TAMPA, Fla., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bright House Networks announced today that it has again achieved the Cisco® Master Service Provider designation and will continue to deliver Cisco Powered Managed MPLS VPN; Cisco Powered Managed Metro Ethernet; Cisco Powered Managed Internet Service; Cisco Powered Managed IP Trunking. This re-certification by Cisco's Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) recognizes Bright House Networks as having achieved an elite level of expertise to sell and deliver cloud and/or managed services. To be able to offer these services as Cisco Powered Services, Bright House Networks needed to complete a rigorous third-party audit of its services. This audit verifies that services are delivered with enterprise-class reliability, security and support.
The Master Service Provider designation also recognizes Bright House Networks investment and commitment to providing cloud and managed services at Cisco's highest standards. The shared goal is to help businesses and organizations realize faster time to value.
"Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions is proud to announce our recertification as a Cisco Master Service Provider, as we enter into our third year operating with this industry distinction," said Craig Cowden, chief network officer and senior vice president of Enterprise Solutions, Bright House Networks. "This certification, along with Cisco Powered Services, are a powerful addition to the industry-leading managed solutions we offer businesses over our extensive and secure IP core fiber network."
The partnership between Bright House Networks and Cisco extends into the marketplace as well. Cisco will provide numerous financial incentives and go-to-market benefits in all countries of legal presence. Cisco will also actively sell Bright House Networks cloud services that are Cisco Powered through its own sales channels. In addition, Bright House Networks and Cisco will continue to work together to provide ongoing innovation through these services.
About Bright House Networks
Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida, with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California and two of the top 20 DMAs. Bright House Networks serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data, home security and automation and voice services. Bright House Networks Business Solutions offers a strong portfolio of video, voice, data, and cloud-based solutions to the small and medium business segments. In addition, Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions provides advanced, fiber-based telecommunication services to key industry verticals in the mid-market and carrier segments, including cloud-based hosted voice, managed security, and cell backhaul to wireless carriers. The company is Cisco® Master Service Provider-certified under the Cisco Cloud and Managed Service Program, the first cable operator in the United States to achieve this designation. Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive, award-winning, local news and sports channels in its Florida markets. For more information about Bright House Networks, or our products and services, visit brighthouse.com.
About the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP): CMSP helps Cisco partners to envision, build, market, and sell their cloud and managed services. The program offers partners access to an elite level of expertise, business acceleration tools and services, sales training, and presence in the Cisco Cloud Marketplace. Financial benefits include global discounts and incentives to help maximize profitability, build customer loyalty, and differentiate a partner's cloud and managed services offerings. Three program levels give partners a flexible framework for business growth and the acquisition of new revenue streams.
About Cisco Powered: Cisco Powered is the industry standard for cloud and managed services. Based on validated architectures and end-to-end security, Cisco Powered services minimize technology lifecycle complexity to reduce cost and risk. To ensure enterprise-class service, security, and 24/7 support, Cisco partners offering Cisco Powered services must undergo a rigorous certification and third-party audit of their solutions. As the power behind the cloud, Cisco Powered services enable organizations to connect with confidence while achieving faster time-to-value, experiencing assured performance, and leveraging ongoing innovation built on open standards.
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