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The Cisco Cloud Connected Solution Component #5: Cisco WAAS with eMAPI

Microsoft Exchange Server and Outlook clients use MAPI to its fullest extent. Cisco WAAS offers application-specific optimizations for MAPI and eMAPI as well as client configurations and several different types of servers. It also provides many acceleration services for MAPI to improve performance.

With Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, the eMAPI connection setting requires that Outlook users must have eMAPI traffic active to exchange information with these servers. From a Cisco WAAS perspective, in order to support a scalable optimization solution for this traffic, the Cisco WAAS devices must become part of the Microsoft Active Directory trust domain. This technology does not require any Active Directory configuration changes or the addition of new domain controllers to support the Microsoft Exchange eMAPI solution.

Cisco WAAS provides eMAPI optimization that clearly integrates with your current Microsoft Active Directory trust model and provides Layer 7 optimization for encrypted communication by utilizing proprietary Microsoft encrypted RPC protocols.

Cisco WAAS with eMAPI includes the following features: 

  • Decreases the times of received and sent emails and increases the response times for interactive control operations.
  • Speeds up downloads of the Microsoft Outlook offline address book while decreasing bandwidth consumption.
  • Maintains trust boundaries and does not distribute the private keys of the data center.
  • Outlook ‘07-‘10 are supported – a mix of encrypted and unencrypted traffic.

To follow our continued discussion of all the components of the Cisco Cloud Connected Solution, please stay tuned to our Cisco blogs. Or access each of our other Cisco Cloud Solution Component blogs here:

Ready Your Network for the Cloud with the Cisco Cloud Connected Solution

The Cisco Cloud Connected Solution Component #1: Cisco AVC (Application Visibility and Control)

The Cisco Cloud Connected Solution Component #2: Cisco ASR 1000 Series

The Cisco Cloud Connected Solution Component #4: Cisco WAAS with AppNav

The Cisco Cloud Connected Solution Component #5: Cisco WAAS with eMAPI

The Cisco Cloud Connected Solution Component #6: Cisco SRST for HCS

The Cisco Cloud Connected Solution Component #7: Cisco ScanSafe Connector 

The Cisco Cloud Connected Solution Component #8: Cisco UCS E-Series Server

The Cisco Cloud Connected Solution Component #9: Cisco FlexVPN

The Cisco Cloud Connected Solution Component #10: Cisco Prime AM

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