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Securing Cisco Unified Communications

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Solution Overview
Using secured communications and single sign-on are increasingly common requirements in today's customer environment, especially  where security and compliance regulations must be enforced.  This configuration can be confusing and complex as the scale of the Unified Communications System grows. Learn how to secure your Cisco Unified Communications system in this 16-hour hands-on lab exercise.

Once the lab is configured, the student has a safe space to test additional features that they may not otherwise be able to test in a production environment.

Anyone who installs, configures, or maintains a Cisco Unified Communications environment will benefit from this on-demand lab.

Goals & Objectives

This lab provides a sandbox environment with typical software found in a customer environment.  The student will configure a large-scale Cisco voice and chat environment in a step-by-step fashion, which may then be used for testing and further study.  

  • The student performs the following activities:
  • Configuring Tomcat SSL Certificates in Call Manager
  • Configuring Tomcat SSL Certificates in Unity Connection
  • Configuring Tomcat SSL Certificates in Instant Messaging and Presence
  • Enabling Single Sign-On in Call Manager and Instant Messaging and Presence
  • Enabling Single Sign-on in Unity Connection
  • Enabling IPSEC Communications in Call Manager
  • Enabling IPSEC Communications in Unity Connection
  • Enabling IPSEC Communications in Instant Messenger and Presence

Hardware & Software

This lab consists of the following components:
  • Cisco Call Manager 11.5
  • Cisco Session Management Edition Call Manager 11.5
  • Cisco Unity Connection 11.5
  • Cisco Instant Messaging and Presence 11.5
  • Cisco Jabber for Windows 12.5
  • Cisco IP Communicator 8.6
  • Microsoft Windows 2012 Active Directory / DNS
  • Microsoft Exchange 2013
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Desktops
  • VMWare Horizon VDI 7.4

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