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Cisco Surpasses One Million Mark in Access Product Shipments

Cisco Surpasses One Million Mark in Access Product Shipments
Aug 13, 1996

Cisco Surpasses One Million Mark in Access Product Shipments

Cisco 2500 series reaches 500,000-unit milestone

SAN JOSE, Calif. -August 13, 1996 - Cisco Systems, Inc. announced todaythat it has shipped more than one million access internetworking products,solidifying its leadership in the fast-growing access market. Cisco'saccess product line includes a full range of solutions for branch-, small-and home-office environments. The Cisco 2500 series of branch-officerouters comprise 500,000 of the one million shipments.

The Cisco 2500 series began shipping in January 1994 and experiencedimmediate customer adoption, reaching the 100,000 unit milestone in March1995. In the 14 months since then, Cisco has shipped another 400,000units.

Cisco's access products improve information access between central sitessuch as corporate headquarters and remote sites like branch offices, smallbusinesses and telecommuters. Access solutions help companies improvetheir productivity through faster, more efficient sharing of information.One example of such a user is Safeway Stores, the nation's largest grocerystore chain.

"Information is one of Safeway's most valuable commodities; with more than1,000 stores, we require reliable networking solutions to share informationcritical to our business," said representatives at Safeway. "Along theway, Cisco has answered our networking requirements with high-speedbackbone routers, remote access servers and store-level Cisco 2500 seriesrouters. Cisco is becoming a key internetworking vendor for Safeway bydelivering scalable products designed to grow as we do."

Don Listwin, vice president and general manger of Cisco's Access BusinessUnit, said, "We want to thank all of our customers for using Cisco accessproducts to extend their enterprise information technologies to theirregional and branch offices. Our growing success in dial access solutionswill continue to extend the power of internetworking to everyone."

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the leading global supplier ofinternetworking solutions for corporate intranets and the global Internet.Cisco's products - including routers, LAN and WAN switches, dial-up accessservers and network management software - are integrated by Cisco IOS(tm)software to link geographically dispersed LANs, WANs and IBM networks.Company news and product/service information are available at World WideWeb site Cisco is headquartered in San Jose, Calif.

Posted: Tue Aug 13 09:38:04 PDT 1996