Installing Jabber to Bypass Automatic Login Using SSO

Posted by Anton Kanev on Feb 28, 2020 11:28:23 AM

Cisco Jabber is a great collaboration tool, one that our team at Stack8 uses every day. Our Services team receives many questions on how to troubleshoot different issues within Cisco Jabber. In this article, we answer one of the most common questions that we receive, which is: How to enable Jabber to bypass the automatic login function in Windows.

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Microsoft Secure LDAP Security Update for Cisco UC Systems and SMACS

Posted by John Marrett on Feb 13, 2020 10:29:53 AM

Over the coming months, Microsoft will be publishing security updates related to Advisory ADV190023 that will significantly affect how LDAP can be used in a Microsoft Active Directory (AD) environment. In the first round of security patches scheduled for March 2020, logging will be enabled by default for insecure LDAP connections. In the second half of 2020 (so no earlier than July), insecure LDAP communications will be blocked. This will affect all external systems that make use of LDAP to synchronize and authenticate users.

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Topics: LDAP security, Microsoft Secure LDAP Security Update

CDPwn Vulnerabilities

Posted by John Marrett on Feb 6, 2020 9:13:26 AM

Today a collection of five vulnerabilities affecting Cisco phones and switches has been published. These vulnerabilities, identified collectively as CDPwn by Armis, the security firm that discovered them present a significant risk in many enterprise environments. For most enterprise customers, the vulnerabilities affecting phones (CVE-2020-3111) and switches running NX-OS (CVE-2020-3119  and CVE-2020-3120) are the principle areas of concern.

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Topics: CDPwn Vulnerabilities

Why Cloud UC Puts the Power to Choose in Your Hands

Posted by Steven Karachinsky on Jan 28, 2020 1:53:05 PM

Businesses cannot afford to stand still if they want to maintain their competitive advantage. Today’s success stories can suddenly become tomorrow’s has-beens if they fail to evolve. That’s why the cloud is so compelling – it provides companies with an ideal platform for change, not just at the operational level but also when it comes to strategy and decision-making.

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The Unseen Costs of Traditional Provisioning

Posted by Stack8 Marketing on Jan 9, 2020 9:42:49 AM


It’s easy to see the upfront costs of traditional moves, adds, changes in Cisco’s Unified Communication applications. Time X Salary, right? That’s how we measure cost.  But like the old story of the iceberg, where we only see 10% above water, 90% remains hidden underwater. There are always hidden costs that can surpass what we traditionally see as costs, and it’s these hidden costs that can sink ships.

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Topics: CUCM, SMACS, Cisco CUCM, user provisioning

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