
CISO, about some of the SMB security advantages that emerged in the Cisco
study, which included responses from more than 850 small-and-medium-sized
"In our study," Goerlich answered, "we highlight a couple of
things that small- and mid-sized businesses do better than their larger
counterparts. And what we found is that these small and medium businesses
were better at enabling and keeping up with the business. And some were
good at operating efficiently. That last one probably makes sense,
because if you have a small business, you don't have much, but you
have to make the most of what you have."