Cisco announces new digital platform, consolidation of partner programmes

Cisco announces new digital platform, consolidation of partner programmes
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29 Oct, 2020

Technology conglomerate Cisco is set to consolidate about a dozen of its partner programmes into a single unit in the next 12-18 months.

Dubbed the Simplified Partner Program, it will serve partners in a more flexible and agile manner, the company said in a statement.

The San Jose, California-based firm also launched a digital platform, called Partner Experience Platform (PXP), to help its partners access tools and resources to make collaboration and co-selling with Cisco easier. The platform will be available to global partners from November 30, the statement said.

The company made the announcements at its 25th annual partner summit, which began on Wednesday. The virtual event, attended by 13,000 partners representing 157 countries, outlined the latest business and technology insights.

Additionally, the statement said that Cisco’s cloud native security platform SecureX had added 4,000 customers since its launch in June. The platform, aimed at improving simplicity, visibility and automation across its security products, reduced threat detection and remedy time by 95% and 85%, respectively, it said.

In a recent report, the company said that Indian firms saw a jump of more than 25% in cyber threats since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown.

In August, Cisco partnered with messaging and collaboration services provider IceWarp for its advanced threat protection solution, which helps filter emails and encrypt data for email security.