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Partner Overview - Cisco

Partner overview – Cisco

Cisco is a worldwide leader in IT, helping companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. At Cisco customers come first and an integral part of their DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success. Cisco is forging a new global path in networking – transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate.

Why Softcat for Cisco

Softcat and Cisco share a vision to build strong relationships. Softcat is a Global Partner Network agent and host, standing with Cisco for over 17 years and acting as a key partner to deliver Cisco's architectures.

Team Size
Partners Since
Top 5
UK Partner Level

We have advanced specialisation in all four of Cisco's architectures – Datacentre, Enterprise Networking, Collaboration and Security, walking hand-in-hand with customers on a transitional journey to bring their digitalised world together for optimum performance. We understand the way Cisco operates, supporting customers for the lifecycle of the product and are aligned with Cisco's strategic priorities: Switching, Software, Security and Services.

"Softcat are one of our largest value added partners in the UK, working across our portfolio and across vertical industries to put digital ready solutions together for our mutual customers."
Kevin Sparks, Director Cisco Commercial

Softcat Cisco Highlights

Solutions with Cisco

End User Computing & Mobility

Mobilising users with the applications and services they need is important.

Working with Cisco, Softcat can help design and implement the mobility strategy and solutions that make an organisation more efficient, collaborative and responsive. With the highest levels of security, users will benefit from an optimum experience, wherever they are.


Cisco's portfolio of Cisco UCS integrated infrastructure and service solutions delivers consistent, highly secure and reliable business results.

With superior scalability, simplified management and streamlined operations Softcat uses Cisco's proven datacentre solutions to enable a faster deployment of business applications, data analytics, desktop virtualisation and cloud solutions. This increases flexibility and interoperability, using a programmable infrastructure built on open standards.

Networking & Security

The open, programmable Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) uses intent-based networking to allow users to make decisions faster, mitigate more security threats and manage connected devices more easily.

Softcat ensures that Cisco's comprehensive portfolio of security technologies works together effortlessly, providing advanced threat protection. Next-generation firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (IPS), secure access systems, security analytics and malware defence deliver effective network security and incident response. Web and email security, network security and cloud security are all backed up by in-depth threat and malware intelligence.


Softcat provide a range of services to help organisations provision and manage their Cisco products within an existing infrastructure.

Whatever your need, Softcat are on hand to to act as an extension of your IT team to help you deliver the IT service your organisation needs.

Software Licensing

Cisco ONE Software is a valuable and flexible way to buy software for datacentre, WAN and access domains.

Cisco's software licensing program brings flexibility to consuming software, offering a complete end-to-end solution that includes software, hardware and services. At each stage in the product lifecycle Cisco ONE Software helps make buying, managing and upgrading network and infrastructure software easier. With Cisco ONE Softcat can make buying, activating and managing software easier and consistent across Cisco's product families. We will ensure you're seeing full value in your software purchases and can assist in helping you to adopt the licenses in your network successfully.


Cisco Collaboration tools feature an intuitive touchscreen interface and every product shares the same user experience. No learning curve or barriers. Simply turn it on and go.

Cisco Collaboration technology empowers people to engage and innovate - anywhere, any time, on any device. Softcat can help organisations collaborate better with Cisco's range of IP phones and video conferencing endpoints designed for organisations of any size, delivering unified communications on premises and in the cloud.


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Cisco partner awards

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UK&I Cisco Capital Partner of the Year


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Cisco UK&I Services Partner of the Year