Cisco Stops All Russia Operations, HornetSecurity Offers Free Cloud Security to Ukraine Businesses

Check Point Research shows overall cyberattacks increasing since the start of the conflict.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

March 18, 2022

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Cisco Systems has stopped all business operations, including sales and services, in Russia and Belarus in response to the ongoing Ukraine invasion.

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins issued a letter stating his company’s plans for the foreseeable future as the invasion continues. The latest news includes Russia launching missile strikes near Ukraine’s western city, Lviv.

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Dell, HPE, IBM Cloud, Oracle and VMware and other cloud companies already have either stopped selling to new, or servicing existing, customers in Russia.

Cisco Halting Russia Operations the ‘Right Decision’

Robbins said stopping all business operations in Russia and Belarus is the “right decision.” And Cisco is working with customers and partners in the extended region to ensure business continuity.


Cisco’s Chuck Robbins

“We will be in touch with our customers and partners in Russia and Belarus with additional details,” he said. “We recognize that many people, including all of our teams, are impacted by this war.”

Cisco teams are “working tirelessly” on customers and partners’ behalf, Robbins said. It will answer questions and provide updates as the crisis develops.

To help those in Ukraine, Cisco is enabling auto-renewals on any software or services for its Ukrainian customers at no charge. In addition, it’s offering one free year of Webex meetings. Moreover, it’s providing free calls to Ukraine.

Scroll through our slideshow above for more from Cisco and how others are responding to the Ukraine crisis.

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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