Dell has received government approval for several of its networking products, including its S4810, S4820T, S6000 and Z9000 switches. The approval means these Dell products are eligible for use within federal agencies.

Michael Cusanelli, Associate Editor

December 16, 2014

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Michael Dell, founder and CEO, Dell

Dell has received government approval for several of its networking products, including its S4810, S4820T, S6000 and Z9000 switches. The approval means these Dell products are eligible for use within federal agencies.

Dell expects its networking solutions to help government customers virtualize and converge their infrastructures more easily. Channel partners are expected to benefit from the certifications with the ability to provide additional certified networking solutions to private sector customers.

“Given the fact that we have introduced products in the small, medium and large entities in the private sector, and given the fact that the federal government has shown their interest in using lowest price technically acceptable [LPTA], Dell is now able to provide our channel partners with the ability to gain more access to sell to their clients,” said Steve Septoff, director of enterprise solutions sales at Dell Federal, in an email.

All four switches received official Department of Defense (DoD) Unified Capabilities Approved Products List certification, which means each product passed the government’s interoperability and information assurance testing. All four solutions also had to meet certain design and build specifications to be eligible for approval, according to the announcement.

“When working with government clients, their networks need to be more than just fast and efficient. They need networks to be secure,” said Steve Harris, vice president and general manager of Dell Federal, in a statement. “Beyond security, we know that the right IT solutions can help an agency be more productive today and in the future. “We anticipate that this latest certification will help us meet their unique needs now that we can offer them Dell’s full end-to-end portfolio that includes our networking solutions.”

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Michael  Cusanelli

Associate Editor, Penton Technology Group, Channel

Michael Cusanelli is the associate editor for Penton Technology’s channel properties, including The VAR Guy, MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. He has written articles and produced video for Newsday.com and is a graduate of Stony Brook University's School of Journalism in New York. In his spare time Michael likes to play video games, watch sci-fi movies and participate in all things nerdy. He can be reached at [email protected]

 

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