IPsoft achieves Cisco powered designations in managed unified communications and managed security

Written by Businesswire India | New York, August 26: | Updated: Aug 27 2008, 15:39pm hrs
IPsoft Incorporated announced that it has been recognized as a Cisco Managed Services Channel Partner, and has achieved Cisco Powered designations in Managed Unified Communications, Managed Security, Strategic Managed Services and Legacy Managed Services. Combined, these designations recognize IPsoft for having worked to acquire the resources and establish the procedure to deploy, manage and support Cisco managed services.

Chetan Dube, President and CEO of IPsoft, remarked: IPsoft is proud to be designated as a Cisco Powered managed services provider and as a Managed Services Channel Partner. Our commitment to excellence in service delivery and service support is recognized by our customers and partners today, and it is very gratifying to have this validated by Ciscos assessment of our methods, tools and practices.

The managed services industry is on the cusp of a shift from classical labor arbitrage models to more autonomically enabled delivery models; partnering with Cisco, the industry standard in network technologies, is a critical step for IPsoft in continuing to lead this transformation, Dube said.

Adopting managed services allows companies to align IT and business goals, enabling them to focus scarce internal resources on their core competencies while servicing day-to-day IT infrastructure and operational needs through technology delivered as a service, said Jeff Spagnola, vice president of worldwide service provider marketing at Cisco. As a Cisco Managed Services Channel Partner with Cisco Powered designations, IPsoft has made an investment in obtaining the training, skills and knowledge necessary to play a pivotal role in meeting this increasing demand.

A Cisco Powered Managed Unified Communications business communications service is designed to provide unified voice, video, data and mobility communications for the business environment. The service integrates voice, video, and other collaborative data applications into intelligent network communications solutions. These solutions, including Internet Protocol (IP) telephony, unified communications, and rich-media conferencing, take full advantage of the power, resilience and flexibility of an organization's unified communications network.

A Cisco Powered Managed Security firewall service provides Cisco proven firewall technology solutions to help customers better protect their business infrastructure. The service is managed from a security operations center. It supports the key features available on the Cisco firewall solutions, such as network bandwidth optimization and anti-IP address spoofing, and conforms to Cisco and industry best practices.

Cisco Powered Managed Service designation requirements are based on the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework of best practices as well as market and industry requirements. IPsoft participated in an assessment of its network operation center as a part of the Managed Service Channel Program process.

Cisco recommends services that are designated Cisco Powered because they are designed to deliver a high-quality, customizable service experience, making it easier for businesses to make the right decision when purchasing technology as a service.

The complete list of IPsofts certifications is as follows:

-- Cisco Powered Managed Services

-- Managed Unified Communications: Business Communications

-- Managed Security Services: Firewall

-- Managed Security Services: IDS/IPS

-- Cisco Strategic Managed Services

-- Managed Security Services: Secure Router

-- Managed Mobile Communications: Wireless LAN

-- Managed Data Center: Hosting/Co-location

-- Legacy Managed Services

-- Managed Connectivity: Legacy Managed LAN

-- Managed Connectivity: Legacy Managed Router