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Cisco helpt bedrijven verder te gaan dan basis BYOD-connectiviteit om een betere werkplek te creëren

Cisco gaat verder dan BYOD om het mensen mogelijk te maken te werken zoals zij
willen, wanneer en waar zij willen en op de apparaten die zij willen

Amsterdam, 20 maart 2012 – Werknemers willen niet alleen graag hun eigen apparaten op het werk gebruiken, maar zij willen meer flexibiliteit in hoe zij werken, wanneer zij werken en waar zij werken.  Volgens het Cisco Connected World Technology Report zegt 40 procent van de studenten en jonge werknemers dat zij een baan met minder salaris zouden accepteren als zij meer flexibiliteit zouden hebben wat betreft mobiliteit en keuze van het apparaat, dan een beter betaalde baan zonder die flexibiliteit.

Om bedrijven te helpen in deze behoefte te voorzien, introduceert Cisco nu een veelomvattende benadering die zorgt voor eenheid in beleid, een betere gebruikservaring en vereenvoudigd beheer op elke werkplek. Hierdoor kunnen bedrijven verder gaan
dan alleen basis BYOD-connectiviteit (koppelen van gebruikersapparaten aan het
netwerk). Met deze holistische benadering, gebaseerd op de Borderless Network
architectuur, kan Cisco bedrijven hiermee helpen met het aanbieden van:

  • Een gezamenlijk beleid voor het bekabelde en draadloze lokale netwerk (LAN), 3G-netwerk en VPN, met behulp van een verbeterde Cisco Identity Service Engine (ISE). Dit maakt zelfinstelling van gebruikersdevices en beleidsintegratie met beheeroplossingen voor mobiele apparaten gemakkelijk.
  • Een veilige gebruikerservaring op het gehele bekabelde/draadloze netwerk door updates van de draadloze LAN-infrastructuur met Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software 7.2. De updates zorgen voor een verdubbeling van de videoschaalbaarheid voor multicast video, de mogelijkheid om met één controller 30.000 devices te ondersteunen en om IPv6 te ondersteunen op de apparatuur van gebruikers. Deze updates zorgen ook voor een verdere verbetering van de mogelijkheden voor kwaliteitsvideo in Cisco WebEx en Cisco Jabber.
  • Vereenvoudigde operaties en netwerkbeheer met de introductie van Prime Assurance Manager en Prime Infrastructure. Deze helpen IT‘ers om de prestaties van applicaties te begrijpen vanuit het perspectief van de gebruiker, sneller de oorzaak van storingen te verhelpen en om de operationele kosten te verlagen.

Noot voor de redactie: het volledige Engelstalige persbericht volgt hieronder:

Cisco Helps Companies Move Beyond Basic ‘Bring Your Own Device’
Connectivity to Create a Better Workplace Experience

Cisco goes beyond BYOD to allow people to work the way they want, when
and where they want, and on the devices they want

SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 20, 2012 – Employees are demanding not only to use their own devices at work, but also to have more flexibility in the way they work and when and where they work. The Cisco® Connected World Technology Report found that more than 40 percent of college students and young employees said they would accept a lower-paying job that had more flexibility with regard to device choice and mobility than a higher-paying job with less flexibility.

To help companies meet these demands, Cisco is taking IT organizations beyond the basic step of connecting user-owned devices to the network by introducing a comprehensive approach that unifies policy, supports a better user experience and simplifies management to deliver an uncompromised user experience in any workspace. With this holistic approach, based on the Borderless Network architecture, Cisco can help IT organizations move beyond basic BYOD connectivity to deliver the following:

  1. A unified policy across wired, wireless local area network (LAN), cellular and VPN, achieved via enhancements to Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE), which allow for easy self-provisioning of a user’s device, and policy integrations with
    mobile device management (MDM) solutions.
  2. An uncompromised user experience over the entire wired/wireless network through updates to the wireless LAN infrastructure with Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software 7.2. The updates offer up to double the video scalability for multicast video, allow one controller to support up to 30,000 devices, and provide IPv6 support for client devices. These updates further enhance the high-quality video capabilities inherent in Cisco WebEx and Cisco Jabber.
  3. Simplified operations and network management with the introduction of Prime Assurance Manager and Prime Infrastructure, which help IT professionals understand application performance from a user perspective, accelerate troubleshooting and lower operating costs.


  • Unified Policy: Cisco’s approach to moving beyond basic BYOD connectivity provides a unified policy across the organization’s entire network – wired, wireless LAN, cellular and VPN – helping set and enforce specific policies across the entire company based on users’ roles, the devices they are using, the applications in use, and posture information. With this announcement, Cisco is enhancing ISEto include the following:
    • Zero-touch On-boarding: ISE 1.1MR guides users through an easy
      step-by-step process to quickly self-provision their own device at a time
      that’s most convenient for them without burdening the IT team, allowing IT to focus on more complex, time-sensitive matters.
    • MDM Policy Integration: To better protect data and enforce compliance on mobile devices, Cisco is working with several MDM vendors including AirWatch, Good, MobileIron and Zenprise to integrate their solutions with ISE. With this integration, IT can use Cisco ISE to define policies that help ensure mobile devices are enrolled in MDM, and gain visibility and control over endpoint access based on policies such as requiring a pin lock, disallowing “jailbroken” devices, or remotely wiping the data on lost or stolen devices.
    • Considering the Connected World Technology Report findings that 70
      percent of employees worldwide admit that they break IT policies, with one in five citing the need to access unauthorized programs and applications to get their job done, a unified policy based on both the user needs and company needs will create a more secure work experience that supports employee and IT needs.
  • Uncompromised User Experience: Cisco helps IT optimize the experience for a diverse set of users with any type of device, and any type of desktop (native or virtual), across the wired/wireless network, allowing them to evolve their business beyond just the current BYOD needs. As part of this, Cisco is updating its wireless LANinfrastructure with the release of Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software 7.2, which include:
    • Better Video: Up to double the video scalability compared to competitive solutions with Cisco VideoStream, which optimizes the network for multicast video so users can tune into company video events on
      the device and location of their choice. VideoStream also allows IT to
      prioritize video streams efficiently over the wired network. Video scalability is becoming increasingly important, especially when considering the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) forecast that
      details how video will account for the majority of overall traffic, with
      business video conferencing alone increasing sixfold from 2010 to 2015.
    • More Devices: With this update, one controller can support up to 3,000 access points and 30,000 clients, allowing for a flexible, scalable wireless network that can support higher capacities while lowering operational costs.
    • IPv6 Support: Optimized IPv6 client support with full functionality, providing seamless roaming without drops, improved video and network communication and enhanced IPv6 security protection to close any security holes. Having full IPv6 client functionality is critical to a company’s BYOD strategy as 71 percent of smartphones and tablets – 1.6 billion in total – will be IPv6-capable by 2016, according to Cisco VNI.
    • Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software 7.2 is also available on controllers embedded in the Integrated Services Routers G2 and Cisco Catalyst® 6500 Series Switches.
  • Simplified Operations and Network Management:Cisco offers simplified, centralized operations and network management to understand application performance from a user perspective, accelerate troubleshooting and lower operating costs. Today, Cisco is announcing innovations in the Cisco Prime™ portfolio, including:
    • Simple and Thorough Visibility: Prime Assurance Manager 1.1, a brand-new management platform, provides simple and thorough visibility into application performance across wired/wireless networks and end devices. This added visibility allows IT to understand and track the user’s application performance, quickly spot the exact location of an application performance problem, and correct it on the first try, saving time and money while increasing user satisfaction.
    • Complete Lifecycle Management: Prime Infrastructure 1.1 delivers a bundled package for complete lifecycle management across the wired/wireless infrastructure, with new branch management portfolios to control individual branch components. This package provides IT with one place for planning, deployment and on-going management of Cisco infrastructure.

Product Availability:

  • Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 7.2 is currently available globally.
  • Cisco ISE 1.1MR is scheduled to be available globally in the summer of calendar year 2012. The integration with MDM is scheduled to be available globally by the end of calendar year 2012.
  • Prime Assurance Manager 1.1 and Prime Infrastructure 1.1 are both currently available globally.

Supporting Quotes:

  • Rebecca Jacoby, senior vice president and CIO, Cisco “BYOD is not just
    about connecting user-owned devices and allowing guest access. It’s about what
    you do after that – that’s when things get interesting. Cisco goes beyond that
    first step to provide companies with a complete solution to tackle the BYOD
    phenomenon today and tomorrow.”
  • Sujai Hajela, vice president and general manager,
    Wireless Networking Business Unit, Cisco
    “The BYOD trend is
    here to stay, but companies must move beyond the basic act of connecting
    user-owned devices to a comprehensive BYOD strategy to meet employee demands.Unlike competitors, Cisco is approaching BYOD holistically. With a
    comprehensive strategy designed around the network, unified policy and
    simplified management, Cisco delivers an uncompromised user experience in any workspace, setting companies up for success now and into the future.”
  • Mitch Davis, CIO, Bowdoin College “Before BYOD even became an industry trend, the majority of Bowdoin College students brought their own personal mobile devices. Over a two-year period, the number of devices and demand for wireless access quadrupled. Seeing this trend, we knew we had to develop a comprehensive BYOD strategy. We worked with Cisco to enable anytime, anywhere wireless access on any device so students and faculty can learn and collaborate with ease without even thinking about wireless connectivity or if their device will work on the network. And best of all, we can scale the solution based on our needs, set specific policies based on the user, and manage the solution efficiently.”
  • Paul DeBeasi, Research VP, Gartner “Mobile communications traffic will continue to grow exponentially. This growth in traffic will strain wireless networks (WLAN and mobile cellular). It will require that enterprises and mobile communication service providers invest capital to improve network capacity, reliability, and manageability. In addition, enterprises have begun to embrace the policy of bring your own device (BYOD) as a way to satisfy user demands, potentially save money, and stop managing end-user hardware. Enterprises should consider a comprehensive approach to BYOD that balances security, user experience, and supportability.”

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