News Release

Remote Access Software Options for Cisco Access Servers Let Mobile Workers, Telecommuters Dial Up Corporate Sites

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 13, 1995 -- Telecommuters and mobile
Mar 13, 1995

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 13, 1995 -- Telecommuters and mobile officeworkers can now easily dial into IP- and IPX-basedcorporate networks usingeither of two optional software packages that Cisco Systems is offeringwith its Access Serverfamily of dial-in access products.

Beginning today, Cisco Access Servers will be available with two clientsoftware options: TCP Pro Remote Access Client from Network TeleSystems,Inc., of Santa Clara, Calif., or Remote Office Gold v.2.0 from StampedeTechnologies, Inc., of Dayton, Ohio. The software, which runs on laptop ordesktop personal computers that use Microsoft Windows, Windows forWorkgroups or DOS, is being provided under the terms of OEM agreementsCisco recently signed with the two firms.

Cisco's family of Access Servers, introduced in September1994, lets remote users access corporate networks via public telephone lines andhigh-speed modems. The Stampede and Network TeleSystems products will beavailable for use with all Cisco 2500 Access Servers as well as the Cisco AS5100 Access Servers announced today .

Single Source for Remote Access Acquisition, Support

Kevin Kennedy, product management director of Cisco's AccessProducts , said "Client software options on Cisco Access Serversprovidecustomers with a single source for the purchase and support of remoteaccess solutions.

"Our decision to offer two client options, both standards-basedproducts that run with a variety of access servers, means users have a realchoice. Some may want TCP Pro's high-performance integrated IP protocolstack, while others may choose Remote Office Gold because it includes FTPSoftware's stack and can be upgraded to remote control capabilities. Forthose who currently use another remote client, Cisco Access Servers supportindustry standards and interoperate with client software from vendors thatsupport those standards."

Cisco's Two Remote Access Clients

Stampede's Remote Office Gold v.2.0 lets remote users of Windows- orDOS-based PCs, notebooks and laptops access corporate databases, e-mail andother applications with the full functionality of LAN-connected users. Thesoftware supports third-party PPP routers and communication servers,concurrent IP and IPX, and dial-on-demand.

Network TeleSystems' TCP Pro Remote Access Client provides access tointernetworks for home or mobile users with DOS-, Windows- or Windows forWorkgroups-based systems. TCP Pro includes a fully integrated TCP/IPvirtual device driver protocol stack.

TCP Pro Remote Access Client and Remote Office Gold will be availablefrom Cisco under a simultaneous use license, with the number of licensesrequired determined by the number of Access Server ports available for use.Cisco's customers will be able to distribute unlimited copies of remoteaccess client software to corporate end users who dial into Cisco AccessServers.

Pricing and Availability

Available in the second quarter of 1995, client software options forCisco's Access Servers will be part of a cable and client software kitstarting at $450 for the 8-port version of the Cisco 2500-based AccessServers. A 48-port client software option for the Cisco AS5100 will cost$4800.

Cisco Systems, Inc. is the leading global supplier of enterprisenetworks, including routers, LAN and ATM switches, dial-up accessserversand network management software. These products, integrated by Cisco'sInternetwork Operating System (IOS) link geographically dispersed LANs,WANs and IBM networks. Cisco is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and inthe U.S. is traded under the NASDAQ symbol CSCO.

Posted: Mar 13 08:41:02 1995