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Drew Shever





Hello! My name is Drew Shever and I’m the Account Manager for the commercial Illinois region. This site allows you to make use of all the free resources available as a potential or existing Cisco customer  – this includes apps, demos, and training modules. Furthermore, you’ll easily be able to connect with me with any questions. I’m able to work with your current technology partner or help locate a new partner if needed. If you are interested, I’m also able to connect you with engineering resources and specialists across Cisco’s wide portfolio. In the sections below, you’ll find information on the free resources, blog posts about Cisco’s latest announcements, and my contact information. I’m looking forward to working with your company!

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Free Resources

Free Resources


Cisco has invested heavily in Security and in return has won several awards in this sector for providing protection across the complete attack continuum. Check out our free demos, trial gear, and trainings!


Cisco has made many big announcements in the collaboration space with our recent introduction of Spark and Spark Board. Check out this section for information on our collaboration resources!


Cisco's goal is to make it easier than ever to deploy and manage your network, regardless of the size of your business. Try out some of our most recent innovations in networking!


Cisco has several free resources available to our customer to help them learn about the latest industry transitions and how our products can help. Check out some of these resources today!


Security Resources

Security Resources

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) (Free Trial)

Reduce risks and contain threats by dynamically controlling network access. ISE can assess vulnerabilities and apply threat intelligence. It can also contain a suspicious device for remediation. See a Demonstration!


Cisco FirePOWER Services on ASA 5506-X (Free Trial)

Cisco’s FirePOWER Services includes Application Visibility and Control (AVC), Next-Generation IPS (NGIPS), Advanced Malware Protection (AMP), and URL Filtering.


Cisco AMP for Endpoints (Free Trial)

Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Endpoints provides complete protection against the most advanced attacks. Not only will AMP prevent breaches and block malware at the point of entry, but it will also rapidly detect, contain, and remediate advanced threats if they evade front-line defenses and get inside.


Cisco Web, Email, and Cloud Security (Free Trial)

Cisco’s proven email, web and cloud web security products protect 50 percent of Fortune 1000 companies, more than 20 percent of the world’s largest enterprises, and eight of the 10 largest Internet service providers. See a Demonstration!


Cisco Cloudlock Security Assessment (Free Trial)

A review and audit of your organization’s public cloud application environments, as well as of the usage and consumption of third party applications connected to your SaaS applications.


Cisco StealthWatch Network Visibility Assessment (Free Trial)

This free visibility assessment uncovers malicious activity hidden on your network and enables you to improve overall network visibility.


Cisco Network Edge Scan (Free Trial)

This scan focuses on detecting and stoping more threats by gaining better visibility into the edge of your network.


Cisco Umbrella (Free Trial)

Umbrella is a cloud security platform that provides the first line of defense against threats on the internet wherever your employees work. It proactively blocks malicious requests before they reach your network or endpoints. With Umbrella, you can stop phishing and malware infections earlier, identify already infected devices faster, and prevent data exfiltration. By stopping threats earlier, you’ll see fewer alerts across the rest of your security stack.


Cisco TALOS & Free Software (Free Software)

Talos is the industry-leading threat intelligence organization. We detect and correlate threats in real time using the largest threat detection network in the world to protect against known and emerging cyber security threats to better protect your organization.


OpenDNS – Home Use (Free Software)

Protect every device in your home, instantly. OpenDNS settings apply to every device – laptops, smartphones, tablets, DVRs, game consoles, TVs, literally anything that connects to the internet. OpenDNS is the world’s leading DNS service, meaning you’ll see noticeably faster internet speeds as well.



Collaboration Resources

Collaboration Resources

Spark (Free Trial)

A simple, secure space where you can get things done from anywhere in the world. Connecting your endpoints to the cloud.


WebEx (Free Trial)

Cisco WebEx allows you to collaborate more effectively with customers, partners, and employees. Share information and ideas with teams anywhere, globally; all you need is Internet access.


Cisco Prime Collaboration (Free Trial)

Accelerate site rollouts and ongoing maintenance, lower operating expenses, and help ensure a world-class quality of experience for end users with Cisco Prime Collaboration. This comprehensive, unified management solution for voice and video collaboration networks provides automated provisioning, simplified monitoring and troubleshooting, and long-term trending and analytics.


Singlewire InformaCast (Free Trail)

Protect what matters most with InformaCast, a mass notification system that sends audio, text and images to mobile and on-premises devices. It increases the speed, reach, and success rate of emergency notification communications to get critical information to the people that need it. Singlewire integrates seamlessly with Cisco Spark, IP Phones, and other Cisco infrastructure.


Networking Resources

Networking Resources

Cisco Energy Management (Free Trial)

Measure energy consumption for up to 1,000 network devices throughout your distributed office or data center. Set policies to start saving energy, costs, and carbon.


Cisco Connected Mobile Experience (Free Trial)

Connect and engage with your customers. Discover valuable insights with Wi-Fi and location analytics. Open up new revenue opportunities and optimize operations.


Free Meraki Access Point with Webinar (Free AP & Meraki Trial)

Cisco Meraki access points are built from the highest grade components and carefully optimized for a seamless user experience. The outcome: faster connections, greater user capacity, more coverage, and fewer support calls.


Free Meraki Switches, Phones, Firewall Wireless, Camera, etc (Free Meraki Cloud Networking Trial)

Cisco Meraki Cloud Networking makes it easier to manage your network from a single pane of glass. Try out the full Meraki portfolio!


Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000v (Free Trial)

The Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V (CSR 1000V) is a router and network services platform in virtual form factor that is intended for deployment in cloud and virtual data centers.


LiveNX (Live Action) (Free Trial)

LiveNX is a next generation network performance management platform with real-time visibility, Quality of Service configuration, and advanced analytics.


Cisco Prime Infrastructure (Free Trial)

Cisco Prime Infrastructure simplifies the management of wireless and wired networks. It offers Day 0 and 1 provisioning, as well as Day N assurance from the branch to the data center. We call it One Management. With this single view and point of control, you can reap the benefits of One Management across both network and compute.


Cisco Prime IP Express (Free Trial)

Cisco Prime IP Express provides high-performance, highly secure Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and IP address management (IPAM) services. It is designed specifically for today’s enterprise market.


Ekahau Site Survey Heatmapper Tool (Free Tool)

WiFi site survey software to see WiFi Coverage on a map, locate all access points, and detect security settings.


UC on UCS Virtual Machine Placement Tool (Free Tool)

This tool allows you to virtually build out VMs on UCS servers.


UCS Emulator Tool (Free Tool)

The Platform Emulator is the Cisco UCS Manager application bundled into a virtual machine (VM). The VM includes software that emulates hardware communications for the UCS hardware that is configured and managed by Cisco UCS Manager


Cisco UCS PowerTool (Free Tool)

Cisco UCS PowerTool suite is a set of PowerShell modules for Cisco UCS Manager, Cisco IMC and Cisco UCS Central that helps in configuration and management of Cisco UCS domains and solutions.


APIC-EM Free Download – No Licensing to Use (Free App – No License Required)

APIC-EM is a central part of Cisco Digital Network Architecture. It delivers software-defined networking to the enterprise branch, campus, and WAN. Its simple user interface lets you automate policy-based application profiles. With this module, IT can respond rapidly to new business opportunities.


Cisco Wireless Tool App – For Apple and Android (Free Wireless Apps)

Cisco Wireless is a mobile application for on-premises Cisco Wireless Networks that provides the following key benefits:
1. Monitor real-time wireless network performance
2. Troubleshoot client and RF issues with tools
3. Provision Cisco wireless network with best practices enabled


CLI Analyzer – Free TAC-Powered SSH client (Free Tool)

Command Line Interface Analyzer that includes integrated TAC tools, contextual help and highlighting, file analysis, and much more!


Packet Tracer (A free network simulation and visualization tool) (Free Learning Tool)

Cisco Packet Tracer, an innovative network simulation and visualization tool, helps you practice your configuration skills and see the results from your desktop or mobile device. Use Packet Tracer to:

  • Sharpen your skills for a job interview.
  • Prepare for a certification exam.
  • Practice what you learn in networking courses.
  • Build your skills for Internet of Things jobs.


Cisco Active Advisor – Free tool for network inventory management (Free Inventory Management Tool)

Cisco Active Advisor is a free online service that automates network discovery and analysis of your network inventory. Cisco Active Advisor reduces the overall risk of your network administration by keeping you up-to-date on:

  • Warranty and service contract status
  • Product advisories, including Product Security Incident Response Teams (PSIRTs) and field notices
  • End-of-life milestones for hardware and software
  • Don’t Panic. It’s free. 🙂 View a Demonstration.


WLC Config Analyzer – Free Tool for Optimizing Wireless (Free Config Tool)

Wireless Lan Controller Config analysis tool.


Predictive Site Survey

  • Cisco will make an initial site estimate of the number and placement of Cisco wireless access points needed for your sites.
  • Contact your local Cisco account team

Training Resources

Training Resources

Cisco Tools Index

This sections list all available Cisco tools.


Cisco Support Forums

This forum makes it possible to get any question related to Cisco’s products answered by Cisco experts.


Cisco Community

Cisco Community allows you to join a community based off Cisco technologies or industry and follow the latest updates and trends.


Cisco Notification Service

Cisco Notification Service allows you to create customized flexible notification alerts to be sent to you via email or by RSS feed, on critical product support subjects: Security Advisories, Field Notices, End of Sale/Support statements, Software Updates, and Known Bugs.


Cisco dCloud – Training & Labs

Cisco dCloud provides a Huge catalog of demos, training and sandboxes for every Cisco architecture. Fully scripted, customizable environments available almost instantly in the cloud for free.


Cisco Live

The Cisco Live site provides an On-Demand Library of learning sessions held at Cisco Live events from 2012 – 2017.


Cisco Youtube Channel

The Cisco Youtube Channel provides videos regarding Cisco’s latest product releases as well as demonstrations.


Cisco Training & Events

This resource provides an overview of training and certifications available as well as upcoming events and conferences with Cisco experts.


Cisco Learning Network

The learning center allows you to quickly locate and access learning resources that are available including Study Groups, Study/Learn Pages and Games. In addition, you can view and register for live technical webinars as well as get access to the recorded versions of previously held events.


Cisco DevNet

Cisco DevNet provides Free API Docs, Self-paced Learning Tracks, Active Forums, Remote Dev Labs and more!


Cisco DevNet Sandbox

The Sandbox makes Cisco’s spread of technology available to developers and engineers by providing packaged labs called Sandboxes. Sandboxes can be used for development, testing APIs, learning how to configure products, training, hackathons, and much more!


Cisco Prime Infrastructure Training Nuggets

Cisco Prime is a network management software suite consisting of different software applications by CiscoSystems. Most applications are geared towards either Enterprise or Service Provider networks.


Cisco ISE Training Nuggets

Learning about Cisco’s Identity Service Engine and how it can protect your network.