News Release

Cisco Helps Channel Partners Develop Technology Expertise To Penetrate New High-Growth Market

New Specialization Recognizes Partners for Their Knowledge and Expertise to Plan, Design, Implement and Support, Cisco End-to-End Wireless LAN Solutions
Feb 12, 2001

SAN JOSE, Calif., February 12, 2001 - Cisco Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, today unveiled a Wireless LAN Specialization as part of its continuing effort to help channel partners penetrate new high-growth markets. The Wireless LAN Specialization provides channel partners with a structured training roadmap and verification process to ensure that the partner has the expertise to plan, design, implement and support Cisco award-winning* Aironet. wireless LAN solutions.

"Customers in the small-and medium-sized business and enterprise markets are turning to channel partners for guidance on how to employ the flexibility, mobility and cost savings benefits of wireless LAN products," said Tushar Kothari, vice president Worldwide Channels at Cisco Systems. "This represents a new growth opportunity for our channel partners. By achieving our new Wireless LAN Specialization, channel partners earn more credibility and are recognized for having a proven expertise in Cisco end-to-end wireless LAN solutions."