New Cisco VIP Program Brings Rebates To Qualified Partners

The rebates, which will be available to a select group of VARs selling IP telephony and security products, take effect now and go through the end of July. VARs will have to qualify for the rebates, which can be as much as 10 percent of the sales volume, and will be paid in September.

The qualifications are somewhat complex and differ between the IP telephony and security product lines. IP telephony VARs will have to pass several hurdles. They must be certified as an IP telephony-revised specialized partner and sell at least $300,000 worth of Cisco IP telephony product during the first six months of 2003.

Meanwhile, security VARs must be certified as a VPN/Security specialized partner, and meet one of the following criteria:

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