SOURCE: ePlus inc.

ePlus inc.

February 27, 2009 08:30 ET

ePlus Achieves Advanced Routing and Switching Specialization Renewal From Cisco in the United States

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - February 27, 2009) - ePlus inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS) announced today that ePlus Technology inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, has achieved the renewal of its Advanced Routing and Switching Specialization from Cisco®. This specialization recognizes ePlus as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco routing and switching solutions.

"This specialization renewal from Cisco demonstrates ePlus' competence assisting our customers to create intelligent, responsive integrated networks through the latest Cisco routing and switching technology," said Jerry McIntosh, vice president of communication/security solutions for ePlus Technology.

"As a Cisco Advanced Routing and Switching Specialized Partner, ePlus' investment in the training required to provide switching, routing, and Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) solutions ranks them among the industry's most-qualified," said John Growdon, director of marketing for worldwide channels at Cisco.

The Cisco Advanced Routing and Switching Specialization reflects the ability of partners to design and deploy advanced Internet Protocol (IP) networks built on the Cisco Catalyst switching portfolio; Cisco 1800, 2800, 3800 Integrated Services Router (ISR) platforms; and Cisco 7200/VXR and 7600 routers. Partners with this specialization are also experts in Cisco WAAS solutions, which provide optimization and application acceleration for wide-area networks, particularly for TCP-based applications.

The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides partners with the training required to build sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills, and then validates their skills through a third-party audit. Cisco resale partner certifications -- Select, Premier, Silver and Gold -- represent an increasing breadth of skills across key technologies and a partner's ability to deliver integrated networking solutions. Cisco resale partner specializations -- SMB, Express, Advanced and Master -- reflect an increasing depth of sales, technical and service expertise in particular technologies. Achieving Cisco Advanced Routing and Switching Specialization also provides ePlus access to comprehensive sales, technical, and lifecycle services training and support available from Cisco.

In addition to Cisco Master Specializations in Security and Unified Communications, ePlus holds Cisco Advanced Specializations in Routing and Switching, Data Center Storage Networking, and Data Center Networking Infrastructure as well as Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) designations in Network Hosted Storage and Video Surveillance. For more information about Cisco solutions from ePlus, visit

About ePlus inc.

ePlus is a leading provider of technology solutions. ePlus enables organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure and supply chain processes by delivering world-class IT products from top manufacturers, professional services, flexible lease financing, proprietary software, and patented business methods. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 650 associates in 20+ locations serving federal, municipal, and commercial customers. The Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA. For more information, visit, call 888-482-1122, or email

ePlus® and ePlus products referenced herein are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ePlus inc. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements." Actual and anticipated future results may vary due to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, possible adverse effects resulting from the recent financial crisis in the credit markets and general slowdown of the U.S. economy such as our current and potential customers delaying or reducing technology purchases, increasing credit risk associated with our customers and vendors, reduction of vendor incentive programs, and restrictions on our access to capital necessary to fund our operations; the existence of demand for, and acceptance of, our services; our ability to adapt our services to meet changes in market developments; the impact of competition in our markets; the possibility of defects in our products or catalog content data; our ability to hire and retain sufficient personnel; our ability to protect our intellectual property; our ability to consummate and integrate acquisitions; our ability to raise capital and obtain non-recourse financing for our transactions; our ability to reserve adequately for credit losses; and other risks or uncertainties detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information set forth in this release is as of the date of this release. ePlus undertakes no duty to update this information.

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