Recognising emerging opportunities in the field, solutions and integration group Professional Advantage has been awarded Cisco Advanced Security Partner certification, the first Premier Partner in Australia to do so.
According to a press statement from the networking giant, the agreement authorises Professional Advantage to sell Cisco products such as PIX Firewall, IOS Firewall feature sets, Secure Scanner, Secure Intrusion Detection System and the company's VPN-enabled IPSEC software.
In the statement PA's joint managing drector said: "This agreement will increase our sales potential by giving us a closer working relationship with Cisco and better access to the company's tools and knowledge.
Liz Lawson, director of channel operations at Cisco Australia, said appointing Professional Advantage as an Advanced Security Partner was important. "Professional Advantage's penetration into the small-to-medium business market in Australia was a key factor in our decision'" Lawson said. "We are very excited to have Professional Advantage on board."