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Cisco Webex Meetings Server

Now you can bring Cisco Webex conferencing into your company’s private cloud, for a cost-effective, secure, and flexible collaboration solution. Meet your organization’s requirements for highly secure on-premises conferencing, and deliver the same user experience that has made Cisco Webex the market-leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) conferencing solution.

Product Overview

Cisco Webex Meetings Server is a virtualized, software-based solution that runs on Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) servers and VMware. It uses virtual appliance technology for rapid turn-up of services to end users. With Cisco Webex Meetings Server, there are two options for enabling mobile users to more securely access Cisco Webex conferences without going through a VPN. The first option is to deploy reverse proxy (or edge servers) in the enterprise perimeter (or DMZ). The second option, shown in Figure 1, is to deploy the reverse proxy servers behind your internal firewall, thus eliminating all DMZ components and related information security concerns.

In addition, Cisco Webex Meetings Server uses simple port forwarding on ports 80 (HTTP) and 443 (SSL) to minimize the number of ports that need to be opened in your external and internal firewalls. Back-end servers integrate with Cisco Unified Communications Manager for high-quality teleconferencing.

In large enterprise deployments, critical manageability requirements include user provisioning as well as the ability for users to sign in using their corporate credentials. Cisco Webex Meetings Server supports these requirements by enabling you to use either Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory services for user management and authentication or the industry-standard Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 single sign-on.

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Figure 1.

Full Deployment of Cisco Webex Meetings Server Behind a Firewall

Features and Benefits

Features and Benefits

Webex Administration

Figure 2.

Web-Based Administration Dashboard

Supported Operating Systems

Supported Operating Systems

Licensing

Cisco Webex Meetings Server features user-based licensing, which requires a license for each user that intends to host meetings. For Multi-Data Center (MDC) systems, each data center requires an MDC license; an MDC system requires a minimum of two licenses, one for each data center. For extra large capacity, an XL Capacity license is required. Starting with CWMS 4.0, Smart Licensing via the Cisco Smart Software Manager (CSSM) which is an intuitive portal where administrators can activate and manage all licenses.

System Requirements

Cisco Webex Meetings Server is compatible with Cisco UCS servers that meet or exceed the specifications presented in this section.

System Requirements

Cisco Services

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Together we create innovative, network-centric architecture solutions resulting in a scalable and responsive foundation that can help you realize the full value of your IT and communications investment.

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