Verizon Business Achieves Multinational Certification From Cisco

SINGAPORE - Verizon Business announced that it has achieved Multinational Certification from Cisco in Asia-Pacific, having met the equipment maker's rigorous standards for networking competency, service, support and customer satisfaction.  The certification further enhances Verizon Business' ability to deliver holistic and innovative solutions to its customers across the Asia-Pacific region.

Verizon Business is one of only a select group of companies to achieve the pan-Asia-Pacific Cisco certification.

Andrew Dobbins, regional vice president, Verizon Business Asia-Pacific, said, "Verizon Business is recognized around the world as an expert in the delivery of advanced, high-quality IP communications solutions that help multinational customers do business better. These certifications recognize our ongoing investment in strategic partnerships, alongside our own infrastructure, to ensure we will continue to support our customers' evolving business goals."

Edison Peres, senior vice president for worldwide channels at Cisco, said, "We are committed to providing the tools, training and programs that help drive partner growth, differentiation and profitability. With Gold and Silver certifications in multiple countries, Verizon Business has made an investment in developing the capability to deliver the integrated and customized technology solutions across the Asia-Pacific region."

As part of attaining the Cisco Multinational Certification, Verizon Business has met the requirements for attaining the broadest range of expertise in four key specializations: unified communications, routing and switching, security, and wireless LAN. In addition, Verizon Business has integrated Cisco Lifecycle Services into its offerings, and is required to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction.  Cisco Gold Certification provides Verizon Business with access to comprehensive sales, technical and lifecycle services training and support available from Cisco.

The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides partners with training and support, but also validates their skills through a third-party audit.  Cisco partner certifications denote that a partner has an increasing breadth of skills across key technologies and the ability to deliver integrated networking solutions.  Partners must achieve three Gold Certifications and one Silver Certification across Asia-Pacific to become Multinational Certified across the region.

Verizon Business is also Cisco Gold Certified in the U.S. and last year achieved Multinational Certification from Cisco in Europe.

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business is a global leader in communications and IT solutions. We combine professional expertise with the world's most connected IP network to deliver award-winning communications, IT, information security and network solutions. We securely connect today's extended enterprises of widespread and mobile customers, partners, suppliers and employees - enabling them to increase productivity and efficiency and help preserve the environment.  Many of the world's largest businesses and governments - including 96 percent of the Fortune 1000 and thousands of government agencies and educational institutions - rely on our professional and managed services and network technologies to accelerate their business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.

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