Buy, Validate, Check: Steps & Tools to Help Partners Protect Against Counterfeit Cisco Gear
There is strength in numbers. Cisco is an active member of the Alliance for Gray Market and Counterfeit Abatement and the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, non-profit organizations devoted to global Intellectual Property protection and combating product counterfeiting and piracy.
Avoid Potential Risks While Navigating Lead Times
Material shortages across the semiconductor industry, as well as logistics challenges, continue to impact supply chains globally. Now, more than ever, it is important to stay vigilant and protect your business by purchasing Cisco products through Cisco’s authorized partners.
Where You Purchase Matters
Co-authored with Al Palladin Given the state of the global supply chain, where you choose to purchase matters more than ever. This is crucial for all industries from government to healthcare to financial services. We want to ensure government agencies, hospitals, or banks, as examples, have the peace of mind knowing they’re purchasing genuine Cisco […]
Cisco Channel Chief’s Anti-Counterfeit Message
Partners make significant investments to sell Cisco products to our customers. Helping protect you and our customers from counterfeit products in the gray market is one important way we do this.
The Big Risk of Fraudulent Products for Small Business
Whether purchased knowingly or inadvertently, unauthorized products can significantly harm a small business, for whom the margins of error are slim to nil.
Look Closely Before Hitting “Buy”
I was about to hit “Buy” for a name brand microphone when I noticed something was a bit off. Looking more closely, I realized this was not the true brand I thought it was and that it was being sold by a suspicious third party. My experience was trivial compared to what can happen to Cisco’s partners with gray market and counterfeit products which account for over $1 Billion in displaced sales annually.
Cisco Brand Protection and Refresh Team Up
Protect your investment and improve sales with Cisco Brand Protection + Refresh! By working together to introduce new, innovative programs to our Partners, Cisco is protecting your investment, improving your sales, and combating counterfeits.
3 Key Steps to Protect Your Network from Counterfeit Cisco Products
Learn how to protect from Cisco counterfeit by accessing “Our Identify Counterfeit” platform, source from Cisco partners and check if your gear comes with a valid software license and warranty.