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WhiteSpider Joins Cisco’s Elite Group of Internationally Recognised Software-Defined Gold Partners
WhiteSpider Joins Cisco’s Elite Group of Internationally Recognised Software-Defined Gold Partners

WhiteSpider is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the industry-leading status of Cisco Gold Provider after successfully achieving Cisco Powered Managed Secure Access accreditation. The Leeds-based business is only the second company in the UK & Ireland, and the 5th company globally, to achieve this accreditation. Cisco officially announced the accreditation on the 27th September 2021 and follows on from WhiteSpider becoming one of the first global companies to achieve Cisco Powered Managed SD-WAN accreditation.


Phil Lees, Managing Director of WhiteSpider commented, “We are delighted to achieve this accreditation, our second Cisco Powered Service, meaning we are now a Cisco Gold Provider.”


The powered service program is based on validation of a partner’s technical skills, development practice, and past customer engagements. It is awarded to Cisco partners who can demonstrate industry leading capabilities in delivering Managed Services, and completing a vigorous audit process including:


  • Extensive training and exams
  • Assessment of internal processes and systems to prove the company’s software-defined managed service skills and excellence
  • Developmental work on the internally designed operational tools (Merlin) for our clients, which includes:
    • Automation
    • Event and performance management
    • Self-service portal

Recognition of this achievement ensures customers can feel assured they are partnered with a company that can deliver a service proposition that is underpinned with technical knowledge and expertise.

Tim Exley, UK & I Managed Service Partner Lead at Cisco said “This is a fantastic achievement by all of the team at WhiteSpider who continue to differentiate and lead the way in offering unique software defined managed services to their customers, in addition to making investments in Cisco’s key areas of priority and opportunity.”


WhiteSpider’s Managed Secure Access services enable its clients to rapidly access the benefits promised by software defined technologies, whilst removing the risk and reducing the cost of achieving this. WhiteSpider’s experts design, configure and manage entire networks for organisations with their current and future business objectives in mind.


Phil added “This is a massive milestone in the company’s history, achieved in our tenth anniversary year and we look forward to continued success as a Cisco Gold Provider delivering excellent customer experience to our clients across the world.”