The Cisco Developer Network helps Cisco customers get even more value from their existing network investment. By creating an ecosystem of third-party developers, it exponentially expands the number and quality of rich, new business solutions available for customers taking advantage of Cisco’s powerful network platform.
Participation levels based on demonstrated customer success and satisfaction
In addition, to assist customers with vendor selection and purchasing decisions, companies offering these solutions participate in one of three successive levels in the program based on their ability to demonstrate quality product development capabilities, verification of product interoperability, 24 hour, 7 days a week customer support, and a proven track record of customer success:
- Registered Developer (entry-level)
- Solution Developer (mid-level)
- Preferred Solution Developer (top-level)
Customers who choose Cisco Compatible offerings benefit by having faster, more successful deployments and knowing that Cisco and the company will work together to resolve any issues concerning interoperability (see Coordinated Support for Partner Applications below).
Cisco Developer Network program members are required to reference a disclaimer (see below), that includes identifying their product/version and the Cisco product/version that have been tested, whenever they use the Cisco Compatible logo in their materials.
Members of the Cisco Developer Network program that have the Cisco Compatible logo associated with their product have undergone Cisco approved testing when integrating their products with Cisco products. Once successful testing is completed, the third party technology partner is required to provide support for their particular product, while Cisco maintains support for its core product.