Re: And Cisco :-(
"Cisco's servers require Flash to manage them too. When I first complained to Cisco about it, they said "Meh." When I pointed out other server vendors manage to write management interfaces without Flash, they just shrugged their shoulders."
Possible riposte. Tell Cisco that if they get pwned because of the need for Flash, the potential financial liability due to lawsuits and so on will be for more than it would cost your firm to do a top-down Cisco-free overhaul of the infrastructure. "A little pain now to dodge a lot of pain later" is at least something bean counters would understand, and few things will make a firm like Cisco take notice is the threat of a defection (and all the viral bad press that entails).