• Security: Every Industry’s Top Priority

    Posted 02/07/2019 by Phillip Heaton
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    If you’re heading into 2019 selling Cisco collaboration and networking solutions, we can guess what word sits (or should be sitting!) at the top of your priority list: security. With breaches at an all-time high and new threats entering the network every day, an unprotected solution is not only a missed revenue opportunity, it’s a liability. Thankfully, Cisco’s suite of customizable, simple security solutions fit seamlessly with the enterprise networking and collaboration solutions you’re already selling and is industry-leading for a reason: accelerated visibility, a reduction in attack surface, speedy incident response and a halt to breaches. It’s time to lead with security.

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  • Improve your Cisco Practice in the New Year!

    Posted 12/28/2018 by Gabby Giles
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    2019 is going to be a great year for your Cisco practice. We saw exciting updates and announcements from Cisco in 2018 and we’re pleased to have a team of experts poised to help you put those innovations to work for you and your customer base. One of the most effective ways to begin or strengthen your collaboration, networking or security practice is with hands-on training from the ScanSource team. We offer three programs taught by industry leaders that are designed to help you capitalize on market opportunity and drive business outcomes.

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  • Don’t Change the Channel Podcast: Episode 1, Featuring Meraki’s Kristyn Hogan

    Posted 12/06/2018 by Gabby Giles
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    We’re always thinking of new ways to share knowledge and connect with our partners. Our latest project does just that in an easy-to-consume, sharable format that you can tune into during your morning commute or even during lunch. Introducing the ScanSource KBZ podcast series, “Don’t Change the Channel,” a monthly tech podcast designed to enrich the channel experience for our partners and beyond. The format is simple; we’re inviting influential Cisco experts and other industry folks to discuss hot B2B trends, recent events and the many ways the channel is changing. We’re offering our take on what’s happening in the industry and facilitating debates that will affect the way you think about your practice. Tune in and share your thoughts and suggestions with us on social media!

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  • Have Nine Minutes to Learn About Cisco Security Solutions?

    Posted 11/01/2018 by Gabby Giles
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    The way that we work has changed; our security needs to change too. That is the premise, as ScanSource Security pro Ian Thompson recently led a three-part ‘webinine’ series that walks through Cisco Security offerings and capabilities and take a unique look at how the cloud can provide the security you need in this new world. This unique series is full of useful information that takes just nine minutes - 27 minutes in total - to share. Listen in!

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  • Get on the FASTPATH: Q&A with Chris Blackwell, Vendor Business Manager, Cisco Security

    Posted 10/12/2018 by Gabby Giles
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    Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,”—we believe that if he were still alive today that he would add cybersecurity attacks to that list. Security attacks are prevalent in every industry and often take different forms making them difficult to keep up with. Malware, phishing, SQL injections, zero-day exploits and many other forms of attacks threaten businesses of all sizes and routinely get in the way of normal business functions.

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  • CLUS: A Business Development Guy in an Engineer's World

    Posted 06/19/2018 by Ian Thompson
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    Two months ago, I received an email from my boss stating I would be attending Cisco Live in Orlando, FL. I remember the exact moment of receipt and the coinciding excitement and trepidation I felt because Cisco Live is a summit of some of the smartest minds in the world (I guess my boss thinks pretty highly of me!). After reading the bio of the celebrity keynote and theoretical physicist, Michio Kaku, I feared I would spend the week as dazed and confused as I was going through Orlando’s ai...

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  • Communications Platforms: Can You Hack It?

    Posted 04/30/2018 by Chris Blackwell
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    As companies invest in collaboration platforms and dynamic unified communications technologies, the looming threat over and security gaps into their organizations grow exponentially. Because these platforms often house less sensitive corporate data, the gaps take longer to fill and the process around protection is less defined. Although security measures may be in place for other areas of the network, the back door through communications platforms and the users participating often remains open t...

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  • Introducing: Vault Security Training from ScanSource KBZ

    Posted 03/12/2018 by Ian Thompson
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    It's no secret that the topic of security currently sits atop nearly every priority list in the professional world. Companies are making calculated, adjacent security efforts to protect the data they gather, the products they develop and the actions of their people. While ages-old security measures came in the form of locks and safes, today's techniques are far more advanced and protect against unseen and often undetectable risk. Hackers have developed multi-vector threats that are often difficu...

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  • CISCO RESOLVES YOUR CYBER SECURITY FEARS WITH SPARK

    Posted 04/21/2017 by Ashlee Kittel
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    There are two topics I spend a good deal of time discussing: Cisco Spark and Network Security. I touched a nerve last week when on this blog, I brought up the latter; nearly everyone I've bumped into since has expressed panic inducing security anxieties.

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  • Find Cisco Success At The ScanSource KBZ Solution Summit

    Posted 02/17/2017 by Ian Thompson
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    Online tutorials, blogs and videos are great resources for education but nothing beats learning in-person from experts. For most of us, myself included, detailed information and ideas are harder to understand and absorb when taking a do-it-yourself approach.

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