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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Making the most of IT - ten essential tips on security for your business

    If you're in business then you're involved in security. The security of your information, your premises, your customer data In this guide we'll aim to talk you through a number of the issues you need to look at and we'll make a start in equipping you with the information you're...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Disaster Recovery Solution Using Virtualization Technology: The Disaster Recovery Project Ii at Sap Co-Innovation Lab Tokyo

    Today, IT systems play a critical role in almost all companies. System malfunctions caused by natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons, or human-caused disasters such as terrorism and hacking, may lead to immeasurable damage to business operations. Japan is an earthquake-prone country, so maintaining the integrity of IT systems...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    The Agile Business Architecture: Creating Service Provider Value Through Smart Sourcing

    The service provider industry has experienced rapid and significant transformation over the past five years as broadband has proliferated, networks have enabled ubiquitous mobility, and IP has become the de facto technology standard. Over-The-Top (OTT) providers such as Google, Apple, and Amazon, the rising stars of this transformation, are now...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Best Practices for Monitoring Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise With Cisco Unified Operations Manager

    This paper highlights suggested best practices for field personnel and customers. It will help enables one to effectively use Cisco Unified Operations Manager to monitor Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise. Cisco Unified Operations Manager (referred to as Operations Manager from this point forward) provides a unified view of the entire...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Cisco and Fluke Networks End-to-End Application Performance Management Solution for Managed Services

    By taking advantage of APM solutions from Cisco and Fluke Networks, MSPs and IT departments that operate in a similar manner have full visibility into application performance and can align network resources and control utilization according to business priority and application requirements and accelerate the performance of applications to essentially...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Data Center Interconnect: Layer 2 Extension Between Remote Data Centers

    Cisco recommends retaining Layer 2 domains within each data center. However to meet new application framework requirements or for migration purposes, an enterprise may have to extend Layer 2 beyond the data center. If there is no Layer 3 alternative, Cisco recommends the three approaches listed here. These approaches allow...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Next-Generation Managed Services: A Window of Opportunity for Service Providers

    Next-generation managed services provide SPs a platform on which to expand their business models to include higher-order services that achieve greater margins and realize business goals. Industry analysts estimate that the entire managed services market (which comprises the network, computer, and application layers) will be driven by advanced managed services...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    The Agile Business Architecture Creating Service Provider Value Through Smart Sourcing

    The service provider industry has experienced rapid and significant transformation over the past five years as broadband has proliferated, networks have enabled ubiquitous mobility, and IP has become the de facto technology standard. Over-The-Top (OTT) providers such as Google, Apple, and Amazon, the rising stars of this transformation, are now...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2009

    Federal Agency Enables Global Collaboration Over Low-Bandwidth Links

    The Peace Corps is a U.S. federal government agency dedicated to world peace and friendship, established in 1961. The Peace Corps wanted to enable global volunteers to collaborate and reduce network costs. The challenge was to minimize IT burden. The Peace Corps deployed a global VPN used Cisco Wide Area...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2009

    Healthcare Provider Builds Parallel PBX Voice Network

    Baptist Health South Florida is the largest faith-based, not-for-profit health care organization in the Southeastern United States. Baptist Health South Florida created a cost-effective network for voice traffic and avoided the expense of expanding wiring closets. The challenge was are they able to migrate to 10 Gigabit Ethernet without equipment...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2009

    German University Powers Supercomputing Research With IPv6 Network

    Leibniz Supercomputing Centre wants to provide advanced network services to more than 100,000 higher-education students and researchers, and meet escalating network demands. They deployed to scalable, flexible network infrastructure based on Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches delivers parallel IPv4 and IPv6 services without equipment upgrades or additional costs. LRZ has...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Unified Communications: IP Networks, Connecting People Any Time, Any Where

    Business communications in today's work culture is having a significant impact on how companies and people operate. People want information right now, want to share complex applications to brainstorm ideas, make decisions, etc. This is driven by global workforce, rapid travel and faster business cycles. Applications like instant messaging, IP...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Improving Patient Care with a High-Performance CampusFabric

    The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), a large medical treatment and research campus in upstate New York, is the university's primary medical facility for education, research, and patient care. Like most healthcare providers, URMC relies on its network to deliver patient services, reduce costs, and make its operations as...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Network Foundation Protection

    This paper describes the best practices for securing the network infrastructure itself. This includes setting a security baseline for protecting the control and management planes as well as setting a strong foundation on which more advanced methods and techniques can subsequently be built on. Later in this paper, each design...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Multiservice Activation and Deactivation in a CoA Message

    This feature allows multiple services to be activated or deactivated by a single Change of Authorization (CoA) message sent from the policy server. This feature is similar to the Multiservice Activation in Access-Accept Message feature, but in this case it is assumed that the user session is already active. The...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2009

    Endesa Pilots a New Paradigm in Telecontrol Networks

    Endesa is the leading utility in the Spanish electricity system. Endesa developed an innovative packet-switching network that took into account the demands created by the singular environment in which a utility has to operate: reliability, resilience and immunity in the presence of strong electrical fields. They want to migrate from...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    SAFE Overview

    The ever-evolving security landscape presents a continuous challenge to organizations. The fast proliferation of botnets, the increasing sophistication of network attacks, the alarming growth of Internet-based organized crime and espionage, identity and data theft, more innovative insider attacks, and emerging new forms of threats on mobile systems are examples of...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Virtualization, Isolation and Encryption of IP Video Surveillance

    This paper demonstrates how to secure and logically separate an enterprise network to support IP Video Surveillance. The design described in this paper implements the concepts of virtualization, path isolation, and encryption at both branch and campus LAN/WAN. If remote users have a business requirement to view live and archived...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    The Cisco Powered Network Cloud: An Exciting Managed Services Opportunity

    The cloud computing phenomenon is generating a lot of interest worldwide because of its potential to offer services on demand, at lower cost than current options, and with less complexity, greater scalability, and wider reach. The opportunities for providers of managed services to benefit from this model are significant and...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Cisco Open Platform for Safety and Security: Understand the Mobile Force Architecture Building Block

    The Cisco Open Platform for Safety and Security is an architecture framework for building solutions to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from incidents. The framework comprises six building blocks: Command and Control, Mission-Critical Network, Incident Collaboration, Sensing and Actuation, Mobile Force, and Citizen-Authority Interaction. This white paper, intended...

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2009

    802.11n for Higher Education: Exceed Your Mobility and Wireless Expectations

    The attendee of this webcast will learn how to exceed the mobility expectations of the students, faculty, staff, and administrators with 802.11n wireless. The presenters will discuss the benefits of their pervasive Cisco Unified Wireless Network. The attendee will gain insight into the value of high-performance wireless for the delivery...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Hyperconnectivity and the Approaching Zettabyte Era

    This white paper is part of the Cisco Visual Networking Index, an ongoing initiative to track and forecast the impact of visual networking applications. This paper presents some of the key findings of Cisco's global IP traffic forecast and explores the implications of IP traffic growth for the service providers.

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2009

    Beyond Casual Mobility: Building Wireless LANs That Scale

    The attendee of this webcast will learn strategies for deploying high scale, wireless LANs. Discover tips for architecting wireless LANs that integrate with the wired LAN and scale to meet a variety of application needs across an array of topologies. The attendee will find out how to validate the performance...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2009

    IT Service Provider Brings 802.1X Security to Wired Network

    This case study talks about Siemens IT Solutions and Services that utilizes Cisco 802.1X security solution for controlling network access for mobile workforces. This organization deals in IT solutions and services and supports a range of customers in various industries. With the growth in number of mobile employees, the company...

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2009

    802.11n for K-12: Empower Learning and Collaboration With High-Speed Wireless

    The attendee of this webcast will discover how to empower greater learning and collaboration for the school and school district with 802.11n wireless. The presenters of this webcast discuss how the Cisco Unified Wireless Network is providing reliable wireless services to their teachers, students, guests, and administrators. The attendee will...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Application Control: Using Zone-Based Firewall to Control Instant Messaging and Peer-to-Peer Applications

    Instant messaging and peer-to-peer applications are two of the most widely used applications on the Internet. Most organizations view these applications as frivolous ways to consume expensive resources, including employee time and network bandwidth. Furthermore, instant messaging and peer-to-peer networks can act as a conduit for malicious threats such as...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: Meet the Challenge With Cisco Unified Computing System

    The Cisco Unified Computing System is designed to meet the unique requirements of VDI deployments. The Cisco Unified Computing System is an integrated, scalable, and manageable platform in which all resources are managed from a unified management domain. The simplified architecture helps reduce acquisition costs and enables more efficient power...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Priority Flow Control: Build Reliable Layer 2 Infrastructure

    This paper describes Priority Flow Control (PFC), one of the functions of IEEE 802.1 Data Center Bridging, introduced to address reliability at Layer 2 on the Ethernet medium. PFC enables lossless semantics for a subset of the Layer 2 flows carried on an Ethernet segment. The subset of flows subject...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Private Cloud Computing for Enterprises: Meet the Demands of High Utilization and Rapid Change

    Customers today can take the first step with Cisco toward cloud computing and private clouds, as the enterprise IT infrastructure evolves toward a cost-effective, ubiquitous, easily accessible, reliable and efficient utility service, with unified management for ease of delivery. Private clouds keep the benefits of cloud computing under the control...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Scalability Study for Deploying VMware View on Cisco UCS and EMC Symmetrix V-Max Systems

    This paper reports the results of a study evaluating the scalability of the VMware View virtual desktop environment on a Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) connected to EMC Symmetrix V-Max Series arrays with Enginuity via a Cisco MDS director class SAN Switch. The paper also provides guidance and sizing recommendation...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution 3.2 Large-Scale: Deployment Guide

    This white paper provides an outline and recommendations for deploying CiscoWorks LMS server. It also tries to highlight some of the best practices related to the deployment of large-scale networks and makes the user aware of the scaling characteristics of the various individual CiscoWorks products. Its implementation may vary -...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Deploying CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution 3.x in a Virtualized Environment

    Virtualization is the new buzz that is on the lips of everyone from IT professionals to executives. Everyone benefits in his or her own way. This paper introduces the option of installing the CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution (LMS) 3.x bundle on a virtualized platform. It looks at each solution, its...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Migrating From Traditional to Flexible NetFlow

    Some might simply think of using Flexible NetFlow the same way they have used Traditional NetFlow: that is, with the same flow record and by exporting with NetFlow Version 5 or NetFlow Version 9. Although this is possible and provides an interim solution to achieving a smooth migration that does...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Video Quality Assurance Across IP Networks: Challenges, Requirements & Winning Strategies

    As customers demand increasing flexibility to receive video services anywhere and anytime with the best possible quality of service, cable operators of all types have deployed IP next-generation networks, which provide new levels of scalability, flexibility and fault resilience, while acting as a platform for the rapid deployment of new...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2009

    Cisco IronPort Solutions Provide an Education in Web Security

    Located in the foothills of Washington's Cascade Mountains, the Enumclaw School District supervises the education of K-12 students living within its 444-square-mile boundary. The district, which has been serving the area for more than 120 years, features five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. To ensure its...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Unified Data Center Fabric: Reduce Costs and Improve Flexibility

    Enterprises' growing dependence on IT for business advantage invariably manifests itself as growth in the server infrastructure that supports these new business systems. The Cisco Nexus 5000 Series delivers a server access networking solution that addresses the biggest challenges associated with this growth, namely sprawling, inefficient, inflexible infrastructure, with the...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Cisco Catalyst 6500: Building IPv6-Ready Campus Networks

    The Internet has grown so rapidly that the IPv4 standard can no longer support the number of users and functions. Features such as Network Address Translation (NAT) can help overcome address-space limitations, but they also make bidirectional communication for primary triple-play (data, voice, and video) applications more challenging. Download...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Cisco EnergyWise

    In response to energy costs, environmental concerns, and government directives, there is an increased need for sustainable and "green" business IT operations. Methods to measure power consumption and control energy output are now the focus of businesses worldwide, with all customers looking for a method to reduce energy costs and...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Virtualization Beyond the Data Center

    The concept of virtualization has gotten renewed attention with the advent of server virtualization in the Data Center, enabling organizations to simplify management and optimize performance of vast computing and networking infrastructures. Server virtualization, part of the Cisco Unified Computing System, leads to significant cost savings, helping organizations address space,...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    10 Steps to Deploying a High-Performance Fault-Tolerant SAN Using Dell EqualLogic PS Series Storage and Cisco Catalyst Network Infrastructure

    The Dell EqualLogic family of iSCSI SANs is fundamentally changing the way enterprises think about purchasing and managing storage. Built on a virtualized peer storage architecture, the Dell EqualLogic PS Series simplifies the deployment and administration of consolidated storage environments. Its all-inclusive, intelligent feature set streamlines purchasing and delivers rapid...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    The Gateway to the Connected Life: DOCSIS 3.0

    DOCSIS 3.0 helps operators address the current network speed limitations by enabling them to increase upstream and downstream speeds to 120 Mbps and 160 Mbps, respectively. To achieve these ultra-high speeds and help cable operators deliver more content over their existing networks, DOCSIS 3.0-compliant channel-bonding technology from Cisco uses multiple...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Smart Grid: Leveraging Intelligent Communications to Transform the Power Infrastructure

    Smart grid is the term generally used to describe the integration of the elements connected to the electrical grid with an information infrastructure to offer numerous benefits for both the providers and consumers of electricity. It is an intelligent future electricity system that connects all supply, grid, and demand elements...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Cisco Medianet Readiness Assessment (MRA) Service

    In order to realize the business benefits of media-rich applications, enterprises must prepare and plan with an MRA service on their network. This assessment allows enterprises to understand what gaps they need to bridge in order to have the best user experience not only with their new media-rich applications but...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Cisco Continuous Data Protection for Files - Back Up Your Most Valuable Data: Current Work Files

    Cisco Continuous Data Protection for Files is like an insurance policy, protecting against data loss and providing a much higher degree of protection than daily backup systems and user-managed manual backup processes can offer. Employees no longer have to risk losing a day's worth of work, because files are backed...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Virtual Switching System (VSS) 144

    The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Virtual Switching System (VSS) 1440 is a new and exciting innovation on the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switches that effectively allows the clustering of two or more physical chassis together into a single, logical entity. This technology allows for new enhancements in all areas of...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    MeetingPlace 7.0: Audio/Video Interoperability White Paper

    Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 7.0 is a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) - based architecture that provides voice, video, and web conferencing solution to large enterprises. Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 7.0 supports two deployments for combined video and audio support. The deployment use depends on endpoints. All Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 7.0 installations...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Rendezvous Point Engineering

    A Rendezvous Point (RP) is a router in a multicast network domain that acts as a shared root for a multicast shared tree. Any number of routers can be configured to work as RPs and they can be configured to cover different group ranges. For correct operation, every multicast router...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Competitive SAN Local Switching Solution: Limiting Scalability, Not Improving It

    Local switching is switching in which traffic does not traverse the backplane of a switch but rather stays on a line card. This concept is positioned as a method for increasing the available bandwidth of a line card or reducing traffic on the backplane of a device. While the concept...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Cisco Virtual Office: Deploying DMVPN for IPv6

    This white paper provides detailed design and implementation information relating to the deployment of Dynamic Multipoint Virtual Private Network (DMVPN) for IPv6 with the Cisco Virtual Office. The Cisco Virtual Office solution includes Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) architecture for data gateway infrastructure. IPv6 is supported on the LAN side of...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Cisco Delivers Enterprise-Class Fibre Channel Blade Switch Solution

    The blade server market is the fastest growing segment of the server market, with a year-to-year growth rate of 30 percent according to IDC. Server consolidation and virtualization are primary causes of the growth in blade server and blade switch deployments. In addition, the SAN attach rate for blade servers...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Why Use Cisco Network Storage Systems for Your Business

    This white paper highlights two new additions to the Cisco Small Business Network Storage System (NSS) line of products. The Cisco NSS2000 Series is a 2-bay network attached storage (NAS) system, and the Cisco NSS3000 Series is a 4-bay system. These desktop devices connect to the network through a switch...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Cisco Virtual Office: Deploying IP Security High Availability

    This white paper provides detailed design and implementation information for deploying IP Security (IPsec) High Availability (HA) with Cisco Virtual Office. IPSec HA provides an infrastructure for reliable and secure networks, with the goal of providing transparent availability of VPN gateways (such as Cisco IOS Software based routers). This feature...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Cisco MDS 9000 Family Advantages in VMware Environment

    Virtualization brings numerous advantages to the data center, i.e. more efficient resource utilization, decreased level of management complexity, lower power and cooling demands, etc. However, it also introduced new challenges, especially when it comes to SAN deployments in virtualized environments, such as specific performance requirements, application isolation, security aspects, granularity...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Collaboration: Know Your Enthusiasts and Laggards

    Collaboration is a process that brings people and information together to accomplish a common goal. What's new today is that in a connected world, people no longer have to be in the same location, time zone, or culture to collaborate. Tools such as videoconferencing and web sharing enable collaboration across...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Deploying 10 Gigabit Ethernet With Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

    Today's data centers are being transformed as the most recent server technologies are deployed in them. Multisocket servers with multicore processors deliver immense amounts of computing power in rack-mount servers and blade systems. This vast computing power has stimulated deployment of virtualization software that can more effectively put today's server...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Beyond the Hypervisor: A Holistic Approach to Developing Next-Generation Data Center Architecture

    As organizations work to evolve their IT infrastructure from a static collection of individual assets into a system capable of rapidly adapting to meet business demands, they have become very interested in the concept of infrastructure virtualization. And for good reason: properly architected and deployed, today's virtualization technologies hold significant...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Cisco Network Admission Control: Keeping the Unified Communications Environment Secure

    The Cisco NAC is an easily deployed Network Admission Control solution that uses the network infrastructure to enforce security policy compliance on all devices seeking to access network computing resources. With Cisco NAC, network administrators can authenticate, authorize, evaluate, and remediate wired, wireless, and remote users (either managed, such as...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Data Leakage Worldwide: The High Cost of Insider Threats

    The findings from a global security study on data leakage revealed that the data loss resulting from employee behavior poses a much more extensive threat than many IT professionals believe. Commissioned by Cisco and conducted by U.S.-based market research firm InsightExpress, the study polled more than 2000 employees and information...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Combating Botnets Using the Cisco ASA Botnet Traffic Filter

    This paper discusses the nature of botnets, the threats they pose to today's networks, and how the Cisco Botnet Traffic Filter enables Cisco ASA appliances to fight botnets and to handle their dynamic nature. A botnet is a collection of autonomous software robots (bots), typically malicious in nature, that operate...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Application Security Market Trends for Service Providers: Security Approaches for Business-Critical Applications and Data in Today's Evolving Threat Landscape

    The protection of the applications and data that drive business processes and transactions is critical for ensuring business availability, employee productivity, revenue loss avoidance, and brand and corporate reputation protection. As the miscreant economy spreads across all sectors of the economy and threats increase in sophistication and complexity, the protection...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Cisco SAFE: A Security Reference Architecture

    From a security standpoint, changes have brought with them several new and complex challenges. Traditional point security tools are limited in their ability to support and secure this business transformation, either leaving critical new resources unprotected or preventing the deployment of new services because they do not secure new processes...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    The Value of Integrated Security

    Security breaches can attack a company from a wide range of sources, including the company's own networked PCs and servers. New worms and viruses also are targeting network endpoints, a situation that is of particular concern in small or branch offices with limited IT resources to combat these challenges. In...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Network Foundation Protection

    This paper describes the best practices for securing the network infrastructure itself. This includes setting a security baseline for protecting the control and management planes as well as setting a strong foundation on which more advanced methods and techniques can subsequently be built on. Later in this paper, each design...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    SAFE Overview

    The ever-evolving security landscape presents a continuous challenge to organizations. The fast proliferation of botnets, the increasing sophistication of network attacks, the alarming growth of Internet-based organized crime and espionage, identity and data theft, more innovative insider attacks, and emerging new forms of threats on mobile systems are examples of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Using Cisco Security MARS to Comply With PCI Data Security Standard Requirements

    The PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) stipulates six major requirement categories and 12 key requirement areas. The requirement areas are divided into more than 200 sub-requirements. Cisco Security MARS supports both Cisco and non-Cisco devices and provides numerous "Canned" reports, and can be used to provide necessary information required to...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Implementing and Configuring the Solution

    The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Solution for Healthcare was validated in Cisco's solutions lab in San Jose, California. The network infrastructure to support the different healthcare deployment models was installed first, followed by partner Point-of-Sale (PoS), payment, encryption, mobile computing devices, and POS application servers to create a simulated healthcare...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    PCI Compliance for Small Business: Using Router-Based Security to Protect Cardholder Data

    The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) was developed from an earlier regulatory program from VISA called the Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP). Any organization that accepts, processes, or stores credit card information must comply with the standards set by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. Cisco...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Data Leakage Worldwide: Common Risks and Mistakes Employees Make

    Preventing data leakage is a business wide challenge. The more people who understand that challenge, from IT professionals to executives to employees at every level of responsibility, the more successful a company will be in protecting its critical assets. The ultimate goal is for everyone, at every level, to believe...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Connected Retail Architecture: Reuse Network Services to Boost Efficiency and Profits

    Cisco Connected Retail solutions help addresses key operational and business issues faced by retailers today. Cisco and its partners offer foundational and advanced technologies to help the retail industry meet business-critical objectives and maximize the effectiveness of the network. The result is increased productivity end-to-end and an enhanced customer shopping...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Connected Healthcare Architecture: Reusable Network Services Improve Patient Care and Clinician Productivity

    The portfolio of Cisco Connected Health solutions helps address many of the key operational issues faced by healthcare providers today. Starting with a robust foundation of wired infrastructure and extending it to enable wireless connectivity enables access to more accurate and timely information throughout the healthcare system. This empowers personnel...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Tomorrow's Enterprise Data Center Today: Simplify, Scale, and Protect Investments With End-to-End Solutions From IBM and Cisco

    IBM and Cisco solutions for the data center enable IT departments to scale to meet increasing business demands with a low TCO. Evolving to a dynamic infrastructure reduces capital and operating expenses and gives IT the flexibility to rapidly provision new services from pools of shared resources in response to...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Home Network Administration Protocol (HNAP) Whitepaper

    This whitepaper provides information about the Home Network Administration Protocol (HNAP), which enables network equipment manufacturers to allow programmatic configuration and management by remote entities. By implementing HNAP, manufacturers can better identify their devices and provide improved, more cost effective support. HNAP was designed to be a simple, light weight...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Network Considerations to Optimize Virtual Desktop Deployment

    Network architecture is evolving in response to a combination of new business requirements, technology changes, and growing end-user expectations. A new trend, virtual desktop infrastructure, offers the promise of simplified desktop management, data protection, and cost savings through green technologies. Its success will eventually be determined in large part by...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Five Steps to Accurate and Compelling Physical Security ROI

    In today's physical security industry, Return On Investment (ROI) is one of the most talked about concepts, yet least understood. A well-documented and supportable ROI case can be a powerful tool for the physical security professional competing for limited business resources. Security practitioners are used to making the case for...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Cisco VN-Link: Accelerate Server Virtualization - Whitepaper

    Deliver Virtual Machine-Aware Network and Storage Services. Cisco VN-Link extends the scope and expands the benefits of a server virtualization strategy. By providing virtual machine-aware network and storage services to a virtual machine, Cisco VN-Link increases infrastructure agility, improves application availability, strengthens security and compliance, and simplifies management.

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  • Resource Center // Feb 2009

    Basic Networking: What You Need to Know

    Basic networking consists of two essential pieces of equipment: switches and routers. If you know how this hardware works, you'll have a fundamental understanding of basic networking as well. Knowing more about basic networking can help you make better decisions about the network design, services, and features your business needs...

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  • Resource Center // Feb 2009

    How Does a Network Switch Work?

    How does a network switch work? How does it compare to a hub or router? This page offers a brief overview that explains the differences between these essential pieces of network hardware.

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  • Resource Center // Feb 2009

    WLAN FAQ

    This WLAN FAQ provides answers to the most prevalent questions about wireless local-area networks (WLANs) and outlines the differences between wireless and wired networks, the equipment you'll need, and the benefits you can expect.

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  • Resource Center // Feb 2009

    Get Attached for Better Performance: How Network-Attached Storage Can Save Time, Money?and Sleep

    Now is a good time to take advantage of the safety, reliability, and simplicity of new network-attached storage (NAS) solutions designed for the small business. Priced from about $500 to $1000, they quickly pay for themselves, for example, by preventing the data loss from just one hard drive failure that...

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  • Resource Center // Dec 2008

    Do More With Less: Wireless - Economical Ways to Make Your Network Connect More

    A winery needed to automate its inventory process. A job placement agency wanted to merge its cellular and office phone systems to get calls and messages to mobile employees faster. A warehouse distribution center wanted to let visiting truckers use the Internet. All these businesses, with 30 or fewer employees,...

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