Wherever you want your network to take your business, a Cisco® Certified Partner can make sure you get there. Choose a Cisco Certified Partner with the validated credentials and areas of expertise that best fit your technical needs and business strategies. And be assured you'll be partnering with a value-based solutions provider that meets the exacting standards of Cisco Systems®–the leading brand in networking worldwide.

When it comes to optimizing every aspect of your network for business success, it’s what you know and who you know. That’s why it’s time you got to know a member of the Cisco Channel Partner Program. Today’s networks integrate communications, applications, and services into one intelligent system, opening up unprecedented opportunities for technical creativity and business advantage. Cisco teams with partners that have the breadth of knowledge to deliver integrated network solutions, and the depth of experience to create specialized solutions that address your unique requirements. A Cisco Certified Partner is well qualified to become your trusted networking ally, delivering the products, services, expertise, and financing that put you ahead of your competition.

Routing and Switching: The Network Is the Platform

Cisco Network Systems, which are comprised of Cisco routers, switches, and network management software, are the foundation for the services and applications you need to realize the potential of your business. Together, Cisco switches, routers, and software create an intelligent integrated network that adapts to your current and future business needs. Cisco Network Systems:


  • Provide secure, but unconstrained, connectivity between employees, customers, and information
  • Deliver quality, real-time applications, such as voice and video, on a converged network platform
  • Ensure access to information and resources from virtually anywhere, anytime
  • Automate a manageable and self-defending, secure, network
  • Reduce your operating expenses
Examining TCO

"When evaluating network foundation technologies such as routing and switching, organizations should look out 5 years or more to calculate TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) A product may appear to have a lower TCO early in the lifecycle.

However, as companies need new services and perform incremental upgrades, the wrong choice can quickly lead to a skyrocketing TCO. In addition, the implications of choosing the wrong long-term products can lead to unnecessary downtime, lost opportunity costs and inconsistent device manageability. One CTO described Cisco switches as a Swiss Army Knife: He wasn't sure when he'd need the additional features, but he knew they'd be there when he needed them."

—Zeus Karravala, Yankee Group, DecisionNote Question and Answer Analysis

Solution Details

Cisco Network Systems' portfolio of routers and switches provides your business an integrated solution that is secure, solid, and compatible with future technologies. Rather than purchase separate products for individual functions such as, routing, switching, security, WAN optimization, and Internet access, you can integrate everything your business needs to enable anytime, anywhere, secure communications throughout the company and across the Internet.

The Cisco Network Systems end-to-end approach to routing, switching and network management allows all employees — including those at remote sites — access to the same business applications and services, and to each other. This approach also enables technical staff to centrally manage the network, providing reliable service to employees in all locations. Because the solutions are modular, your business can incrementally add or upgrade equipment as needed.

The Cisco Network Systems solutions provide:

  • Secure access and connectivity
  • Business continuity
  • Service and application delivery
  • Automated management
  • Infrastructure consolidation and utilization
  • Communication convergence and real-time collaboration