He added: "Since the iPhone seems destined to be a popular device, we are eager to provide our customers and partners with the most compelling unified communications experience possible on it. Second, as we have worked with the iPhone, we have gotten very excited by its programming capabilities. The robust operating system, powerful hardware, and great programming tools allow us to consider some exciting applications and experiences for the iPhone...Our engineers are already demonstrating some compelling applications. I can’t wait to use them."
Cisco has a global reputation for its security expertise. Last month it was selected by the Information Systems Security Association - the largest international professional association for information security specialists with 10,000 members in 70 countries - as its '2007 Outstanding Organisation of the Year', in recognition of its contributions to ISSA and the security profession overall. "Cisco represents leadership and innovation in the information security industry," said ISSA international president Howard A Schmidt.