A few weeks ago, I got to arrange a meeting of the minds – between Cisco and one of our Master Security and UC Specialized partners, Nexus, to be exact. Given the new Security products and solutions we’ve announced around defending the data center, we thought it’d be a good time to sit down with Nexus and get a partner perspective on what they’re seeing in the market.
We chatted with Waheed Choudhry, President and COO, and Mike Zozaya, Practice Manager of Security, Mobility, and Infrastructure at Nexus to get some insights on what their customers are trying to achieve in the data center and how Cisco Security is helping them get there.
Nexus pointed out that as customers are looking for ways to reduce costs and increase efficiency in the data center, they’re creating complex environments where security needs to secure both the physical and virtual data center.
Zozaya described a situation, where Nexus recently worked with a marketing agency that had competing clients. The marketing agency needed to show their customers that the agency’s data center was securely segmented, assuring that confidential information would not be leaked or hacked. Nexus was able to address the concerns of both the agency and its customers, with Cisco’s data center security portfolio and Nexus’ own extensive expertise.
Choudhry explained why Nexus chooses Cisco Security in supporting their customers: “When Cisco spends a dollar in security, they spend it across all their architectures.” With security that is integrated into the network fabric, partners like Nexus can deliver security when, where, and how customers need it.
We really appreciated the time with Nexus, and together, look forward to helping customers (securely) transform their business.