Cisco Unveils Dial-Up Initiative and New Products for Universal Access to the Enterprise and the Internet
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- November 20, 1995 -- Cisco Systems, Inc., the leadingglobal supplier of internetworking solutions, today unveiled itsthree-phase universal dial-up initiative and announced new dial-up accessproducts that provide mobile professionals and telecommuters with access tothe enterprise network and the Internet. The three phases of the dial-upaccess initiative are: phase one -- market engagement; phase two --end-to-end solutions; and phase three -- enhanced network services andscalability. The initiative and new product announcements are aimed atsignificantly extending Cisco's leadership in both the asynchronous andISDN dial-up market segments.(Editors note: see separate releases announced today entitled:
"Cisco's successful completion of the first phase, market engagement, isevidenced by the breadth and depth of our access product portfolio and ourstrong market leadership position in dial-up markets," said Don Listwin,vice president of Cisco's Access Business Unit (ABU). "Today'sannouncements advance our phase two commitment to provide customers withend-to-end solutions and set the stage for future scalable deployment ofenhanced network services."
Through the successful completion of the first phase, Cisco has affirmedits market leadership by achieving:
- Unit shipments of more than 25,000 Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)-equipped access units per quarter and more than 100,000 asynch ports shipped per quarter (these unit shipments make Cisco the only vendor to lead both ISDN and asynchronous dial-up market segments) and
- Unmatched breadth and depth of ISDN and asynchronous product offerings, offering the most platform options and protocol support.
Since mid-1994, Cisco has delivered on its commitment to engage the marketwith the introduction of new central and remote site platforms and keyCisco Internetwork OperatingSystem (Cisco IOS(TM)) capabilities that meetthe market requirements for extending the boundaries of the enterprisenetwork. This includes delivering products that provide universal dial-upaccess for single users and remote LANS; simple, secure and manageabledial-up access products that are scalable and integrate with other centraland remote access products; dial-up products that offer the lowest-cost ofownership through breadth of WAN options supported and bandwidthmanagement; and the capability to support emerging applications such asmultimedia.
New Dial-Up Products Round Out Phase TwoIn phase two, Cisco's strategy is to deliver end-to-end solutions bydeveloping products internally or through partnerships and acquisitions. Inthe last six months, Cisco has released
In summary, today's announcements solidly position Cisco as the marketleader in dial-up access with the most complete ISDN and asynchronoussolutions for the telecommuter, remote workgroup user, and mobileprofessional. In the future, Cisco will continue to deliver solutions thatextend the enterprise through a combination of internal productdevelopment, partnerships and acquisitions.
The Access Business Unit is the market leader in providing dedicated anddial-up access solutions for remote LAN and single-user connectivity.Today, Cisco ships more than 30,000 access units a month, more than allother vendors combined.
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