Discover the Solution Partner Program Member Benefits

The Solution Partner Program provides the tools and resources you need to develop Cisco solutions, address the business needs of your customers, reach new markets, and grow your business. Learn more about the program benefits. Join Now

Marketing and Sales

Marketplace Visibility

Generate leads by showcasing your company and products with a customizable presence in the Cisco Marketplace. Promote your company, generate leads, and market your Cisco Compatible solutions with case studies, videos, and more.

Cisco Partner Relationship Logo

Show customers and prospects your Cisco partnership with the relationship logo and Marketplace banners. The logo signifies your partnership level with the Solution Partner Program. Once you join, you can put the power of the Cisco brand to work in your marketing materials.

Partner Marketing Central

Visit this self-service portal to create and manage email campaigns and online events for lead generation. Need extra help? You can also request full-service marketing support.

Invitation to Solution Partner Forum

You'll receive an invitation to the Solution Partner Forum. Meet Cisco leaders and attend presentations designed exclusively for Solution Partner Program members.

Go-to-Market Resource Center

The Go-to-Market (GTM) Resource Center is a step-by-step planning guide to help you develop a complete GTM plan or to augment an existing one. If you need additional help, consultants can provide a customized business plan for an additional fee.

Show Additional Preferred Solution Partner Benefits

The following additional benefits are available to members who achieve Preferred Solution Partner status.Learn about program levels and advancement.

Cisco Compatible Logo

Use the Cisco Compatible logo to increase your product's credibility and highlight that it has undergone technical interoperability testing with a specific Cisco technology.

PartnerFIRST Participation

If you offer Cisco Compatible solutions, the PartnerFIRST program prepares you to sell and deliver Cisco's new products and services right at launch.

Increased Marketplace Presence

Select partners who have earned Preferred Partner status will be featured on the home page of the Cisco Marketplace.

Cisco Preferred Partner Relationship Logo

The Preferred Partner logo signifies the elevated level of partnership you have earned within the Solution Partner Program through your activities and achievements.

Milestone Press Releases

Create template-based press releases for Solution Partner Program related activities, including partner-level advancement and the achievement of Cisco Compatible testing certification or Unified Computing System (UCS) Platform Ready status.

Exhibit at the Cisco Live World

Preferred Solution Partners status qualifies you for Cisco event sponsorship opportunities including the World of Solutions Expo. This is an ideal opportunity to generate high-quality leads and access new customers.

Technical Support

Case-Based Development Support

You can open up developer and tech support cases and receive the rapid, high-quality support you need from Cisco Support Case Manager (SCM) agents. Severe issues are guaranteed to receive responses within four hours.

Cisco Product Discounts

Purchase not-for-resale (NFR) hardware and software at substantial discounts. Use NFR seed units in your labs and build proof-of-concept demos to support your development, testing, and marketing efforts.

Cisco Compatible Testing Services

Verify the interoperability of your software or hardware solution with Cisco Compatible testing services. Access to verification testing varies by technology with costs ranging from free to fee-based service charges.

Shared and Dedicated

Gain unlimited access to select shared sandbox labs for up to 2 users/devices, or up to 40 hours of select dedicated sandbox labs. Expected availability in January 2015.

Unlimited Access to SDKs, APIs, and Tech Docs

Free Interactive Developer Communities

Community-Based Technical Support

Show Additional Preferred Solution Partner Benefits

The following additional benefits are available to members who achieve Preferred Solution Partner status.Learn about program levels and advancement.

Additional Agent-Based Tech Support

Open additional agent-based developer and tech support cases.

Dedicated Sandbox Labs

Use up to 160 hours of access to select dedicated sandbox labs. Expected availability in January 2015.