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SMS Announces Cisco Gold Re-Certification

McLean, VA | February 7, 2020 – SMS, a leading IT solutions provider and systems integration firm with over 40 years of experience providing innovative solutions to the federal government announced today that the company has been re-certified as a Cisco Gold Partner for the 16th consecutive year.

In a letter of recognition to SMS, the Cisco Channel Certification Team stated, “SMS has again met all requirements for achieving Cisco Gold Certification, including personnel, support and specialization.” Cisco further stated, “Your company has continued to demonstrate that it is qualified to sell, install, and support Cisco solutions in the USA.”

SMS’ Director of Operations and key contributor to the renewal, Ben Freidman commented, “We again are very excited about earning the highly coveted Gold Certification and joining the ranks of a select group of organizations who can now pass on this knowledge and pricing advantage to customers.” Friedman added, “Our goal is to help customers use technology to attain their mission and our continued relationship and certifications with Cisco helps us build that trust.”

SMS has been working closely with Cisco since 1988 and was the first network integrator to introduce Cisco and their products to the DoD. SMS holds specialization certifications in routing and switching, VPN security, wireless networking and unified communications.

 About SMS

SMS is a Veteran Owned business dedicated to making its clients successful by delivering talented people and mission critical, innovative IT solutions. Founded in 1976, the company has expertise in enterprise IT architecture planning, design and implementation; cyber security; data center migration, continuity of operations/disaster recovery planning and deployment; enterprise resource planning; warehousing and logistics; IT systems; strategic management consulting; systems engineering; unified communications; continuous monitoring and wireless solutions.

Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SMS is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 20000-1:2011 registered; and CMMI Level 3 DEV and Level 3 SVC appraised. For additional information on SMS, visit


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