Cisco Master Specialization Distinguishes Solution Provider with Highest Level of Security Expertise, Lifecycle Services and Success in Sales
NEW YORK, February 8, 2017 – Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), announced today that it has achieved the Cisco Master Security Specialization. This specialization recognizes Logicalis as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support highly sophisticated Cisco network security solutions.
“Earning Cisco’s Master Security designation underscores the value we deliver to our customers and the intense focus and importance Logicalis places on our robust portfolio of strategic consulting, security architecture solutions, professional services and managed security services,” says Ron Temske, Vice President, Security Solutions, Logicalis US. “The Cisco designation serves as an important benchmark clients rely on when making decisions about which partner can best serve their enterprise security needs across the entire attack spectrum – before, during and after an attack.”
The Cisco Master Security Specialization is designed to recognize an elite group of channel partners who have invested in the most in-depth technology skills and have demonstrated success in providing services for Cisco’s value-added security solutions.
To achieve the Master Security Specialization, partners must first attain the Cisco Advanced Security Architecture Specialization. Partners must then meet a series of stringent requirements in three categories: technology capabilities, sales expertise and Cisco Lifecycle Services. Channel partners must meet a number of prerequisites, including: one FireJumper and one individual Cisco CCNP Security certification. Partners are also required to provide references called Partner Executed Proof of Values (PoVs) that determine whether their product or technology directly addresses a defined set of business outcomes. Finally, partners must supply evidence of expertise in three of six defined security practice areas: (1) threat visibility, (2) network vulnerability assessment, (3) remediation and response, (4) secure cloud, (5) secure data center, and (6) secure IoT.
The Cisco Channel Partner Program helps our partners build the sales, technical and services skills required to deliver Cisco solutions and customer business outcomes. Through the program's specializations and certifications, Cisco recognizes a partner's expertise in deploying solutions based on Cisco advanced technologies and services. Using a third-party audit process, the program validates a partner's technology skills, business practices, customer satisfaction, presales and post-sales support capabilities, and other critical factors that customers consider when choosing a trusted partner.
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Logicalis is an international multi-skilled solution provider providing digital enablement services to help customers harness digital technology and innovative services to deliver powerful business outcomes.
Our customers cross industries and geographical regions; our focus is to engage in the dynamics of our customers’ vertical markets including financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, and to apply the skills of our 4,000 employees in modernizing key digital pillars, data center and cloud services, security and network infrastructure, workspace communications and collaboration, data and information strategies, and IT operation modernization.
We are the advocates for our customers for some of the world’s leading technology companies including Cisco, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.5 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. It is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the AIM market of the LSE, with revenues of over $6.5 billion.
For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.
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