BOCA RATON, Fla. – August 6, 2012 – Tyco Integrated Security announced today it has achieved Silver Certification from Cisco. To earn Silver Certification, Tyco Integrated Security had to meet rigorous standards for networking competency, service, support and customer satisfaction set forth by Cisco.
“The ability to deal with any and all networks and networking issues is crucial to being a successful security integration company. Our achievement of becoming a physical security company that has been named a Cisco Silver Certified Partner demonstrates our commitment to leading-edge technologies and systems integration,” said Jay Hauhn, Vice President, Industry Relations, Tyco Integrated Security. “In addition to achieving specialties in Advanced Routing & Switching and Advanced Wireless LAN, more than 150 Tyco Integrated Security technicians nationwide have participated in extensive training on Cisco Physical Security Products and are ready to plan, configure, and implement integrated solutions for commercial and enterprise customers.”
“Cisco is committed to providing tools, training and programs to help drive partner growth, differentiation and profitability,” said Surinder Brar, senior director of worldwide channels at Cisco. “With specializations in Advanced Routing &Switching and Advanced Wireless LAN, Tyco Integrated Security has made an investment in delivering the integrated and customized technology solutions today’s customers demand.”
As a Cisco Silver Certified Partner, Tyco Integrated Security has met requirements for attaining a broad range of expertise. To achieve Cisco Silver Certification, Tyco Integrated Security was required to achieve two from the following four Cisco advanced specializations: Unified Communications, Routing and Switching, Security, and Wireless LAN, or the Cisco Express Unified Communications Specialization and one of the following advanced specializations: Routing and Switching, Security, and Wireless LAN. In addition, Tyco Integrated Security was required to integrate Cisco Lifecycle Services into their offerings and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction based on independently audited customer satisfaction surveys.
The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides partners with the training required to build sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills, and then validates their skills through a third-party audit. Cisco resale partner certifications - Gold, Silver, Premier and Select - represent an increasing breadth of skills across key technologies and a partner’s ability to deliver integrated networking solutions. Cisco resale partner specializations - Master, Advanced and Express - reflect an increasing depth of sales, technical and service expertise in particular technologies.