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Cisco simplifies partner program, platforms, solutions for governments

Cisco’s 25th annual Partner Summit saw the debut of new features for security, cloud, and data center platforms with innovations aimed at delivering new levels of agility, simplicity, and resilience. The US-based technology company Cisco also featured new tools and solutions to keep legislative bodies and judicial services operating seamlessly worldwide.

Carrying the theme “Future Ready,” the partner summit saw the convergence, albeit virtually, of nearly 13,000 partners from 157 countries.

New Simplified Partner Program and Digital Partner Experience Platform
Cisco shared the biggest changes to the partner program in over a decade by creating a new single, unified partner program that recognizes and rewards the roles that partners play with customers. Consolidating nearly a dozen partner programs over the next 12-18 months, Cisco’s simplified partner program will serve partners in a more flexible and agile way than ever before.

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Cisco launched a new digital partner platform called Partner Experience Platform (PXP) that will provide all the tools and resources a partner needs when working with Cisco, allowing a new level of collaboration and co-selling. PXP will be available to all global partners starting at the end of November. 


Business Resiliency Solutions for Government
The COVID-19 pandemic has required local and national government institutions to quickly respond and adapt to deliver important services while governing remotely. Cisco’s new cloud solution, Webex Legislate, enables remote and hybrid legislative bodies to convene safely and securely. In addition, Cisco’s Connected Justice Solution for Courts, Correctional Facilities, and Community Corrections powers secure real-time virtual judicial proceedings anywhere, anytime. An expanded Cisco Public Funding Office helps public sector customers tap stimulus funding worldwide.

SecureX platform powers innovations across the portfolio
Cisco continues to deliver innovation on SecureX, a cloud-native security platform that launched in June, with measurable improvements in simplicity, visibility, and automation across Cisco Security products and third-party infrastructure. Since its general availability, more than 4,000 customers have reported a 95% reduction in time to detect threats and 85% reduction in time to remediate. Cisco also debuted platform innovations aimed at delivering new levels of agility, simplicity, and resiliency across the breadth of the portfolio, including enhanced capabilities in Extended Detection and Response (XDR); Zero Trust; and Secure Access Services Edge (SASE).

New Platform Solutions to Drive Workload Agility Across Public and Private Clouds
IT teams need greater insights and automation to address the growing complexity in managing multiple clouds. Today Cisco is unveiling new software-delivered solutions designed to simplify IT operations across on-premise data centers and multicloud environments. With this milestone, Cisco is enabling greater business agility for its customers and empowering developers to deliver innovative application experiences faster.

New solutions include Cisco Intersight innovations and the Cisco Nexus Dashboard, powered by real-time insights and automation, to help customers gain more value from cloud and on-premise investments. Also, Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) simplifies secure network access across all domains, extending the zero-trust workplace anywhere and on anything.