Alliant Technologies Achieves Cisco Master Security Specialization



Morristown, NJ - November 11, 2013- Alliant Technologies announced today that it has achieved the Cisco® Master Security Specialization. This specialization recognizes Alliant as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support highly sophisticated Cisco network security solutions.

“The Cisco Master Security Specialization is designed to recognize resale channel partners who have taken the steps to be able to deliver a self-defending network consisting of integrated, collaborative and adaptive security solutions and full life-cycle services,” said Edison Peres, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channels at Cisco. “Alliant’s Cisco Master Security Specialization is an outstanding achievement.”

The Cisco Master Security Specialization is designed to recognize an elite group of channel partners who have invested in the most in-depth technology skills and have demonstrated success in providing services for Cisco’s value-added security solutions.

“Alliant maintains a deep commitment to investing our expertise in the breadth and depth of Cisco’s strategic services,” said Bruce Flitcroft, CEO and founder of Alliant Technologies.  “Specializations, such as Master Security, enable us to design more operable and reliable networks for our clients – and in the end, that’s why we’re here.”

To achieve the Master Security Specialization, Alliant first attained the Cisco Advanced Security Specialization. Alliant then met a series of stringent requirements in three categories:  technology capabilities, sales expertise and Cisco Lifecycle Services. Alliant was required to meet a number of Cisco and industry-standard technical certification requirements; provide customer references that document prescribed design and deployment capabilities; and supply evidence that they have the infrastructure to support a full menu of Lifecycle Services offerings and capabilities. 

The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides a framework for partners to build the sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills required to deliver Cisco solutions to end customers. Through the program's specializations and certifications, Cisco recognizes Alliant’s expertise in deploying solutions based on Cisco advanced technologies and services. Using a third-party audit process, the program validates a partner's technology skills, business practices, customer satisfaction, presales and post-sales support capabilities, and other critical factors that customers consider when choosing a trusted partner.

Alliant Technologies adds the Cisco Master Security Specialization to a long list of Cisco advanced technology certifications including Master Unified Communications, Gold Partnership, Advanced Routing & Switching, Wireless LAN, Data Center Storage, Customer Service Excellence and many more. 

About Alliant Technologies, LLC
Headquartered in Morristown, NJ with sales and service offices across the Northeast, Alliant Technologies, LLC is a certified and experienced IT engineering and operations firm delivering integrated IT infrastructure solutions.  Alliant’s services include: borderless networking, IP collaboration, server and desktop virtualization, data storage, Alliant Managed Services, and infrastructure cabling.  Alliant assures your success with a proven Project Management methodology, consistent engineering oversight applied from pre- to post-sale, and a comprehensive set of lifecycle services. Our creative, innovative services make your business more powerful and profitable.  Alliant Technologies. Consult. Connect. Care. 

Cisco, the Cisco logo and Cisco Systems are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems Inc. in the United States and certain other countries.

Press Contact:
Katie Patterson
Alliant Technologies

# # # #