Why Softcat for Cisco?
We are well established in the Cisco channel and are one of the UK’s fastest growing partners.
We have invested heavily in the partnership to build a broad knowledge across the established networking and security portfolios, but also in exciting new technologies Cisco is bringing to market, perfectly complementing our existing expertise in these areas.
We now design and deploy a variety of solutions including:
Traditional Networking – switching and routing from core to edge to help create borderless networks
Security – both traditional perimeter technology as well as more advanced solutions like Ironport and Scansafe
Unified Comms – using the latest business collaboration tools to help connect people and enable office productivity
Unified Computing Solutions – including the latest Cisco blade technology and storage networking to radically simplify traditional architectures and deliver end-to-end optimisation for virtualised environments
Because of our wide expertise we are well placed to integrate multiple Cisco technologies into a single solution. As you’d expect we also support all of these solutions through our Infrastructure, Networking and Security practices where our team of dedicated experts deliver responsive, reliable services based on your needs. For customers in the public sector we are also accredited under the Cisco Public Sector Partner Program enabling us to provide best value solutions to organisations in Local Government, Central Government, Healthcare, Education, Defence and the Emergency Services.
Andy Brocklehurst, Sales Manager for Distribution, Cisco
Softcat's Services Director and resident tech guru Sam Routledge chats to Simon Herbert, Cisco Collaboration Sales Manager about the value of video communications in the modern workplace.
If you - like we do - keep a close eye on the IT press these days, then you’ll probably have noticed that the data center has been dominating headlines for the past few weeks.
Softcat has pulled together its network and security divisions to form a new ‘network and security team’ that has expertise in both of these fields. In identifying and addressing the overlap between these two product areas, the IT provider can now offer its customers a single point of contact for all network and security projects.
To support the expanding role of access control solutions that leverage the intelligence of the network, Softcat announced today that it has achieved Identity Services Engine (ISE) Authorised Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognises Softcat as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco ISE products and solutions.
Believe it or not, it’s been a staggering seven years now since Seb Coe and the bid team were jumping for joy at the amazing news coming in from Singapore that England’s capital had been selected as the venue for the London 2012 Games.
The Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) has appointed Softcat, among a select group of suppliers, to provide backup, archiving and networking solutions to a wide range of institutions involved in further education throughout the UK.
Last night the networking equipment company Cisco awarded Softcat the Commercial Partner of the Year for UK and Ireland award at its annual Partner Summit in San Diego, California. Softcat is well-established in the Cisco channel and is one of the UK’s fastest growing Cisco partners.
When we were putting together our recent piece looking at some of our predictions for the year ahead, one thing came through loud and clear: whatever happens technology-wise during 2012, the demand on the average business network is only going to get bigger.
Cisco have announced the extension and refresh of their SecureX threat monitoring system which will be incorporated into some of its high-end firewalls – referred to as the Cisco CX firewall.
When you work in the tech industry, it can be hard not to keep at least one eye on the media to keep tabs on the latest big stories. From predictions of glory to prophecies of doom, even if they aren’t always 100 percent accurate, the day’s tech headlines can give an indication of the general mood of the market. One area we see on the increase is the use of finance products to fund projects.
The latest Cisco Global Threat Report is available to download. The report focuses on the growing concern of malware and how to protect your corporate assets against these attacks.