HighPoint Achieves Cisco Gold Certification in the UK

Greenford, UK – September 18, 2013 – HighPoint announced today it has achieved Cisco® Gold Certification. To earn Gold Certification, HighPoint had to meet rigorous standards set forth by Cisco in networking competency, service, support and customer satisfaction.

“HighPoint is proud to have achieved this milestone in our Cisco partnership. With this accomplishment, we continue to show our commitment to building a team of experts with the ability to design, deploy, and support technology solutions on a global scale,” said Mike Mendiburu, President of HighPoint.

“We are committed to providing the tools, training, and programs that facilitate partner growth, differentiation, and profitability,” said Edison Peres, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channels at Cisco. “With specializations in unified communications, routing and switching, security, and wireless LAN, HighPoint has made an investment in developing the capability to deliver the integrated and customized technology solutions that today’s customers demand.”

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 a partner’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.

As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, HighPoint has met the requirements for attaining the broadest range of expertise across multiple technologies by achieving Cisco advanced specializations in unified communications, routing and switching, security, and wireless LAN. In addition, HighPoint has integrated Cisco Lifecycle Services into its offerings and is required to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction. Cisco Gold Certification provides HighPoint with access to comprehensive sales, technical, and lifecycle services training and support available from Cisco.