The preface provides an overview of the Cisco Secure Services Client Administrator Guide, Release 5.1, references related publications, and explains how to obtain other documentation and technical assistance.
The following topics are covered in this section:
•Audience and Scope
•Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
Audience and Scope
This publication is for system and IT administrators responsible for configuring and deploying a derived, end user version of Cisco Secure Services Client (SSC) in multiple end user machines used by your various enterprise departments/organizations. By using the information supplied in this document, you will be able to fully define and customize the following for the end user machines that you support:
•Policy—Defines the capabilities and user experience of the deployed SSC.
•Networks—Defines the configuration of all enterprise network connections that you control.
This guide contains the following sections:
Chapter 1, "802.11 Network Security Fundamentals," provides an overview of the fundamental components of network security.
Chapter 2, "Setting Up Cisco SSC," describes how to set up the SSC.
Chapter 3, "Deploying or Installing Cisco SSC," describes how to deploy and install SSC.
Chapter 4, "Using Cisco SSC," describes how to use Cisco SSC.
Chapter 5, "Troubleshooting End User Wireless Networks," describes how to troubleshoot the user's wireless network problems.
Chapter 6, "Frequently Asked Questions," provides a list of frequently asked SSC questions.
Chapter 7, "SSC FIPS 140-2 Level 1 Validation" provides a FIPS deployment example using the SSC management utility GUI.
Appendix A, "Cisco SSC 5.1 Log Messages," lists the log messages produced by the SSC Release 5.1 client.
Appendix B, "Notices," contains OpenSSL and SSLeay license agreements.
Appendix C, "Configuring a Single-User Account for FIPS," contains instructions for configuring a FIPS single user account.
This publication uses the following conventions to convey instructions and information:
•For utility commands
–Commands are in boldface type.
–Variables are in italic type.
•For schema objects.
–Element and attribute names when used in the text are in italic type.
•Notes use the following conventions and symbols:
Note Means reader take note. Notes contain addition information for the subject at hand or references to materials not contained in this manual.
Tip Tips contain helpful suggestions.
For more information about Cisco Secure Services Client, refer to these publications:
•Cisco Secure Services Client Release Notes—Describes new features and the open and resolved caveats in each SSC release.
You can find these Cisco SSC technical documents at this URL:
Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:
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