Announcing the Cisco Security Connector

Every day I talk to companies who are looking for ways to use mobility to transform the way they do business. While this kind of revolution brings huge benefits — cost savings, better insight, and competitive advantages — it also introduces new requirements around network performance, collaboration between user groups, and security. Today I'm thrilled to share the latest innovation that we are currently developing: the Cisco Security Connector app for iPhone and iPad in the enterprise.

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What's Next from Apple and Cisco

It's hard to believe it’s been a year since we announced the first set of solutions from the Apple and Cisco partnership. We started off by seamlessly integrating enterprise calling, prioritizing business critical applications, and optimizing the Wi-Fi experience for iPhone and iPad on Cisco networks. Today, I'm pleased to give you a glimpse into the next wave of incredible experiences from Apple and Cisco.

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Visibility, Control, and Privacy for iOS

Coming this fall

Employees are on the go, and cyber security is a critical concern for businesses as they enable employees to work anywhere. Apple and Cisco are partnering to deliver the deepest level of visibility, control, and privacy for iOS devices. This enables organizations to rapidly adopt iOS for their work force, eliminates roadblocks due to audit concerns, and provides ubiquitous control in case of a security incident.

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Enterprise mobility, Efficient and Smart

Your network can enable experiences like never before. It can optimize the Wi-Fi experience for your employees to deliver the best wireless connection, as they roam through your office, and IT can prioritize the apps that matter most to your business on the platform of your choice: iPad, iPhone and, coming this fall, to the Mac.

With rich network analytics and client-side Wi-Fi performance data coming this fall, IT can get actionable insights helping enhance user experience, shorten time to troubleshoot errors, and proactively identify problems before they occur.

Effortless Meetings

Coming soon

Pressed for time? Cisco Spark and WebEx meetings have never been easier or more productive on your iPhone or iPad. With our newest integrations for iOS 11, users will be able to tap to join meetings directly from calendar notifications and seamlessly share their screens. It’s collaboration on the go like never before.

Integrating Business Collaboration

Cisco and Apple are combining industry-leading enterprise collaboration services and intuitive end user experiences to greatly improve how people work together. In addition to developing an effortless mobile meeting experience, Cisco uses iOS APIs to directly integrate with iPhone for a native calling experience. Users are enabled with the best experience and IT teams can maximize existing investments. Everyone wins.

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Solutions for developers

Cisco DevNet offers the Fast Lane Validation Program, a service available for iOS app developers to verify their iOS app functionality on Cisco infrastructure without having to spend thousands of dollars on a test bed. The validation process will soon expand to include iOS 11 and macOS.

Learn hands-on to see how Fast Lane improves app performance and communicate directly with the Cisco DevNet team.

Another opportunity for iOS app developers is the recent availability of the Cisco Spark SDK for iOS. This developer kit makes it easy to embed Cisco Spark capabilities into apps for iPhone and iPad.

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Michael Stevens shows how QoS is now easier than ever

Watch Michael Stevens, host of one of YouTube's most popular science & technology channels, in a new video series called New Frontiers: IT Innovations in 5 Minutes, in this episode we explain how QoS is now easier than ever and explain how IT can easily prioritize business critical apps on iOS.

Wi-Fi Optimization
Dramatically Enhances
iPhone and iPad
Experience at Cisco

After a software upgrade, which includes the first innovations from the Apple and Cisco strategic partnership, a UK-based Cisco IT team measured the improvements in a real world environment using Cisco Spark. The result: an 83% productivity improvement.