Cisco Targets Pentagon with Webex for Defense

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  • 08:14 AM, July 7, 2021
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Cisco Targets Pentagon with Webex for Defense

Cisco launched Webex for Defense, an all-in-one cloud-based collaboration service for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on Tuesday.

Last month, the company introduced the new Webex Suite - a comprehensive platform that integrates unparalleled technology solutions for calling, meeting, messaging and more.

Webex for Defense has received provisional authorization by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to operate at DoD Impact Level 5 (IL5) and offers end-to-end support of the DoD’s national security systems, higher sensitivity CUI, and mission-critical information across all workloads, including calling, meeting, and messaging. This all-in-one collaboration solution is connected to the DoD Information Network via DISA-managed Cloud Access Points and delivered out of Cisco-hosted, DoD IL5-certified data centers.

Webex for Defense integrates with our full Webex portfolio of devices, allowing users to connect securely from phone, desktop, or video. A full set of admin and end-user controls enables seamless, secure collaboration with internal and external users as well as DoD partners, and ensures that sensitive data never leaks and information is kept private.

And with features like meeting context and classification indicators, it’s easy for administrators and organizers to apply agency-specific policies to meetings as necessary. When it comes to calling, Webex for Defense is built upon Cisco Unified Communications Manager and its large feature set, including local survivability.

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