CISCO - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   CISCO has launched which cloud based secure internet gateway?

a. Umbrella
b. Cloud Umbrella
c. Tech Umbrella
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Umbrella

International networking giant CISCO on 13th Feb 2017 launched a cloud based secure internet gateway that provides visibility and protection against threats wherever users work.

This gateway called Umbrella provides safe access to internet everywhere users go.

The secure internet gateway helps users even if they are off VPN and provides first line of visibility and defence regardless of where the users connect from or to.

Secure internet gateway, Cisco Umbrella, can protect today's enterprise and beyond as mobility increases and new cloud services are adopted.

Umbrella stops current and emergent threats over all ports and protocols for the most comprehensive coverage.

It blocks access to malicious domains, URLs, IPs, and files before a connection is ever established or a file downloaded.

By combining "Umbrella" with CISCO Cloudlock's Cloud Access Security Broker organisations can identify which SaaS apps are being used and enforce policies to block risky or inappropriate apps.

"Umbrella" can integrate with existing systems, including security appliances, intelligence platforms or feeds, and custom, in-house tools.

This enables users to extend protection for devices and locations beyond the perimeter.

Umbrella' resolves over 100 billion internet requests every day and correlates this live data with over 11 billion historical events.

This is analysed to identify patterns, detect anomalies, and create models to automatically uncover attacker infrastructure being staged for the next threat.


  • Type: Public
  • Traded as: NASDAQ: CSCO; NASDAQ-100 Component; DJIA Component; S&P 100 Component; S&P 500 Component
  • Industry: Networking equipment
  • Founded: December 10, 1984, San Francisco, California
  • Founders: Leonard Bosack, Sandy Lerner
  • Headquarters: San José, California
  • Area served: Worldwide
  • Executive Chairman: John Chambers
  • CEO: Chuck Robbins

2)   Rajasthan’s education department has partnered with which tech firm to promote digital learning?

a. Infosys
b. TCS
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 


The state education department of Rajasthan has partnered with US based technology firm CISCO to promote digital learning across the state using virtual digital room solutions.

  • Initiative aims to enhance the quality of education through digital learning for academia to connect, collaborate and share content across 12 centres of State Institute for Education Management and Training.
  • CISCO has committed to 5000 man hours of training and partnered with the Rajasthan government to establish Digital Learning Solution Rooms which will deploy virtual digital classrooms across 12 institutes as part of the ongoing social initiative programme in Rajasthan.
  • Partnership covers various initiatives of digitising the state which include projects on urban development and acceleration of local innovation.
  • Education is the most potent catalyst of economic empowerment as highly skilled workforce and building local capacity will speed up digital transformation in the state.
  • Digital learning initiative will result in qualitative and quantitative enhancement of training capabilities.