PRESS RELEASE: SECURE DATA TECHNOLOGIES ACHIEVES CISCO GOLD, CONTINUES AGGRESSIVE PERFORMANCE & GROWTH
St. Louis, MO – February 29, 2016 – Secure Data Technologies, Inc. (Secure Data) is now a Cisco Gold Partner. To earn the coveted Gold Certification, Secure Data had to meet rigorous standards set forth by Cisco in Collaboration, Security, Data Center, Network, Meraki, Cloud Web Security, Cloud Consumption as a Service and WebEx. This partner accreditation is highly significant, as the Gold certification symbolizes Cisco resellers who are superior in commitment, process and delivery. While a tremendous achievement and an important milestone in the Company’s strategic plan, Secure Data’s grand vision is focused on excellence in execution to propel growth in customer relationships, partner relationships, employees, locations and earnings.
“Cisco Gold is a tremendous accomplishment for the entire organization,” says Dana Steffey, Secure Data’s CEO / Founder, “ultimately, it is a testament to our mantra, execution is everything.”
Cisco Gold is the highest level of channel partner certification and requires a comprehensive list of requirements and detailed audit of virtually every inch of an organization, including Engineering Implementation and Delivery, Sales, Operations and Project Management processes. Worldwide, approximately 5% of Cisco’s partners achieve the Gold level.
Secure Data is an infrastructure technology company, which provides clients with hardware, software, managed services, and professional services in four areas: Collaboration, Data Center, Network and Security. The company has a focused strategy built around bringing “game changing” infrastructure technologies to organizations throughout Missouri and Illinois. Supporting this strategy are key partnerships with five dynamic technology manufacturers: Cisco, Nimble Storage, Tegile Systems, Tenable Network Security and Zerto.
In 2015, Secure Data drove continued growth in each of their technology focus architectures: Collaboration, Data Center, Network and Security. Over the previous five years, the company has averaged 60% year over year revenue growth. Furthermore, the number of employees doubled in the last 36 months, with current open positions in multiple business units, including: operations, administration, sales and engineering. As a result of their tremendous success, Secure built a modern, state-of-art new headquarters in O’Fallon, Illinois. The building boasts over 15,000 sq./ft. of space, combining unique employee amenities, like a dedicated massage room with the futuristic Innovation Tech Center where clients can touch and experience all of the technologies that the company sells and services.
“2016 is already shaping-up to be another year of change and growth…just like we like it!” says Steffey. The company has set its sights on three key initiatives: Managed Services (SecureAssist), Converged Data Center (SecureStack), and Enterprise Security.
“Cisco Gold is an important mile marker, but we have a vision of greatness and still much to do,” says Steffey.
Secure Data Technologies, Inc. is an infrastructure technology company, which provides clients with hardware, software, managed services and professional services in four areas: Collaboration, Data Center, Network and Security. The company has a deep-seated commitment toward long-term partnership, while providing fearless technological stewardship to enable business transformation.
Secure Data is a veteran-owned business that has grown from a focused Cisco practice, to an IT solutions provider that today excels in the development, testing, and implementation of innovative technology solutions and technology-based business strategies.