Protect your infrastructure from threats and ensure top performance by using only genuine Cisco products.
Quality and authenticity should be your top consideration when buying products.
Products sourced from outside Cisco authorized channels may pass through many hands before they reach you.
Unauthorized products may include secondhand, third-party, or even stolen products.
Counterfeit products can contain components that have been tampered with, including illegal software. Counterfeit products may not perform to standards.
Counterfeit products can cause serious risks to network quality, performance, safety, and reliability.
The following labels address Cisco product security using a multilayer approach, and support the identification of suspicious products.
Dates on security labels from new products purchased from Cisco authorized channels should correlate to the transaction date.
Cisco will use the information you provide solely and exclusively to investigate and take action against businesses selling counterfeit products.
The characteristics described on this page do not guarantee authenticity or legitimacy of procurement. While this page provides information that may help identify suspicious products, Cisco will need to analyze the product(s) to make an authenticity determination. Please contact Brand Protection if you have concerns that a product may be counterfeit.
The characteristics described on this page also do not validate whether a product has a valid software license. Cisco's EULA requires that, for the end user to have a valid license, the end user must have either (1) purchased the product through an Approved Source or (2) had the software on the Cisco product relicensed under the Cisco Software Transfer and Re-Licensing Policy unless an exception applies as described in the above-mentioned policy.