SOURCE: Cisco Systems, Inc.

March 26, 2008 08:00 ET

Cisco WebEx Expands Support for Apple Mac Users Across Collaboration Suite

Demonstrates WebEx's Continued Focus on Apple Users With Support for Mac OS X Leopard and Safari 3 Browser

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 26, 2008) - On-demand collaboration applications and services leader WebEx, now part of Cisco® (NASDAQ: CSCO), has expanded Apple Mac support across its suite of business process collaboration applications. WebEx Meeting Center, WebEx WebOffice, WebEx Event Center, WebEx Training Center, WebEx Sales Center and WebEx Support Center now offer cross platform support for Mac OS X Leopard and Safari 3. This expanded support is part of Cisco WebEx's ongoing attention to multi-platform support and its growing customer base of Mac users. To learn more visit http://www.webex.com/go/macpage

"You can't deny that the Apple Mac is becoming more prevalent in businesses; in fact, we have seen Mac usage double in last year," said Ilan Kasaan, director of product management, Cisco WebEx. "We want to ensure that all of our customers have a successful experience, and as with all of our solutions, we are consistently upgrading to meet the demands of our growing user base."

The expanded support for Mac OS X Leopard spans the entire Cisco WebEx collaboration suite to ensure Mac users receive the reliability, speed and support similar to what PC users enjoy.

Specific features include:

--  Increased launch and join speeds for WebEx Meeting Center
    
--  Better desktop/application sharing performance in WebEx Meeting
    Center
    
--  Better presentation sharing performance in WebEx Training Center,
    WebEx Event Center and WebEx Sales Center
    
--  Up to six videoconferencing channels with a WebEx Meeting Center
    session
    
--  Better 3D animations in shared Keynote documents across the WebEx
    suite
    
--  Improved sound quality for VoIP and audio broadcasting across the
    WebEx suite
    

Traditionally, Mac support has lagged due to the limited number of corporate users; however, as adoption of the Mac has grown Cisco WebEx has increased its support for the platform across its entire suite. Over the last 3 years, Cisco WebEx has added new features and additional support aimed at Mac users and remains ahead of the competition in supporting this segment. Most recently, the company announced that its remote access solution, WebEx PCNow, now provides support for PC-to-Mac, Mac-to-PC and Mac-to-Mac as well as Apple iPhone sessions.

Cisco WebEx offers free trials of its collaboration services. To learn more about WebEx Meeting Center or to sign up for a 14-day free trial, visit http://www.webex.com/go/macpage

For more information or to sign up for the PCNow 30-day free trial, visit, http://www.webex.com/go/pcnowtrial

Cisco WebEx provides on-demand collaboration applications to individuals, small businesses and enterprise organizations. Cisco WebEx applications combine both synchronous and asynchronous collaboration capabilities and enable businesses to leverage the web as an efficient channel for interaction with customers, partners and co-workers. WebEx Connect, the first collaborative on-demand platform, will enable developers and customers to integrate multiple applications to create powerful collaborative business "mashup" solutions from web-based, on-premises and desktop applications. WebEx Connect brings together people, process and data in a collaborative workspace designed for the way business people work today.

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