About the Authors
Jim Doherty is the vice president of marketing at CipherOptics, where he leads the outbound marketing
teams. Prior to joining the CipherOptics team Jim held leadership positions with Symbol
Technologies and Cisco. Jim has more than 15 years of technical marketing and engineering experience
and has led various marketing campaigns for IP telephony, routing and switching, and network
security solutions. Jim is the coauthor of the Networking Simplified series of books published by
Cisco Press. Jim is a former Marine Corps sergeant; he holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering
from N.C. State University and an M.B.A. degree from Duke University.
Neil Anderson is the senior manager of enterprise systems engineering with Cisco. Neil has more
than 20 years of broad engineering experience including public telephone systems, mobile phone
systems, Internet, and home networking. At Cisco, Neil’s focus is on large corporate customers in the
areas of routing and switching, wireless, security, and IP communications. Neil is the coauthor of the
Networking Simplified series of books including Home Networking Simplified, Home Network
Security Simplified, and Internet Phone Services Simplified. Neil holds a B.S. degree in computer
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