Ever heard of Allied Telesis?

They just invited me for a booth visit at ASIS, and since I'd never heard of Allied Telesis, I said yes. They claim to be in the IP surveillance space, and you can find a white paper they've done on their presence in surveillance here, but I've never heard anyone mention them. Just like I seem to discover a new storage manufacturer about once a day who's suddenly paying attention to IP surveillance because they've seen some crazy ABI numbers about doubling of the surveillance market to $41 billion by 2014, so, too, I guess, should we expect switcher makers and other network types who know how to move gigabits around to pay attention to security. Can't be a bad thing, really. Just hard to keep track of them all sometimes. Guess that's kind of my job, though.


You mean someone other than CIsco makes switches!?!?!? My IT guys will be shocked......

Ok, I admit that's secretly the comment I was fishing for. Well played Ross.

When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. When you spend all that time and money getting your CCNA, the only switches that exist are Cisco's.

That might sound chocking but yes, there are other Switch Manufacturers out there, and it's really amazing that they can build products as good as, and sometimes even better than Cisco. But what's really unbelievable is that they use the same command structure (so CCNA money does not go down the drain), have incredibly better Web interfaces for product configuration, are REALLY wirespeed (something Cisco is not in many switches) and don't cost an arm and a leg. It's a brave new world isn't it......