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Introduction - Cisco BE6000 Design Manual

Collaboration edge
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The rise in mobility has opened up new ways in which teams, employees and customers are connecting
and collaborating with one another. The key to success in this new world is having open and accessible
communications across environments—whether it be in a physical office, face-to-face through a video call,
in a voice call, or in a converged connection through Cisco® Jabber. Today's organizations need to
support mobile workers by providing them with collaboration technologies that are designed around
mobility first.
Collaboration with video provides a higher level of user interaction. Providing functionality to mobile users
by leveraging the Internet has increased significantly over the past few years, and for many organizations,
connectivity is a fundamental requirement for conducting day-to-day activities. Moreover, securely
connecting mobile workers and remote site workers to each other and to headquarters are critical
functions that enable organizations to accomplish their business goals.
The Cisco solution for remote workers has classically relied upon VPN connections to provide a secure
tunnel into the corporate network.
In addition, teleworkers can use their Cisco TelePresence devices without a VPN, making collaboration at
home as easy as in the office. Cisco Expressway makes collaboration as easy outside the enterprise as it
is inside by simplifying the end-user experience. Using secure mobile access based on Transport Layer
Security (TLS), Jabber mobile users can access all their collaboration workloads (video, voice, content,
instant messaging, and presence) without requiring the extra step of a VPN, leaving the flexibility for users
to route all other traffic directly via the Internet.
Technology Use Case
Organizations are looking for a simple and efficient way to extend their rich collaborative services offered
behind their firewall to users who are outside their firewalls. Clients like Cisco Jabber, which truly integrate
multiple channel of communications within a single soft client, are very critical for enterprises. It enables
enterprises to have their mobile workforce access the same set of rich collaborative features to streamline
the business process and also make them productive irrespective of the location.
Collaboration edge portfolio consists of a broad range of solutions and components each of them which
solves a particular business use-case.
Broadly speaking it extends access to the same set of rich collaborative services accessible by a user
inside an enterprise to their mobile and remote workforce via the VPN-less mode thus making the
experience more seamless and consistent irrespective of the location.
It also helps these users to engage in communication with the people who aren't part of their businesses
for example partners, customers and other stakeholders of the communities via multi-modal format of
communication (Video, Voice and IM&P).


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