With the need for security solutions growing across all verticals, distributor Ingram Micro has announced that it has been awarded a new Cisco Advanced Security accreditation.
Highlighting the need for security with the rise of malware, ransomware and global cyber attacks, the company said that the area is a priority and that it has invested in a Virtual Security Operations Centre (VSOC) to deliver on its commitment to build a strong Cyber security division.
Scott Murphy, director of Advanced Solutions at Ingram Micro commented: “We understand the opportunity for our partners and vendors around Cyber Security and how vital it is - they need to be confident in the support provided by their Distributor. Ingram Micro Advanced Solutions continues to make investments like this, including the Cisco business unit.”
For Ingram Micro’s Cisco Sales team, passing the Advanced Security accreditation means that they are able to deliver and accelerate Security business with partners. Building on a solid foundation, the sales team is now equipped to deliver Cisco’s solutions and technologies with Advanced Security. The company notes that VSOC is a significant addition to this foundation, and further enables and strengthens Ingram Micro’s Cyber security division.
Murphy continued: “It’s great to see the team picking up the challenge and gaining this accreditation. Combining this with us providing Cyber Security Professional and Managed Services we aim to enable partners to generate, propose, close and manage Cisco Advanced Security Solutions.”
Ingram believes that this new certification will give it a unique position in the market, with the ability to offer a distinct expertise to its partners in a fractured market.
Cisco has been rapidly expanding its scope over the past year, investing in multiple acquisitions. Most recently in October, the company acquired machine learning company Perspica for an undisclosed fee and collaboration experience provider BroadSoft for an eye-watering $1.9 billion. In this calendar year alone the company has spent $6.21 billion on acquiring other firms with the purchases of Observable Networks and the aforementioned Perspica being undisclosed.