The 10 Biggest Cisco News Stories Of 2022
The biggest news for the tech behemoth in 2022 included executive moves, layoffs and real estate rebalancing plans, supply chain challenges, and the company furthering its XaaS strategy.
9. Second Cisco Plus Xaas Offer Launched
The company in June took to RSA 2022 in June to launch its second, and highly anticipated Cisco Plus Xaas offer: Cisco Plus Secure Connect Now.
Secure Connect Now, available now in several countries, is a unified security and networking offering. The solution gives partners and enterprises a “turnkey” solution for the quick deployment of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) that can be operated and managed through the cloud on an as-a-service subscription, Jeetu Patel, executive vice president and general manager of Security and Collaboration at Cisco, told CRN just ahead of the announcement. Cisco Plus Secure Connect Now has been built on a foundation of Cisco’s cloud-first Meraki platform and is accessible via the Meraki dashboard. The offering contains Meraki SD-WAN and Cisco Umbrella security functions.
The latest Cisco Plus offer joins Cisco’s first XaaS offer; Cisco Plus Hybrid Cloud, which includes Cisco’s entire data center compute, networking and storage portfolio and was launched at the end of 2021.