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Tired of building small business networks from scratch? The new portfolio of SMART Designs gives you an extremely wide range of network design solutions that are powerful and profitable.


SMART Designs are very helpful in providing us with well-designed, practical guidance for deploying solid and secure IP network infrastructures – so crucial for the voice deployments.
- Bill D., Select Certified

Use the SMART Designs portfolio to quickly deliver proven and validated network solutions to small businesses. SMART Designs show you how to specify best-in-class network foundations and advanced technologies based on best practices – so you don’t have to start from scratch every time.


You choose which design solves your customer’s problems today and provides growth for tomorrow. They are easy to customize to fit specific customer needs:

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Small Business Network Foundation (SBNF) 1.1


Based on Cisco Small Business products, this networking solution is ideal for up to 100 users across a customer’s main office, remote offices, and mobile workforce.


Products: ESW 500, SA500, SR520

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Small Business Network Foundation (SBNF) 1.1

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Wireless LAN (WLAN) 3.0


The WLAN 3.0 solution builds upon SNF infrastructures to achieve a secure wireless LAN deployment in the Small Business environment. The design choices include standalone Access Point (AP) deployment or WLAN controller-based deployment to address advanced requirements (i.e. secured guest access and voice over WLAN [VoWLAN]).


Products: Cisco 1130AG, Cisco 1240AG, Cisco 2100 Series Wireless LAN Controller, Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phone 7921G, Cisco Network Assistant, Cisco Configuration Professional, Cisco Security Device Manager (SDM)

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Wireless LAN (WLAN) 3.0

Secure

Smart Storage (SST) Solution


Addresses the need for automated backup of business-critical information, including digital video from a video surveillance system. The solution describes design and implementation requirements for remote data access, cross-site data replication, and the option for deployment outside the firewall (demilitarized zones).


Products: NSS300

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Smart Storage (SST) Solution

Secure

IP Video Surveillance (IPVS) Solution


A customizable solution to monitor and protect premises with high-quality video surveillance, highly secureremote control and monitoring, and archival storage.


Products: VC220, VC240, WVC210, WVC2300, PVC300, PVC3200, AVMS, SWVMS16

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IP Video Surveillance for Small Business

Secure

Advanced Secure Network Foundation (ADVSNF) 2.0


Complete guidance for the network foundation and secured interconnection of larger networks with up to 250 users, including up to 20 remoteoffices, home offices, and mobile workers. Tailor your deployments with the help of expert configuration and component choices, including IOS- and ASA-based security. For smaller networks, please refer to Secure Network Foundation 3.0 orSmall Business Network Foundation 1.1.


Products: Catalyst 3560, Catalyst 3750, Catalyst 4500, 871 ISR, 1800 ISR, 2800 ISR, 3800 ISR, ASA 5505, ASA 5510, Cisco Easy VPN Client for Windows, Cisco Network Assistant, Cisco Configuration Professional, Cisco Security Device Manager (SDM)

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Advanced Secure Network Foundation (ADVSNF) 2.0

Secure

Secure Network Foundation (SNF) 3.0


SNF 3.0 provides design guidance for the network foundation and secured interconnection for a typical Small Business network with up to 100 users. This design focuses on the critical aspects of the solution offering while minimizing the deployment complexities to connect Remote Offices, Home Offices, and Mobile Workers with the Main Office. This optimized design can be used as the basis for most typical opportunities that you may encounter within your Small Business market.


Products: Catalyst 2960, 871 ISR, 881 ISR, 891 ISR, 1800 ISR, 1900 ISR, 2800 ISR, 2900 ISR, Cisco Easy VPN Client for Windows, Cisco Network Assistant, Cisco Configuration Professional, Cisco Security Device Manager (SDM)

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Secure Network Foundation (SNF) 3.0

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Advanced Secure Network Foundation (ADVSNF) 2.0


Complete guidance for the network foundation and secured interconnection of larger networks with up to 250 users, including up to 20 remoteoffices, home offices, and mobile workers. Tailor your deployments with the help of expert configuration and component choices, including IOS- and ASA-based security. For smaller networks, please refer to Secure Network Foundation 3.0 or Small Business Network Foundation 1.1.


Products: Catalyst 3560, Catalyst 3750, Catalyst 4500, 871 ISR, 1800 ISR, 2800 ISR, 3800 ISR, ASA 5505, ASA 5510, Cisco Easy VPN Client for Windows, Cisco Network Assistant, Cisco Configuration Professional, Cisco Security Device Manager (SDM)

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Advanced Secure Network Foundation (ADVSNF) 2.0

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Secure Network Foundation (SNF) 3.0


SNF 3.0 provides design guidance for the network foundation and secured interconnection for a typical Small Business network with up to 100 users. This design focuses on the critical aspects of the solution offering while minimizing the deployment complexities to connect Remote Offices, Home Offices, and Mobile Workers with the Main Office. This optimized design can be used as the basis for most typical opportunities that you may encounter within your Small Business market.


Products: Catalyst 2960, 871 ISR, 881 ISR, 891 ISR, 1800 ISR, 1900 ISR, 2800 ISR, 2900 ISR, Cisco Easy VPN Client for Windows, Cisco Network Assistant, Cisco Configuration Professional, Cisco Security Device Manager (SDM)

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Secure Network Foundation (SNF) 3.0

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Hosted Small Business Communications (HSB) Solution 1.5


Thiscustomer premises equipment solution gives service providers a fully tested Session Initiation Protocol-based communications infrastructure consisting of Cisco routers, switches, and IP phones, along with proven, documented deployment scenarios with major third-party call control platforms.


Products: ESW 500, IAD 88x, IAD 243x, SRP 52x

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Hosted Small Business Communications (HSB) Solution 1.5

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Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 2.0


For networks with up to 104 users, this validated, streamlined solution combines voice, data, wireless, and video in a highly secure, converged network to replace inefficient legacy systems.


Products: ESW 500, SR520, 871 ISR, Cisco AP-521, Cisco AP-541N, Cisco UC520, Cisco IP Phone 7900, Cisco IP Phone SPA525G, Cisco IP Phone - 500 Series, Cisco Easy VPN Client for Windows, Cisco IP Communicator, Cisco Configuration Assistant

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Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 2.0

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Unified Communications 300 (UC300) Solution


A highly capable "all-in-one" unified communications solution that provides up to 24 voice endpoints. Easy implementation and competitive pricing make it a quick success for partners.


Products: UC300 Series, ESW 500, SPA300 Series, SPA500 Series

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Unified Communications 300 (UC300) Solution

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Unified Communications (UC) 3.0


The UC 3.0 solution builds upon SNF 3.0 infrastructures to provide unified communications capabilities for a Small Business customer that has a single business location or multiple locations that require reliable inter-site communications. The design choices include Cisco Unified Communication Manager – Business Edition 3000, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CUCME v8.0), or Cisco Unified Communications Manager - Business Edition (CUCM-BE v8.0).


Products: Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express, Cisco Unity Express, Cisco Unified Communications Business Edition, Cisco Unity Connection, MCS 782813 Unified Communications Manager Appliance, IP Phone 7900, Unified Wireless IP Phone 7921G, IP Communicator, Network Assistant, Configuration Professional, Security Professional, Security Device Manager

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Unified Communications (UC) 3.0

Technology Smart Tips
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Routing

Enabling WAN Public Access with DDNS and Port Forwarding
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Get step-by-step guidance for configuring dynamic DDNS and port forwarding on Cisco small business routers to provide highly secure access to an internal web server and an IP video camera from the public Internet.


Products: RV220W, RV120W, RV016, RV082, RV042, WRV4400N, RVS4000, RVL200, WRV210

Routing

Enabling WAN Load Balancing


Learn how to create a reliable WAN Internet connection by setting up load balancing and failover with dual WAN interfaces.


Products: RV016, RV082, RV042

Routing

Configuring Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) VPN


Get step-by-step guidance on implementing Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) VPN using Cisco RV series routers.


Products: RV220W, RV120W, RV110W

Security/VPN

Configuring Site-to-Site VPN


Implement a cost-effective VPN solution to help secure business operations and communications between sites. Use these design tips and configuration examples to customize complete site-to-site IPsec VPNs.


Products: RV220W, RV120W, RV016, RV082, RV042, WRV4400N, RVS4000, RVL200, WRV210

Security/VPN

Configuring Secure Sockets Layer VPN (SSL VPN)


The SSL VPN solution is a flexible, highly secure way to extend network resources to virtually any remote user. Learn how to use it to reduce desktop support costs and management complexity.


Products: RV220W

Switching

Configuring LAN Quality of Services for Cisco IP Telephony (SFE 2010P Managed Switches)
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Learn how to configure the advanced features of Cisco Small Business Managed Switches and support business growth through greater control over network traffic.


Products: SGE/SFE Series, SRW Series

Switching

Configuring LAN QoS for Cisco IP Telephony (SF 300-48P Managed Switches)


Configure a Cisco SF 300-48P switch with QoS to support voice, streaming video (such as video surveillance), and other small business network traffic types.


Products: SF300 Series, SF200 Series

Switching

Cisco Small Business 300/200 Series Switch-to-Switch Link Aggregation


This Smart Tip shows how to use a Cisco Small Business 300 Series Managed Switch with various Power over Ethernet (PoE) and non-PoE switch ports.

Products: SF300 Series, SF200 Series

Switching

Configuring and Optimizing Multicast traffic on Cisco Small Business 300/200 Series Switches


See how to configure and optimize multicast on the Cisco 300/200 Series switches using video surveillance as an example.


Products: SF300 Series, SF200 Series

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Smart Storage Trunking with the Cisco 300/200 series switch


Learn how to configure Cisco Smart Storage and Cisco 200 and 300 Series switches, including the correct configuration for link aggregation standard IEEE 802.3ad (now also known as IEEE 802.1AX).


Products: SF300 Series, SF200 Series, NSS300

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Smart Storage Trunking with the Cisco ESW 500 series switch


This Smart Tip describes several ways to configure Cisco Smart Storage and the Cisco ESW 500 Series switches, including the correct configuration of Cisco Smart Storage and the switch (supporting 802.3ad).


Products: ESW500, NSS300

Switching

Authenticated and time-based network access with 802.1x


Configure 802.1x-based authentication on a Cisco Small Business 300 Series Managed Switch (model SF300-48P) with various Power over Ethernet (PoE) and non-PoE switch ports.


Products: SF300 Series

Switching

Configuring LAN Quality of Services for Cisco IP Telephony
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Learn how Cisco Small Business Managed Switches can help ensure quality of service through traffic segregation, access control, and traffic prioritization.


Products: ESW500

Switching

Configuring ESW500 Switch-to-Switch Link Aggregation


Interconnect Cisco Small Business ESW500 Series Managed Switches using EtherChannel or link aggregation to combine two or more similar Ethernet links to behave as a single Ethernet link.


Products: ESW500

Wireless

Enabling Wireless Guest Network Access
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Get step-by-step guidance to enable wireless guest access in a Cisco small business network. This Smart Tip covers inter-VLAN routing, trunk, SSID, and wireless security settings on the router, switch, and access points.


Products: RV220W, RV120W, SLM Series, WAP4410N

Previous versions of some solutions are provided here for your convenience. However, be sure to access current versions for the most up-to-date solution information.



Secure Network Foundation 2.6

See Current Version: Secure Network Foundation 3.0



Smart Business Communications System 1.5 and 1.6

See Current Version: Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) 2.0



Unified Communications Solution 2.6

See Current Version: Unified Communications Solution (UC) 3.0



IP Video Surveillance

See Current Version: IP Video Surveillance



Wireless LAN 2.0

See Current Version: Wireless LAN 3.0


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