Cisco Master Specialised

For over 25 years, Data#3 and Cisco have been helping our customers deliver the connectivity and security platform that drive better user experiences.

When it comes to Cisco solutions, our capabilities are unmatched in Australia. As a testament to our commitment to delivering exceptional solutions, Data#3 was recently awarded the Global Partner of the Year for Security and ANZ Partner of the Year. With Data#3 as your trusted partner, you can rest assured that you are armed with the knowledge and experience to tackle your technology challenges head-on.

Curious to learn more about the secret behind our successful partnership with Cisco? Watch our video to learn more.

Global Awards:

Regional Awards:

2022 Global Partner of the Year – Security

2021 Global Partner of the Year – Software

2020 Global Partner of the Year – Commercial

2019 Global Partner of the Year – Networking

2018 Global Partner of the Year – Software

2022 ANZ Partner of the Year

2021 ANZ Partner of the Year

2019 ANZ Software Partner of the Year

2019 ANZ Partner of the Year

2018 ANZ Partner of the Year



Technology Expertise

Through a committed partnership, our technical team has developed deep expertise across Cisco’s portfolio, giving Data#3 an edge when it comes to solving your business challenges with the best technology solutions.

Data#3 continues to pioneer the lifecycle approach; providing guidance, mentoring, and change management services to help companies connect the dots from their technology investments to the outcomes they seek.

As the leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, we are proud to be named 2022 Cisco Partner of the Year for Security.

Cisco Solutions

Intent-Based Infrastructure

Cisco’s expanding use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning has changed how infrastructure is designed, provisioned, and maintained. Where legacy infrastructure, manual configuration tasks and traditional scripting tools are inherently inefficient, next-generation platforms use policies to define the operational outcomes and dynamically create device-specific configuration. These configurations are then automatically applied throughout the infrastructure to ensure the availability, security, and performance of business applications.

This approach, deemed ‘intent-based’ configuration, is used to radically optimise campus networking, data centre, and SD-WAN services.

Cisco Security

As Cisco Master Security Specialists, Data#3 implements best-in-class Cisco security solutions to help safeguard businesses from evolving security threats. Our team of highly qualified Cisco Security Consultants develop solutions to reduce complexity and fragmentation while providing visibility, control, and advanced threat protection across the extended network and attack continuum.

Explore our Cisco security solutions including:

Cisco Umbrella – the industry’s first Secure Internet Gateway in the cloud

Cisco Duo MFA – reduce the risk of a data breach with multi-factor authentication

Cisco SecureX – adopt the broadest most integrated approach to XDR

Thousand Eyes (part of Cisco) – get visibility of app performance across any domain, even those you do not control.

Modern Workplace – Cisco Collaboration Suite

Cisco’s comprehensive portfolio of collaboration and mobility tools bring technology and people together to elevate productivity, efficiency and success. From improving your team’s focus with Webex – or Webex for Education – through to delivering seamless meeting experiences with Webex Collaboration Hardware, Data#3 can help you deliver solutions and experiences to power high-performing teams.

To improve your team’s Webex experience, our team of adoption specialists will work with you to understand your own business processes, and how Webex can be quickly and easily integrated into your day-to-day operations. Don’t let your team wander in the wasteland of misunderstanding, leverage our Webex Adoption resources and talk to us today about getting the most from your Webex investment.

Discover why Data#3 was appointed as a Cisco Master Collaboration Partner and learn more about our broader collaboration solutions.

Cisco Software Services and Maintenance

With extensive experience across software licensing, asset management, end user training and adoption support, Data#3 has also developed a rich set of Cisco Software Lifecycle Services to help you streamline your software landscape and reduce your technology spend.

To better understand your Cisco investment and manage infrastructure, we built Lifecycle 360 – a lifecycle tool that brings together all your Cisco contracts, devices and data into the one seamless, real-time management system. Bring order to maintenance contract chaos, Lifecycle 360 offers intuitive dashboards to help you deploy and monitor devices, submit support requests, self-serve budgeting advice, verify support and warranty terms, live chat with customer support and plenty more.

Lifecycle Approach

Data#3 has developed an approach to help customers remove the barriers that prevent projects from delivering the desired outcome.

This approach to assisting customers through a defined lifecycle is unique, and a key reason Cisco awarded us ANZ Customer Experience Partner of the Year (2020). Our lifecycle approach helps customers to join the dots across clearly defined solution phases.

While the Customer Success Lifecycle helps guide customer’s own activities, Data#3 provides a range of services aligned with each of the phases. These include:

Cisco Lifecycle Approach

Cisco Certifications

Partner Certification

  • Gold Certified Partner

Partner Specialisations

  • Master Collaboration Specialisation
  • Master Security Specialisation
  • Advanced Data Centre Architecture Specialisation
  • Advanced Security Architecture Specialisation
  • Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialisation
  • Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture Specialisation


  • Software as a Service
  • Enterprise Agreements
  • Adoption Services Support
  • Internet of Things
  • Umbrella for MSSPs

Partner Designations

  • Lifecycle Advisor
  • Global Partner Network


  • Cisco Try And Buy Partner
  • Cisco Partner Ecosystem
  • Cisco Buying Models Commerce Certification

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