Apparently a story that we reported on earlier today was not entirely correct. In fact, it was completely inaccurate. We reported earlier that Cisco was planning on ditching the Linksys name in favor of using the Cisco name on all of their products.
According to Cisco, they do not have any current plans to phase out the Linksys name, as it is very well recognized in the eyes of the consumer. Personally, I'm glad to see that it's staying put, I always hate seeing brand names that have been around for years suddenly vanish one day.
Still, there is always a chance that they will nix the name sometime in the future. According to Cisco they will "examine their branding strategy going forward."
Rumor Smashed: Linksys Brand Not Going Anywhere [via gizmodo]