Data#3 recognised as the first ANZ Partner to be Cisco Identity Services Engine Accredited

February, 7, 2012; Brisbane, Australia: Data#3 Limited, one of Australia’s leading Information and Communications Technology companies, today announced that it is the first to achieve the Cisco Identity Services Engine Partner Certification in Australia and New Zealand.

This certification recognises that Data#3 has fulfilled the training requirement and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) products and solutions.

Achieving the partner certification required training and exams for sales, solution specialists and deployment specialists to ensure that Data#3 staff understand the value this technology provides and can clearly link customer business requirements to both architectural designs and the technologies required to deliver tangible benefits for customers.

The Cisco ISE platform is a comprehensive, next-generation, and context-based access control solution which offers exceptional visibility and control to optimally secure enterprise networks and efficiently enforce security policies across geographically distributed environments.

Data#3’s Group General Manager, Laurence Baynham said that this achievement reflects Data#3’s ability to respond to customer demands through its investments in the development of highly secure network solutions.

“Cisco’s Identity Services Engine is an enforcement platform which will help our customers manage the issues created by the explosion of end-user devices, such as iPads, tablets and smart phones on their networks, without compromising their corporate security policies.

“Our achievement in becoming the first ANZ certified partner able to plan, design, deploy and support Cisco’s Identity Services Engine is a true testament to the expertise of the Data#3 team and a reflection of our ongoing commitment to provide outstanding customers solutions,” commented Baynham.

Cisco’s ISE enables scalable and flexible security policy enforcement through leveraging existing identity-aware network infrastructure and can be delivered through either logical or physical appliances to address customer deployment requirements.

“Data#3’s investments in technology solutions from global leaders, such as Cisco, is consistent with our overall strategy to bring the best solutions to our customers,” concluded Baynham.

Click here to view a PDF version of the above release.



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