Cisco and Finmeccanica today announced a new global partner agreement that will combine their complementary technology strengths in the defense and civil industries to create innovative products and systems for the global marketplace.
Building on a long-standing and successful relationship between the two companies, the expanded, collaborative alliance combines Finmeccanica’s industry expertise and solutions with Cisco’s IT, networking and communications innovation.
Under the agreement, Cisco will provide Finmeccanica with an extensive range of industry leading networking, design and engineering expertise from Cisco networking equipment and infrastructure, Finmeccanica global sales and engineering teams will have access to Cisco sales and technology training programs, such as Cisco Sales Expert and Cisco Vertical Solutions Architect, Finmeccanica, as a Cisco Global Specialty Integrator, will be allowed to embed Cisco technologies into its own systems and solutions in all geographies, where a strong resilience and a high quality of networking services are required.
The agreement will also enable Finmeccanica to partner directly with Cisco globally and resell select networking technology and collaborate in the development of new solutions.
Cisco will be able to utilize Finmeccanica’s technology and products where appropriate, for example, machine learning and analytics forecasting for building management .