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Converged Technology Group Achieves Advanced Security Specialization from Cisco in the United States

ISLANDIA, NY – August 3, 2010 – Converged Technology Group announced today that it has achieved the Advanced Security Specialization from Cisco®. This specialization recognizes the company as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support comprehensive, integrated Cisco network security solutions.

“While IT security may not be on the front page like it once was, it’s only because everyone’s addressed their situation, not because the threats have gone way or gotten any less dangerous, “said Leo Galletta, one of the principals of Converged Technology Group. “Now, our job is to ensure that our clients’ security remains strong and on the leading edge, which is why we’ve worked to achieve the Cisco Advanced Security Specialization.”

“As a Cisco Advanced Security Specialized Partner, Converged Technology Group’s investment in the training required to provide customers the advanced security solutions they need to develop a Cisco Self-Defending Network ranks them among the industry’s most-qualified,” said Susan Don, director of security for worldwide channels at Cisco.

The Cisco Advanced Security Specialization is designed to help partners deliver a Cisco Self-Defending Network made up of integrated, collaborative and adaptive security solutions. This specialization enables partners to address the needs of a wide range of customers, from enterprise-scale organizations to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). It focuses on the entire suite of Cisco security products, including Cisco Security Agent; the Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System (Cisco Security MARS); Cisco Network Admission Control and Cisco IOS® Software.

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 Security Specialization also provides Converged Technology Group with access to comprehensive sales, technical, and lifecycle services training and support available from Cisco.

About Converged Technology Group
Converged Technology Group is the leading provider of co-managed advanced technology solutions that improve IT performance, end-user productivity and organizational efficiency for commercial organizations. Located in Islandia, NY, Converged Technology Group provides network infrastructure, unified communications and virtualized data center solutions and services to multinational enterprises headquartered in the greater New York area. For more information on Converged Technology Group, please visit www.ctg-solutions.com.

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