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In today's competitive environment, organizations must optimize their investments. Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) can help your business deliver an exceptional user experience over any transport: MPLS, direct Internet, or hybrid WAN. Cisco IWAN provides an application-aware network to efficiently deliver critical business applications and increase productivity. You can gain significant savings and reduce branch infrastructure costs.
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Mobility solutions can help increase employee productivity and improve customer satisfaction. But you must manage security risks. Our affordable solutions help you onboard mobile devices quickly and securely. Your business can reap all the benefits of highly secure mobile access, minus the risks.
- Mobility Infographic: See how surveyed IT leaders plan to mobilize their workplaces.
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- Tips for Secure Guest Access: Read valuable tips to help implement secure guest BYOD access, policy, on-boarding, and management. (PDF – 566.69 KB)
- Wireless and BYOD Top Tips: Follow these simple guidelines to be more successful with wireless site surveys, deployment, management, and reporting. (PDF – 470.16 KB)
- Explore Mobility Options: Review the top mobility initiatives of IT decision makers and the latest IT trends for highly secure mobile collaboration.
- Empower Your Employees: Learn how a mobile technology and marketing company helps its workforce innovate with Cisco mobility solutions. (PDF - 237 KB)
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Cisco unified management solutions support wired and wireless lifecycle management and application visibility. The Cisco Prime Infrastructure solution brings device management capabilities into operational monitoring workflows. This empowers IT departments to more effectively manage their networks as well as the services the network delivers.
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When people work together, they can achieve extraordinary things. Improve collaboration in your organization with easy-to-use and easy-to-deploy solutions that empower people to engage and innovate, anywhere, on any device.
With integrated voice, video, content sharing, and chat, our collaboration solutions help improve productivity, reduce costs, speed decision making, and enhance customer relationships. View the list of collaboration products recommended for midsize businesses.
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Embrace Mobility, Improve Productivity
- Gain Value from More Secure Mobility: Financial institution wins business with the Cisco Business Edition 6000. (Video - 3:14 min)
- Keep Your Workforce Connected: Natural health company improves workflows and reduces business travel. (PDF - 452 KB)
- Better Collaboration Pays Off: Bank raises productivity through unified communications. (PDF - 265 KB)
- Easily Communicate from Within Web Apps: Use the Cisco Jabber SDK to simplify workflows and increase productivity. (Video - 1:42 min)
- Accelerate Access to Information: Read how a credit union improves customer support. (PDF - 444 KB)
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Improve the Quality and Speed of Decisions
- Be Everywhere with Video Collaboration: Learn more about next-generation video collaboration from Cisco. (Video - 2:26 min)
- Streamline Collaboration: Global IT provider raises employee productivity and reduces travel costs. (PDF - 69KB)
- Improve Access to Health Records: Hospital provides access to medical records anytime, from any device. (PDF - 574 KB)
Enhance Customer Relationships
- Explore the True ROI of Video: Learn about the benefits of video from third-party analysis and use cases.
- Serve Customers Better: Insurance distributor reduces customer delays and improves responsiveness. (PDF - 282KB)
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New demands are being placed on your data center network from mobile users, virtualized servers, applications, and clouds. Cisco Nexus switching and integrated security solutions use a fabric architecture to reduce data center networking complexity and costs. They improve operational efficiency and flexibility, giving you increased performance, visibility across all resources, and support for innovation and growth.
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Discover how to simplify data center operations and create a platform to support your physical, virtual, and cloud computing needs. Cisco UCS servers help you improve data center management, increase operational speed, and reduce TCO.
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Cisco and its storage partners offer flexible, open, and innovative infrastructure solutions for any application. You can scale your IT infrastructure, reduce complexity, and deliver IT services faster. Run your core applications on a trusted platform with Cisco.
- Cisco Virtualization Solution for 50 Virtual Machines: Cisco worked closely with Microsoft and EMC to pre-validate a design guide for deploying 50 virtual machines with EMC VSPEX. (PDF - 14 MB)
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Cisco Security: Bash Shell Vulnerability
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Cybersecurity for the Real World
Your IT security teams face unprecedented challenges and need proven security solutions. They also must address new trends such as mobility and cloud, while defending the network against the latest threats.
We deliver intelligent cybersecurity for the real world. Our threat-centric approach reduces complexity. We deliver superior visibility and control. With Cisco, you gain advanced threat protection across the entire attack continuum, before, during, and after an attack. View the list of security products recommended for midsize businesses.
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You have limited IT resources, and you need simplified Internet edge protection. Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services is the industry's first adaptive, threat-focused next-generation firewall that delivers superior, multi-layered protection, improves visibility, and reduces security costs and complexity for companies of all sizes. It provides integrated threat defense for the entire attack continuum by combining proven ASA firewalling with industry-leading FirePOWER next-generation IPS and advanced malware protection.
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Protect your organization from malware and help secure your network from targeted attacks. Cisco email and web security solutions offer industry-leading, real-time threat defense. Manage dynamic threats and malware with physical, virtual, and cloud deployment options.
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Advanced Malware Protection
Traditional security measures are not enough to stop today’s advanced threats. Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) uses the vast cloud security intelligence networks of both Cisco and Sourcefire to help enable malware detection and blocking, continuous analysis, and retrospective alerting.
- Introduction to Advanced Malware: Join us for details and demos of Cisco's Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) offering. (Video 60 mins.)
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Secure Data Center Solutions
Your data center needs to be dynamic and responsive to your business, and highly secure. Our Secure Data Center Solutions give you scalable protection, adaptability, and flexibility. You get security intelligence integrated into the fabric of your data center. Get rapid provisioning, increased performance, and protection from cyber threats.
- Tug of War in the Data Center: IT organizations like yours are consolidating and redesigning data centers to gain the scale and agility they need to operate their businesses and manage costs. Infonetic researchers asked IT professionals what affects their purchase decisions resulting in this info graphic.
- Fitness Company Builds Secure Data Center: Fast-growing Beachbody uses Cisco Next-Generation Firewall to protect data center and position for future. (PDF – 1 MB).
- Security Now or Pay Later : See how Cisco security improves ROI while protecting your data. (PDF – 3.24 MB).
Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client provides remote users with highly secure VPN connections. The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Solution offers security policy enforcement that is context-aware, comprehensive, and preemptive. Get highly secure mobility for your managed and unmanaged mobile devices.
- International Mobile Security Report: Learn more about the rising security challenges of integrating mobile devices into business operations. (PDF - 176 KB)
- Immerse Yourself in Mobility: See how our security platform can help you deliver exceptional experiences. (Video - 2:40 min)
Help ensure that only authorized users or guests access your network. Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) offers identity and access control that gathers real-time contextual information from networks, users, and devices. Now you can make proactive network governance decisions to enforce intelligent, highly secure access policies across your wired and wireless networks.
- 2013 Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control: Learn how Cisco was again positioned in the Gartner Leaders quadrant.
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Cloud Delivered Security
Cisco Cloud Web Security and Cisco Email Web Security provide industry-leading security and control for the distributed enterprise. Protection everywhere, all the time with Cisco's worldwide threat intelligence, advanced threat defense capabilities, and roaming user protection.
- Embed Cloud Security: Is your data in the cloud secure? Watch this expert interview to learn how to stay secure in the cloud. New
- Move to the Cloud with Confidence: Learn more about highly secure cloud solutions from Cisco Intercloud. New
- 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways: : Learn how Cisco was again positioned in the Gartner Leaders quadrant.
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