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8 April 2015

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Partner Central Event Calendar

Welcome to this edition of your Cisco Partner News where we take a look at some important upcoming events

Firstly, take a look at the Fast Track Accelerators and see how you can get  increased discounts on high volume switching, routing, wireless, security, and small business products with the Cisco Fast Track promotion.

Secondly, we invite you to join us at Voice of the Account Manager session on April 15, 1pm EST. Get relevant sales updates and learn more about Security Solutions.

Finally, can’t get to Montreal? We have a virtual option for you as many keynotes will be available via live streaming and on-demand. We are excited to share our vision, innovation and strategy through a variety of subject matter experts and industry thought leaders. Register for Virtual Partner Summit now.
  In this issue  
  Service Price Change  
  Fast Track  
  CRN’s 2015 Partner Program Guide  
  TPC Benchmark Metrics  
  Programs & Promotions  
  Disti Compass  
  FirePOWER Services  
  Security Incident Response Service  
  Cognitive Threat Analytics  
  Smart Net Total Care  
  Training & Events  
  Security Voice of the Account Manager  
  Wireless Trainings  
  Accelerate on PEC  
  WebEx and Spark  
  RSA Security Launch  
  Collaboration Launch  
Cisco April 2015 Service Price Change Announcement
Cisco periodically reviews the pricing on our complete line of services. As a result, some service prices are being adjusted. See Services Price Changes for details. Download the latest Price Changes
Make Deals with New Fast Track Accelerators
Each deal matters. Every sale gets you closer to your target. Sell more by offering your customers competitive pricing with our new Fast Track accelerators. Deliver the performance and reliability your customers expect while you gain profitability. Act now
Cisco awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2015 Partner Program Guide
Cisco Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2015 Partner Program Guide Cisco has earned the CRN 5-Star rating for our Cisco Channel Partner Program and Cisco Solution Partner Program. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. 2015 Partner Program Guide
Cisco: First-Ever Vendor to Publish TPC Benchmark Metrics
Cisco’s published TPCx-HS results verify Cisco UCS big data solution’s industry-leading performance and scalability. The TPC Benchmark provides neutral evaluation and verifiable performance, price-performance, and availability metrics. Learn more
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Cisco Disti Compass: The Power of Training in Your Hands
Finding time for training just got a little easier. With the Cisco Disti Compass, your training is now in your own hands. This global mobile app enables you to quickly and easily search training sessions offered by your distributor and register on your mobile device. It is simple. Just download the Disti Compass mobile app and register with just one click. Be an expert in the latest Cisco Solutions to help you accelerate your selling and grow your profits. Check out Disti Compass today
Transition Cisco CX and ASA IPS to ASA with FirePOWER Services
New and existing opportunities for Cisco ASA-CX and ASA Intrusion Prevention should be migrated to ASA 5500-X and 5585-X with FirePOWER Services. This latest ASA bundle combines the ASA firewall with Sourcefire threat and AMP in a single device. Learn more
Cisco’s New Security Incident Response Service
This service provides your customers the expertise to assess and design a security approach. Which enables their business growth, reduces cost and mitigates risk. Providing a better understanding of their network. Read About Advisory Services
Cognitive Threat Analytics Zero Day Detection
Last year, Cisco’s Cognitive Threat Analytics CTA uncovered a new threat, which our researchers have found to be a family of malicious browser add-ons. Once installed, they inject unwanted advertisements on certain pages that the user visits. Read more
Tipping the Scales: Address Objections and Set Expectations
If your customers are still on the fence as to whether to implement Smart Net Total Care, join us in this session to discuss how to address key customer objections. Learn how to set expectations with your customers during SNTC implementation, in order for them to maximize their results and change their business outcomes. Register today
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Voice of the Account Manager April Webcast
Join us for the Security Voice of the Account Manager webcast to hear what is new for AMP for Endpoint solution and Email and Web Security. Updated pricing, promotions and marketing and sales tools. Register today
Attend Free Wireless Trainings March Through May and Win
Attend free wireless trainings to address the major industry shift from wired to 802.11ac. Learn how to support the increase in data usage. The first 25 to register get $25 Amazon gift cards. You can qualify to win one of three iPads. Register now
Accelerate Services Training is Evolving
Accelerate your services training platform, is moving to the Cisco Partner Education Connection (PEC) on April 26. With a flexible learning path, you can take the trainings that you need, in the order you want. Look forward to new modules, a refreshed Cisco Services Expert Program, and an easy-to-navigate platform. Find out more
Selling WebEx and Spark – New Incentives and Monthly Billing
We are making it easier and more profitable for you to sell collaboration software as a service (SaaS) with the new SaaS Subscription Resale Program. You will be able to sell software such as Cisco WebEx and Spark the way your customers want to consume it, as a monthly subscription. Register now
Recap: RSA Security Launch
Missed the RSA Security Launch Partner Webcast? You still have an opportunity to preview the new security solutions. Learn more about the new next-generation firewalls before the April RSA conference. Watch the video
Watch Replay: Collaboration March 2015 Partner Launch
Learn how we continue to make collaboration simple. Get launch highlights on promotions, incentives, and updates on Context Service, Cisco Spark, Cisco TelePresence MX800 Dual, SaaS Subscription Resale Program, and new opportunities with cloud. Watch keynote and webcast replay
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