Security Monitoring
How well does your enterprise stand up against today's sophisticated security threats? In this book, security experts from Cisco Systems demonstrate how to detect damaging security incidents on your global network -- first by teaching you which assets you need to monitor closely, and then by helping you develop targeted strategies and pragmatic techniques to protect them. These recommendations will help you select and deploy the very best tools to monitor your own enterprise network. more »
Hardening Cisco Routers
This succinct book departs from other security literature by focusing exclusively on ways to secure Cisco routers, rather than the entire network. The rational is simple: If the router protecting a network is exposed to hackers, then so is the network behind it. This is a reference for protecting the protectors, and author Thomas Akin supplies all the tools necessary to turn a potential vulnerability into a strength. more »
Network Warrior, 2nd Edition
Pick up where certification exams leave off. With this practical, in-depth guide to the entire network infrastructure, you'll learn how to deal with real Cisco networks, rather than the hypothetical situations presented on exams like the CCNA. Network Warrior takes you step by step through the world of routers, switches, firewalls, and other technologies based on the author's extensive field experience. You'll find new content for MPLS, IPv6, VoIP, and wireless in this completely revised second edition, along with examples of Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000 switches throughout. more »
Cisco Router Configuration Handbook, 2nd Edition
Locating reliable Cisco router configuration command information can require extensive, time-consuming research. Cisco Router Configuration Handbook, 2/e, is the solution: a day-to-day reference to the most widely used Cisco router features and configurations. Straight from Cisco experts, it covers every facet of router configuration, including fundamentals, network protocols, packet processing, voice/telephony, security, and more. This book is organized for maximum efficiency. Related features are covered together, and features and options are covered in the sequence in which they are typically used. Shaded tabs mark each section for quick reference. Information on each feature, technology, or protocol is presented in a concise one- or two-page format, with sections presenting quick facts, configuration information, and step-by-step examples, including both required and optional commands. Simply put, this book brings together all the Cisco routing configuration information most network professionals will ever need - and organizes it more efficiently than any other resource. more »
Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE)
Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) integrates multiple components and can serve a wide spectrum of business requirements. In this book, Gary Ford, an experienced Cisco UCCE consultant brings together all the guidance you need to optimally configure and manage UCCE in any environment.

The author shares in-depth insights covering both the enterprise and hosted versions of UCCE. He presents an administrator's view of how to perform key UCCE tasks and why they work as they do. He thoroughly addresses application configuration, agents, scripting, IVR, dial plans, UCM, error handling, reporting, metrics, and many other key topics.

You'll find proven, standardized configuration examples that help eliminate errors and reduce downtime, step-by-step walkthroughs of several actual configurations, and thorough coverage of monitoring and troubleshooting UCCE systems.

Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) is an indispensable resource to help you deploy and operate UCCE systems reliably and efficiently. more »
Cisco Firewalls
Cisco Firewalls thoroughly explains each of the leading Cisco firewall products, features, and solutions, and shows how they can add value to any network security design or operation. The author tightly links theory with practice, demonstrating how to integrate Cisco firewalls into highly secure, self-defending networks. Cisco Firewalls shows you how to deploy Cisco firewalls as an essential component of every network infrastructure. The book takes the unique approach of illustrating complex configuration concepts through step-by-step examples that demonstrate the theory in action. This is the first book with detailed coverage of firewalling Unified Communications systems, network virtualization architectures, and environments that include virtual machines. The author also presents indispensable information about integrating firewalls with other security elements such as IPS, VPNs, and load balancers; as well as a complete introduction to firewalling IPv6 networks. Cisco Firewalls will be an indispensable resource for engineers and architects designing and implementing firewalls; security administrators, operators, and support professionals; and anyone preparing for the CCNA Security, CCNP Security, or CCIE Security certification exams. more »
Cisco Unity Connection
The comprehensive guide to Cisco Unity Connection voice messaging system design, implementation, and troubleshooting.

Cisco Unity Connection presents all the concepts and techniques you need to successfully plan, design, implement, and maintain Cisco Unity Connection voice messaging systems. For every stage of the system lifecycle, enterprise voice expert David Schulz offers clear explanations, practical examples, realistic case studies, and best-practice solutions. more »
Cisco ASA, 2nd Edition
Cisco ASA: All-in-One Firewall, IPS, Anti-X and VPN Adaptive Security Appliance, Second Edition, is Cisco's authoritative practitioner's guide to planning, deploying, managing, and troubleshooting security with Cisco ASA. Written by two leading Cisco security experts, this book presents each Cisco ASA solution in depth, offering comprehensive sample configurations, proven troubleshooting methodologies, and debugging examples. Readers will learn about the Cisco ASA Firewall solution and capabilities; secure configuration and troubleshooting of site-to-site and remote access VPNs; Intrusion Prevention System features built into Cisco ASA's Advanced Inspection and Prevention Security Services Module (AIP-SSM); and Anti-X features in the ASA Content Security and Control Security Services Module (CSC-SSM). This new edition has been updated with detailed information on the latest ASA models and features. more »
SIP Trunking
Most large enterprises have switched to IP telephony, and service provider backbone networks have largely converted to VoIP transport. But there's a key missing link: most businesses still connect to their service providers via old-fashioned, inflexible TDM trunks. Now, three Cisco experts show how to use Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking to eliminate legacy interconnects and gain the full benefits of end-to-end VoIP.

Written for enterprise decision-makers, network architects, consultants, and service providers, this book demystifies SIP trunking technology and trends and brings unprecedented clarity to the transition from TDM to SIP interconnects. The authors separate the true benefits of SIP trunking from the myths and help you systematically evaluate and compare service provider offerings. You will find detailed cost analyses, including guidance on identifying realistic, achievable savings.

SIP Trunking also introduces essential techniques for optimizing network design and security, introduces proven best practices for implementation, and shows how to apply them through a start-to-finish case study. more »
Deploying Cisco Wide Area Application Services, 2nd Edition
Implement advanced WAN optimization, application acceleration, and branch virtualization with Cisco WAAS 4.1

This book brings together all the information you need to design and deploy scalable, transparent application acceleration, WAN optimization, and branch virtualization solutions with dramatically improved Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) 4.1 products from Cisco.

Cisco WAAS insiders Joel Christner, Zach Seils, and Nancy Jin systematically cover new WAAS software enhancements that enable far better performance, simplified workflow, and improved manageability. They introduce powerful new solution components including application-specific acceleration techniques, hardware form factors, and virtualization. They also thoroughly explain recent architectural improvements that provide a solid foundation for future WAAS solutions. more »