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Better Application Device Visibility With Cisco’s Bonjour Gateway

Making it Easier for Users to Access the Services They Need

Better Application Device Visibility With Cisco’s Bonjour Gateway
(Original Webcast, Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 10 a.m. PT/ 1 p.m. ET)

Ever wonder how your laptop finds the network printer? Or how your iPad can find a nearby AppleTV? Bonjour is an apple service discovery protocol designed to connect user devices to network services. Bonjour advertises services via multicast, which typically would need go beyond the layer 2 domain.

So, even though you may be standing next to a networked printer, your device may not be able to discover and use it if it is on a different subnet. With the Cisco Bonjour Gateway, available in a future software update, the wireless controller will answer device service queries in proxy of the server. Once the client gets a response it can connect via layer 3. Now file servers, printers, video devices, or any Bonjour server device can be accessed across subnets—making it easy for users to access the services they need.

In this webcast, you will learn about these new technologies. You will also find out about solutions such as Network Based Application Recognition (NBAR), which uses different applications and has different network requirements. Voice applications don't require much bandwidth but are very sensitive to delay and jitter. Video requires high bandwidth, but can be buffered. Mapping network flows to applications allows proper prioritizing of packets through the network—and better user experience.

Watch this webcast, and learn how you can use these new Cisco technologies to make it easier for users to access the services they need.


  • Value of application recognition through layer 7 to improve a user's quality of experience (QoE) on the network
  • Functions available in Cisco Bonjour Gateway
  • Network Based Application Recognition (NBAR)
  • Q&A Session

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Event Summary

  • Event type: Online Event
  • On Demand
  • Duration: 60 minutes

Who Should Attend

This webinar is for any technical and business decision makers such as enterprise IT managers, network engineers and anyone who is interested in learning the benefits of Cisco Bonjour Gateway and Network Based Application Recognition (NBR), and to hear about Cisco’s plans for these exciting technologies.

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  • Education
  • Finance
  • Health Care
  • Large Corporations
  • Small / Medium Business