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Cisco Mobile Office:
On the Road
Business Professionals
Overview: A Workplace in Motion
Its no secret that todays professionals are
spending more time than ever working away from
the office. In the Internet economy, employees on
the move depend on networking to communicate
with their clients, partners, and coworkers. Yet
these mobile professionals often have limited
access to the people, information, and tools they
need to be productive.

Traditional remote networking is often too
slow, unreliable, expensive, or inconvenient to
meet the needs of business professionals on the
move. Simply locating a working phone jack in
an airport or hotel room can be an extraordinary
task. And the firewalls that keep company
information secure can pose additional obstacles
for those who need network access.

Network administrators face their own problems
as they contend with managing a mobile workforce.

Opening a corporate network to mobile access
can make it vulnerable to unknown security risks.

Dialup charges, equipment replacement, and
cumbersome billing systems strain patience as
well as budgets.

Despite these pitfalls, the need for mobile
connectivity is here to stay. According to IDC,
45 million of todays mobile business professionals
need to access the Internet or their corporate
network. And as more low-priced, high-powered
notebook PCs, hand-held devices, and cell phones
emerge, their numbers will continue to grow.

To meet the need for secure broadband access
anytime, anywhere, Cisco Systems has partnered
with other industry leaders to introduce Cisco
Mobile Office: On the Road. A flexible,
easy-to-use solution, Cisco Mobile Office
On the Road enables secure wired and wireless
connectivity for mobile professionals over the

Combining state-of-the-art VPN security and
broadband bandwidth with easy configuration,
Cisco Mobile Office: On the Road delivers
on-the-move access to broadband networking.

Its the most comprehensive solution on the
market today, enabling mobile employees to
stay productive with a manageable solution.

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Access When You Need It,
Where You Need It
Designed specifically for the needs of professionals away
from the corporate office, Cisco Mobile Office: On
the Road delivers reliable, hassle-free Internet or secure
enterprise LAN access, either with or without wires.

While competing vendors might offer portions of a mobile
system, only Cisco offers a complete, unified solution
that delivers:
A comprehensive set of advanced wired and wireless
networking solutions
Technologies that enable fast, convenient connectivity
Continuous, end-to-end security
Standards-based interoperability
Expandable, upgradeable platforms to future-proof
your organization
Options for mobility settlement offering integrated
billing and user interfaces
Furthermore, Cisco Mobile Office: On the Road is
the only solution backed by a team of industry-leading
partners who deliver content, infrastructure, access,
and enabling technologies to keep you connected and
productive while on the move. Together, Cisco and its
partners unlock compelling benefits at every level of
your company, from network administrators and IT
management through to the mobile workforce.

End-to-End Benefits
Cisco Mobile Office: On the Road delivers an end-to-end,
integrated solution that combines Cisco and partner
technologies to meet the needs of your organization.

For Mobile Professionals
Cisco wireless and wired LAN technologies are
flexible and easy-to-use, enabling employees to
maintain Ethernet-speed communication with
associates, customers and clientswhile on the move.

Instant, reliable, secure network access provides
connectivity anywhere, without compromising speed
or confidentiality.

Highly available mobile networking helps increase
efficiency and overall productivity away from
the office.

Access to leading business applications provides
additional tools for mobile professionals, such as
Web-based printing services.

Intuitive end-user interface and billing settlement
systems make access and accounting convenient.

Cisco Powered Network service providers deliver
usage models and prices for mobile remote access
that accommodate every user need.

For Enterprise IT
Cisco Mobile Office: On the Road lets IT staff deliver
the high-speed, reliable solution their mobile workers

Cisco virtual private network (VPN) features,
powered by Internet Protocol Security (IPSec)
and other technologies, ensure secure end-to-end
connectivity at all times, protecting the most sensitive

Affordable technology helps minimize overall
expenses as organizations boost productivity.

The Cisco Mobile Office: On the Road solution
integrates seamlessly and easily into the existing
network infrastructure, letting you leverage your
existing network and avoid costly upgrades.

Scalable, future-proof technologies support voice,
video and converged data applications.

Access to a worldwide database of secure public access
hotspots such as airports, hotels, convention centers,
and other locations frequented by business travelers.

These locations are installed and maintained by Cisco
Powered Network service providers, to deliver remote
connectivity with maximum reliability and

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Complete, Integrated Technologies
At the center of the Cisco Mobile Office: On the Road
solution are proven Cisco networking products that
enable enterprises and service providers to build a unified,
end-to-end communication infrastructure of their own, or
to connect to other networks. Cisco solutions deliver a
market-leading combination of performance, reliability
and manageability. Backed by Cisco IOS
software, which supports network services and enables
networked applications, Cisco networking products
provide the features and technologies needed to power
advanced wired and wireless connectivity.

Cisco Aironet
350 Series
This series of wireless
LAN (WLAN) products provide a standards-based, field
proven, high-speed wireless networking solution for both
in-building and building-to-building WLAN applications.

Leveraging RADIUS user-based authentication in a highly
scalable and reliable platform, the series is ideal for
mobile professionals who need the security, flexibility
and freedom of a WLAN to enhance productivity.

Cisco Long-Reach Ethernet
Cisco Long-Reach
Ethernet (LRE) in-building technology lets service
providers deliver high-performance, low-cost
broadband access to multiunit buildings. Based on the
industry-leading Cisco Catalyst
Switch family, the Cisco
LRE solution is easy to configure and deploy and offers
compelling advantages in cost, performance, scalability
and services compared to traditional ATM-based DSL
solutions and other hybrid DSL technologies.

Cisco Catalyst LAN Switches
The comprehensive
line of Cisco high-performance Layer 2 and Layer 3
switches delivers the scalability, flexibility, performance,
and manageability required for advanced wireless and
wired applications in Cisco Mobile Office: On the Road
access hotspots. Catalyst switches cost-effectively enhance
performance throughout every area of the hotspots
distribution and core network.

WAN Connectivity
Cisco routers combine
cost-effective performance and high-density, dedicated
access at the network edge for service providers and
enterprise IT staff. Using Cisco WAN connectivity
solutions, service providers can deploy mobile network
hotspots that deliver network access to public places.

Cisco PIX
Cisco firewalls, such as the Cisco
PIX 500 Series, deliver strong, end-to-end security in an
easy-to-install, integrated hardware/software appliance
that gives mobile users and enterprise IT outstanding
performance, protection, and peace of mind.

Cisco VPN Solutions
Cisco VPN solutions, such
as the Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator, deliver secure
end-to-end access and remote site-to-enterprise
connectivity. Leveraging technologies such as IPSec and
MultiProtocol Label Switching (MPLS), enterprise IT
staff can offer secure wireless connectivity and new
managed services.

Subscriber Provisioning Gateways
solutions act as a toll gate to enable Internet service
providers (ISPs) to provide network access to their
subscribers. By connecting to a gateway, mobile
professionals can enjoy customized wired and wireless
services on the move, in public places like hotels and
convention centers. For example, Cisco Building
Broadband Services Manager provides security,
accounting, authorization, reporting, policy, and
management functionality to multiuser locations.

Third-Party Settlement Services
Cisco networking technologies are enhanced by
third-party settlement services that maximize the
convenience and cost-effectiveness of the Cisco Mobile
Office: On the Road solution. To facilitate instant,
convenient broadband network connectivity, ISPs can use
third-party settlement services that consolidate access
charges from multiple public access networks into a single
bill to enable seamless roaming by end users. Reduced
long-distance and 800 dialup charges further increase
your organizations savings.

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The Partnerships to Make It Work
Technology alone is not enough to deliver a
comprehensive mobile solution. Thats why Cisco Mobile
Office: On the Road is backed by a team of leading service
providers, solution integrators, application service
providers and other enabling technology partners. These
industry leaders have partnered with Cisco to build a
comprehensive infrastructure of equipment and services
that enables broadband connections in hotels, airports,
convention centers, and other public places.

Cisco Powered Network service providers such as
CAIS Internet, Global Digital Media, MobileStar,
and Wayport provide the network infrastructure
to help mobile professionals get connected quickly
and reliablyanywhere in the world, via wired or
wireless links.

Solution integrators such as Concourse Communications
and EDS work closely with service providers and
enterprise IT managers to assemble the right mix of
Cisco technologies and services that are tailored to
meet your organizations mobile needs.

Application service providers deliver the specialized
services and tools needed to meet the demands of
mobile professionals. For example, Mimeo, the
industry leader in enterprise document printing,
provides solutions that help mobile business
professionals become more productive by allowing
them to print, bind and deliver top-quality documents
and presentations from any PC application anytime,

Enabling solutions such as Global Broadband
Roaming allow carriers and service providers to
deploy secure broadband connections to multiple
locations and users.

Connectivity Wherever You Are
The Cisco Mobile Office: On the Road solution is designed
to work where you work. Whether youre at an airport,
hotel, convention center, or train station, Cisco gives you
the freedom to connect to the Internet or corporate LAN
using the technology you choose. Get online instantly to
read and answer e-mail between flights, send the days sales
figures to the office, or review and revise your teams latest
presentation. Anytime, anywhereat broadband speeds.

With hundreds of Cisco Mobile Office access hotspots
already active throughout the United States, and the
number rapidly growing. Youll find Cisco networking
technology at leading airports, hotels, and convention
centers today, with additional mobile access hotspots
planned for other public spaces in the near future.

Business travelers can find a complete listing of Cisco
Mobile Office access hotspots on our Web site
( This indispensable travel
planning tool can help you stay productive on the move.

Getting Started
Best of all, your organization can easily get started using
Cisco Mobile Office: On the Road.

Determine your remote access needs
your organizations overall business objectives to
discover and prioritize your employees remote access
requirements. Determine whether users require access
while traveling while on the road. If you already have
a remote access network, what are its limitations?
Analyze your existing network
Deploying a
mobile access solution can affect network traffic
and require additional capacity. Create an inventory
of your current network infrastructure, including
LAN and WAN equipment and bandwidth
capacities, network management software, and
security policies and capabilities.

Contact your Cisco representative
representatives and partners can help develop a
customized solution that best meets your needs. Visit
Cisco OnlineTo learn more about how and where
Cisco Mobile Office: On the Road can enhance your
mobile productivity, visit

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Visit the Cisco Web site for detailed information about the Cisco Mobile Office: On the Road and specific products.

Cisco Mobile Office: On the Road
Cisco Mobile Office: On the Road Hotspots
Cisco Aironet 350 Series
Cisco PIX 500 Firewall
Building Broadband Service Manager
Global Broadband Roaming
Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator
Cisco LRE Solution
Catalyst 3524 XL-PWR
Catalyst 3508 XLG
Cisco 2600 Routers
Cisco 3600 Routers
Cisco 7100 Routers
Cisco 7200 Routers