Zones Achieves Advanced Wireless LAN Specialization from Cisco in the United States

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Advanced Certification Broadens Company’s Solution Offerings


Zones, Inc. announced today that it has achieved the Advanced Wireless LAN Specialization from Cisco®. This specialization recognizes Zones as having the fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support advanced Cisco Wireless LAN solutions.

“Zones provides IT products and solutions to premiere Fortune 1000 companies,” said Asif Hudani, senior vice president, IT services at Zones. “Customers trust Zones because we proactively stay at the cutting edge of IT networking strategies. We are extremely pleased to have achieved Advanced Certification within Cisco’s Wireless LAN service and we will continue to strive toward the most advanced levels of certification with our valued partners.”

“As a Cisco Advanced Wireless LAN Specialized Partner, Zones’ training investment ranks them among the industry’s most-qualified in providing wireless LAN solutions,” said Wenceslao Lada, vice president of worldwide channels borderless network architectures at Cisco.

The Cisco Advanced Wireless LAN Specialization is designed to help the company’s channel partners deliver the wireless solutions their customers need to increase their productivity and responsiveness, extend applications beyond the wired network, and overcome obstacles encountered with traditional wired communications. Cisco Advanced Wireless LAN Specialized Partners are able to build solutions based on the entire suite of Cisco wireless LAN products, including Cisco access points, Cisco Unified Wireless LAN Management solutions, Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers, Cisco wireless bridge solutions, Cisco wireless LAN client adapters and Cisco Unified IP Phone 7900 Series handsets.

The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides partners with the training required to build sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills, and then validates their skills through a third-party audit. Cisco resale partner certifications—Select, Premier, Silver and Gold—represent an increasing breadth of skills across key technologies and a partner’s ability to deliver integrated networking solutions. Cisco resale partner specializations—SMB, Express, Advanced and Master—reflect an increasing depth of sales, technical and service expertise in particular technologies. Achieving Cisco Advanced Wireless LAN Specialization also provides Zones access to comprehensive sales, technical, and lifecycle services training and support available from Cisco.

About Zones
Zones, Inc. supports business, healthcare, and specialty markets by applying innovative technology solutions across a variety of areas of expertise including networking, security, software, storage, data center and virtualization. Zones provides a full range of technology products including notebooks, desktops, displays and other technology needs. The Zones “Expert Connect” organization provides technical expertise to help customers find the right solutions to grow their business.

Zones holds roughly 50 certifications from leading technology manufactures including Cisco Gold, EMC Velocity Premier, Dell Server and Storage Technical, IBM System and Storage Technical, HP Enterprise Networking, and VMware Infrastructure, among others. Zones is also a certified MBE company. Incorporated in 1988, Zones, Inc. is headquartered in Auburn, Washington. Buying information is available at, or by calling 800-258-2088.

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