Cisco Partner Survey: Data Center Hot, WAN Op Not (And Other Interesting Findings)


In Security, Palo Alto Poses 'Biggest Threat'

The majority of Cisco partners to take the survey -- nearly 40 percent -- said Palo Alto Networks poses the biggest threat to Cisco in the network security market.

"Palo [Alto] is the one with the most attention," said one unnamed Cisco partner to take Baird's survey. "They are the ones that pose the biggest threat as an up-and-comer because it's a platform. We will grow our Cisco security business but Palo [Alto] is laser-focused on this market. We have more than doubled our Palo [Alto] business [year over year]."

After Palo Alto, Check Point Software Technologies was found to be the most significant threat to Cisco's security game, with 18 percent of the votes.