Cisco and LiveAction go to Market Together

LiveAction’s network and application performance management platform features an innovative and interactive visual display with real-time analytics and deep control of network hardware. LiveAction simplifies the network by enabling easy troubleshooting with Quality of Service (QoS) control and WAN functionality developed through engineering partnerships with Cisco Systems.
With customers worldwide spanning enterprise, commercial select, commercial, territory, public sector, defense, federal government, state/local government, and education, the partnership between LiveAction and Cisco continues to grow. There are over 125 partners across 25 countries that sell LiveNX. Some of LiveAction’s top partners are Presidio, Dimension Data, World Wide Technology, and ePlus.

Over 500 Cisco sellers sold LiveNX to their customers, proven to increase value as part of Cisco solutions. In addition, Cisco account managers get paid commission and LiveNX is counted toward their quota. LiveAction is a member of the Cisco Solution Partner Program and is listed on Cisco’s Global Price List (GPL), which provides access to Gold partners, the highest tier of partners in Cisco’s channel ecosystem.

LiveAction became a portfolio company of Cisco Investments in 2014, securing $5.35 million in Series A financing. Cisco Investments also participated in Series B financing.
Check out this blog post to learn more about the LiveAction and Cisco partnership.

LiveAction at Cisco Live US 2017

See how LiveAction and Cisco work together to deliver solutions that simplify the network. Cisco experts give insight into the value of LiveAction’s LiveNX platform and how our collaboration is a game-changer that helps customers transform their network management.

Cisco and LiveAction Teaming to Provide Breakthrough Networking Solutions

By combining best-in-class solutions and deployment expertise, Cisco, LiveAction and solution provider ePlus worked together to help NetApp transform their aging network infrastructure. In this brief video, see how LiveAction’s LiveNX performance management platform, Cisco’s IWAN infrastructure and integration assistance from ePlus helped NetApp realize:

  • 5x increase in bandwidth
  • 70% reduction in operational costs
  • IWAN management and service assurance

Thanks to our strong partnership with Cisco and ePlus and our joint commitment to customer success, NetApp upgraded their network quickly and efficiently.

Top Value Propositions to Cisco Sellers

LiveNX is Cisco’s recommended intelligent (IWAN) management platform. LiveNX simplifies the network with unique interactive topology and end-to-end flow visualization to create better digital experiences for end-users.
LiveNX integrates with Cisco APIC-EM and Cisco DNA to simplify voice, video and application troubleshooting. It retrieves real-time information from the network, retains historical information for analytics, and delivers continuous insights to customers.
With LiveNX, customers can quickly and effectively solve today’s real network management challenges leveraging Cisco advanced technologies such as:

  • QoS
  • NetFlow
  • FnF
  • NBAR2
  • AVC
  • Performance monitoring
  • PfR
  • IP SLA
  • Routing, and LAN switching

LiveNX’s rich, intuitive and visual interface enables IT teams to quickly resolve business-critical performance issues in their WAN, SaaS, cloud application, MPLS or DMVPN links, converged wired and wireless connections, and video, VoIP, and BYOD devices. LiveAction and Cisco provide joint solutions for Cisco IWAN, SD-WAN, and QoS.

LiveAction’s LiveNX lets users quickly pinpoint where problems may exist in the network, helping you to pull-through Cisco router and switch sales. Cisco products include ISR, ASR, CSR, Catalyst, Nexus, ASA, WLC plus non-Cisco devices. Achieve lower OpEx and faster ROI with LiveNX by unlocking useful network device features built into NetFlow, AVC, NBAR2, IOS, PfR, DMVPN.

How Does LiveAction Help Partners?

Router Refresh Bubble

There’s a tremendous opportunity to refresh legacy hardware in 2017 and beyond. LiveNX excels by helping you visually demonstrate to your customers their network traffic. If there’s a slowdown, the end-to-end flow visualization quickly pinpoints the source. LiveNX justifies and accelerates new Cisco architectures, helping you create Cisco routing, switching, security, and wireless sales pull-through and block out competition. It motivates customers to purchase more hardware and reinforces stickiness of Cisco solutions.

Application Visibility and Troubleshooting

LiveNX provides deep monitoring for an array of applications across diverse networking environments, offering you a greater ability to integrate it into existing infrastructure. LiveNX integrates full Cisco protocol support across NBAR2, AVC, Medianet, NetFlow, and more for application monitoring. LiveNX integration with Cisco APIC-EM applications such as IWAN and EasyQoS consolidate application reporting, performance, e.g. jitter and loss, so it’s easy to attach to other sales.

IWAN and SD-WAN Management

One of the benefits of using LiveNX with Cisco IWAN or Viptela SD-WAN is an even greater reduction in operating expense through simplification. What used to take your customers days to do can now be done in minutes because they’re able to quickly and easily drill down to the issue and identify a solution. LiveNX helps speed-up deployments so you’re able to move to the next sale quickly while knowing LiveNX’s simple GUI sets your customer up for success.

Collaboration Voice and Video QoS

Network operators are challenged to identify the root cause of the end user experience problem. Is it the network? Is it the application? With LiveNX you can set your customer up for success with their deployments of VoIP, telepresence, Spark, WebEx and more. No longer will they have to rely on PBX. They’ll easily be able to set QoS policies or migrate to Cisco collaboration architecture, increasing customer adoption of Cisco-differentiated features.

Advanced Network Visibility and SLA Assurance

The LiveNX topology allows the user to see the entire network in one pane of glass summary view. It offers a deep understanding of application traffic with end-to-end flow visibility based protocol support and resulting data collection and aggregation. Users are able to turn back time to see historical flow with DVR playback. It also enables users to plan for the future by modeling data off-line

Close More Opportunities with Cisco Demo Webinar Series

Invite your customers to attend this webinar series to do technical deep dives into how LiveAction and Cisco will help them simplify IT operations and improve overall network performance. Primarily for customers that are actively considering purchasing Cisco solution that includes LiveNX.

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Exclusively for SEs – Experience LiveNX Today

Discover the world’s most powerful network performance analytics platform, LiveNX. We would like to offer our friends at Cisco an opportunity to experience LiveNX at no cost. Take LiveNX for a Test Drive – installed in our lab environment, you’ll get immediate hands-on experience with our real-time and continuous insight of network traffic based on application and user level activity. Click here to get exclusive access to your extended trial license key from LiveAction. Your trial license key will contain the following features:

  • Perpetual software license (renewable annually)
  • Unlimited access to all LiveAction features
  • Supports up to 25 network routers /switches
  • Supports for both Windows and Mac OS clients

Furthermore, LiveNX is on the dCloud and is also a part of the SD-WAN proof of value demonstrations.