Term used to describe someone who believes that Cisco has a product for every need or is the best solution for every problem. Regardless of the problem. And regardless of the solution. Distinguished by their plumage, the ‘free polo shirt’ (only three dollars in bulk from China’), or the ‘free Cisco fleece’ (only grudgingly handed out today for deals in excess of USD$1 million, because of budget cutbacks).
More extreme cases wear the ‘CCIE Bomber Jacket’ or ‘Networkers 2001 shirt’ but these are very rare indeed.
In recent times, Cisco has not had everything go their way with Juniper and Huawei spoiling the fun, so some Ciscotist’s are toning down their strident pitch.
While its probably true that Cisco IOS remains king, and the ASA firewalls are neat, some of Cisco’s other products haven’t been so great – big shout out to the CSS and CS-MARS people, oh yes, thanks for bringing those out. And who can forget the Lightstream 100, or the Cisco 8500. Ah, good times.
Lesser known terms:
- Ciscotista – alternate terminology