The SBCS UC520 Software Pack upgrades the following components to the following versions.CME Release: 4.2CUE Release: 3.2.1IOS Release: 12.4(11)XW9New features included:a) New CUE release 3.2.1b) The phone loads pack 4.2.9 contains phone loads for the new CP-521SG and CP-524SG IP Phonesc) TAPI support for the 500 series IP Phonesd) The phone loads pack 4.2.9 contains phone loads release 1.2.1 for CP-7921G IP Phonese) Support for upgrade license SL-UC520-64UPG= that allows to upgrade a 48-user system to a 64-user systemf) Support for upgrade license SL-UC520-32UPG= that allows to upgrade a 24-user system to a 32-user systemg) Support for upgrade license SL-UC520-24-48UPG= that allows to upgrade a 24-user system to a 48-user systemh) Cisco Logo background image for color IP PhonesThe CCA 1.8 release features major enhancements to improve configuration of security, voice, wireless and system features of the platforms within SBCS.Some of the feature highlights in this release include:Voice- Cisco Unified IP Phones CP-521SG & CP-524SG w/integrated PC switch ports- Cisco Unified IP Conference Phone 7937G & Cisco Unified IP Phone Expansion Modules 7915/16**- Phone Button Labels- Restart phones from topology view- SIP trunk: Change order of custom access control list entries (ACE) applied to WAN interfaceSecurity- Cisco Secure Router 520 Series with Advanced (Zone-based) firewall and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) VPN- Split-tunnel & Internet access through VPN tunnel modes in both SR500 and UC500 series- Automatic VoIP pass-through with SR500 ADSL or Fastethernet WAN termination for UC500- Display dynamically allocated WAN address in UC500 & SR500 VPN server configurationWireless- Increase maximum to 10 autonomous AP System- Data VLAN IP address change & DHCP server configuration in devicesetup wizard- Support upgrade to UC500 64 user license- Progress bars for software upgrade- Add CCA version and date/time stamp on UC500 configurationAll current users with a valid support contract are eligible for this upgrade. If you do not have a valid support contract and want to upgrade, give us a call at 866-99VINCI and we can help you out.
In response to increased identity theft incidents and security breaches, major credit card companies have collaborated to create the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS), which is a series of requirements to streamline and standardize how companies store and access credit card information.
The Cisco ACE Web Application Firewall helps organizations that store, process, and transmit credit card data to comply with the PCI DSS requirements. Because of its unique blend of HTML and XML security, the Cisco ACE Web Application Firewall provides a full compliance solution for the PCI DSS version 1.1's requirements in sections 6.5 and 6.6.
Section 6.6 in particular mandates that any organization handling, processing, or storing credit card information must install a Web application firewall by June 30, 2008 to protect applications against the OWASP Top 10 attacks (http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Top_10_2007.)
The Cisco ACE Web Application Firewall provides full compliance with the latest's PCI requirements by securing and protecting Web applications from common attacks, such as:
These attacks may include:
New Price Drop for Cisco ASA 5510 with IPS Bundles and Spares http://www.cisco.com/go/asaips
Cisco announces price drop of Cisco ASA5510-AIP10 solution, AIP-SSM10, AIP-SSM20 and orderability of new ASA 5500 IPS solution bundles. The new lower prices are very attractive to customers looking to enhance their firewall security or desiring to meet compliance mandates. The new ASA 5500 IPS solution bundles with Sec Plus license greatly simplify ordering. The new ASA5510-AIP20 Sec Plus solution provides performance-matched IPS and firewall in a single integrated appliance.
The new prices are effective September 23, 2008. We expect first customer ship on the new bundles to take place in approximately two weeks.
New LP ($US)
Old LP ($US)
ASA 5510 with AIP-SSM10
New ASA 5500 IPS Solutions
ASA 5510 with AIP-SSM10 and Sec Plus license
ASA 5510 with AIP-SSM20 and Sec Plus license
Intuitive, powerful, and secure, the Cisco ASA 5500 IPS solution provides market-leading firewall, IPS, and VPN in a single integrated appliance. Cisco IPS greatly enhances firewall security and protects against over 30,000 threats. The IPS capabilities of Cisco ASA 5500 Series are uniquely hardware accelerated, so turning on IPS does not impact the host firewall or VPN throughput. Management is simple with easy-to-use Cisco IPS Manager Express (IME). These models listed above are positioned for SMBs, mid-market and branch offices.
Driven by increasing compliance mandates (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC) and growing customer security awareness and demand, the Cisco ASA 55500 IPS solution has experienced tremendous growth the last few years. These new lower prices and easy-to-order bundles make it easier for customers to save money, meet ever-increasing compliance requirements and keep threats out, company data in.
Additional InformationCisco ASA 5500 Series Website: www.cisco.com/go/asaipsCisco IPS Manager Express Website: www.cisco.com/go/imeCisco IPS Website: www.cisco.com/go/ips
Tech Target's article "Introduction to the benefits of NAC" published today.
Read it here: NAC Article
It turned out to be much more of an introduction than we are used to, but sometimes we have been known to assume readers want more technical information from the start, but we'd like to know what you think.
I was interviewed today as a subject matter expert for an upcoming NAC online mini-series.
Cisco's NAC solution allows organizations to enforce security policies for endpoints connecting to the network. The NAC appliance determines if the endpoint meets the requirements for software firewall, antivirus and patch levels. Endpoints that meet the established criteria are allowed access to the network, where endpoints that do not meet the requirements are placed on remediation network, where they can be brought up to compliance for access to the network.
It was good to talk about some of the lesser known components of Cisco's NAC line, such as the NAC Guest Server. The Cisco NAC Network Module makes NAC available to the SMB market. You can find out more about Cisco's NAC solutions at www.cisco.com/go/nac
We recieved our Cisco Smart Business Communications (SBCS) DemoBox last week. The kit includes:• Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express• Cisco Unity ® Express• Cisco Unified Call Connector for Microsoft Office• Cisco Unified IP Communicator• Cisco Configuration Assistant• Cisco Unified Communications 520 appliance with secure data and wireless networking• Cisco access point antenna• Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931G and 7970G• Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phone 7921GCisco Unified Communications 520 for Small Business includes:• Full array of end-user phone and system calling features• Voice messaging with Cisco Unity® Express• 4 FXO• Automated attendant• Windows GUI-based Cisco Configuration Assistantfor complete system setup, customization andmanagement, onsite or remote• Cisco IOS® Firewall• Cisco Easy VPN Remote and Server support• Standard 802.1x support on integrated switching• Network Address Translation (NAT)• Wireless LAN connectivity with enhanced securityStay tuned for more once I get a chance to roll up my sleeves and really play with it.