Material shortages across the semiconductor industry, as well as logistics challenges, continue to impact supply chains globally, slowing output across multiple industries from – automotive to consumer electronics, and beyond. This has resulted in extended lead-times across almost all products, and extended delivery dates.

Unfortunately, we are also seeing a spike in both gray market and counterfeit activity. Now, more than ever, it is important to stay vigilant and protect your business by purchasing Cisco products through Cisco’s authorized partners.

Products sourced from outside Cisco’s authorized channels may not come with a valid Cisco warranty and license. In addition, they may pass through many hands before they are delivered to you, making it possible that equipment and software have been altered to make them vulnerable to attack or premature failure.

Purchasing Cisco products from an unauthorized reseller may also put your company at a risk of receiving counterfeit Cisco products. Fake gear may cause serious damage to your network. And to reiterate, counterfeit Cisco products are not eligible for any kind of Cisco support.

How to Identify unverified Cisco products (screenshot)

Here are some quick and easy steps you can take right now to verify your Cisco products and help keep your business secure:

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Al Palladin

Legal Director

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