Co-authored by Frank Lento

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, we are not talking about the holiday season (although that is great too). Instead, we are referring to the fact that CRN has announced its 2021 Products of the Year. We are happy to share that Cisco SecureX has won the top spot for Product of the Year in the Cloud Security category for the second year in a row. The CRN Products of the Year “honor standout products and services that represent the best-in-breed technological innovation backed by a supportive channel partner program.” You can read more about all our other Cisco winners and sub-category winners like Cisco Umbrella in CRNs Product of the Year announcement.

SecureX is unique in the industry and a differentiator for Cisco. It’s our cloud-native, integrated platform that connects our Cisco Secure portfolio and your customers’ infrastructure as well as third-party investments. SecureX also enables Extended Detection and Response (XDR) capabilities with our orchestration workflows, threat response capabilities, contextual awareness through device insights, and a streamlined ribbon & single sign-on. In a recent Total Economic Impact Study with Forrester, it was found that SecureX can deliver customers savings of more than $500,000 in just three years. With SecureX, customers can achieve the simplicity, visibility, and efficiency they desire to resolve issues driven by complexity in their security environment. It should be part of every security conversation you are having with your customers.

“At Natilik, we have embraced and welcomed the introduction of SecureX. It confirms Cisco’s intent and commitment in the security arena. As integrations grow, the SecureX platform becomes more and more powerful. With a recent customer win, we included SecureX from day one and integrated it with Secure Firewall and Umbrella. This provided the customer with an additional platform of visibility with the options of automation.” Stewart Andrews, Solutions Architect at Natilik

As a partner, SecureX provides an opportunity for you to create value-added services like custom playbook creation, SOC-as-a-Service offerings, and integration services. Any Cisco Secure customer is entitled to SecureX, and we have a great incentive for partners as you activate your customer on SecureX. To enhance your profitability, you can couple this SecureX Activation Incentive with other offers like Security Deal Registration and our newly expanded “Partner-led One Year on Us” offer.

We hope you will join us in celebrating this award, and we would like to thank you for the support we have seen from partners like you. We look forward to a bright future and even more success in 2022 with Cisco Secure.

Looking for some new reading material as you head into the holiday season? We launched our Security Outcomes Study Vol. 2 on December 7th. In this report, we asked 5,100 security and IT leaders in 27 countries about their approaches to five key drivers of a successful cybersecurity program.

Check out our blog and download the report to see what five practices your customers can be adopting today to improve their security.


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Dana Miller

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