Cisco WebEx Connect IM

WebEx Connect: Technology Overview

Extend Instant Messaging Using XMPP

Send and receive instant messages, or hold multiple-party instant message conferences, with users on other networks—like AIM and Google Talk— without compromising security. Cisco WebEx Connect uses Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), pioneered by Jabber.

XMPP offers unique flexibility and easy customization. Use WebEx Connect to tap into the only real-time messaging and presence protocol formalized by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

Collaborate Securely—Even Across Disparate Networks

Work with colleagues, partners, customers and vendors without compromising your network security. WebEx Connect runs over the Cisco Collaboration Cloud, a carrier-class, multilevel network built to provide a high-performance, interactive experience every time. The Cisco Collaboration Cloud runs on top of the public Internet and carries only WebEx traffic. Take advantage of 128-bit SSL and 256-bit AES encryption to help ensure privacy during transmission.

Customize Policies to Meet Your Organizational Requirements

Control who uses WebEx Connect—and how. Use the WebEx Connect administration panel to manage policies for individuals or groups within your organization, customize policies for remote workers or employees in different locations around the globe. Enforce security policies by enabling or disabling features broadly across the organization, or set granular, individually selected privileges.

Combine SaaS-Based IM and Cisco Unified Communications Manager for Maximum Flexibility

Expand your IM reach globally without additional hardware and maintenance resources. Free IT staff to manage mission-critical, on-premises activities by employing SaaS-based instant messaging, delivered over the Cisco Collaboration Cloud manage traffic, security, and updates.

Collaborate from anywhere, using premises-based Cisco Unified Communications services — including softphone, mid-call control, voicemail, desk phone control, and phone presence — directly from your PC.

Combine the convenience of desktop integration with the ease of rapid deployment and reduced total cost of ownership for a scalable and cost-effective communications system that lets you control on-premises network services such as bandwidth management and corporate policy controls.

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Cisco WebEx Connect Quick Tour (Video - 5:01 min)
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Cisco WebEx Connect Data Sheet (PDF - 790 KB)
Collaborate securely with colleagues, partners and customers with Cisco WebEx Connect.

Cisco Collaboration Cloud
Cisco WebEx meeting applications run on the Cisco Collaboration Cloud, a real-time global network that gives you the fast, reliable, highly secure performance you need.

Cisco WebEx Connect Video Datasheet

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