News Release

@Work and Cisco Team to Provide Advanced End-to-End Networking Solutions

With Cisco Powered Network @Work Offers Customers Reliable, High-Performance and Secure Internet Services
Aug 05, 1997

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., August 5, 1997 -- @Work, the business focused division of @Home Network(NASDAQ: ATHM), and Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced that the two companiesare teaming to offer reliable, secure and high-performance Internet services. The relationshiphighlights @Work and Cisco's focus on leveraging intelligent broadband IP networking to deliverenhanced connectivity and network based applications to corporate America.

"Cisco shares our vision that the IP network is the foundation for delivering intelligentbusiness solutions, providing customers with strategic competitive advantages," said DonHutchison, senior vice president and general manager, @Work. "By working with a recognizedworldwide router provider, we can offer our customers innovative, reliable and high performanceInternet services."

@Work leverage's the @Home Network and its Cisco components to provide premium Internet accessand services, such as Web Hosting and Network Security, to businesses and organizationsnationwide. In addition, @Work will compliment Internet access with applications that leverage@Home's distributed server architecture. Examples of categories and applications expected tobe addressed include Virtual Private Networks that securely connect distance workers tocorporate LANs at high speeds and Intranet Broadcasting to facilitate internal businesscommunications including interactive network-based training delivered through desktop PCs.

"Enterprise customers worldwide have selected quality networking and Internet solutions fromCisco," said Don Listwin, senior vice president of Cisco's service provider line of business. "@Work's relationship with Cisco will enable end customers to feel confident that their serviceprovider will deliver a high level of network interoperability and performance, as well as new,advanced and differentiated services."

As part of the relationship, @Work will market services, based predominantly on Cisco equipmentand software, under Cisco's recently launched Cisco Powered Network Program. @Work'sparticipation in the program, including use of the Cisco Powered Network logo to brand itsservices and marketing support materials, is designed to increase customer confidence andheighten @Work's brand recognition. More information about @Work's suite of services can beobtained at

@Work/@Home Network

@Work leverages the @Home network backbone and distributed informationarchitecture to provide high-speed Internet access, internetworking services and value addedapplications to business and organizations. @Work offers connectivity via a variety oftransport options that include Hybrid Fiber Coaxial, telco circuits and broadband wireless.Through a combination of @Home's unique distributed architecture and strong industrypartnerships, @Work delivers a network application platform for businesses looking for openstandard client server and distributed object computing environments.

Based in Redwood City, California, @Home Network distributes high-speed interactive services toresidences and businesses via its own network architecture and a variety of transport optionsincluding the cable industry's hybrid-fiber coaxial infrastructure, telco circuits andbroadband wireless. Since its founding in May 1995, @Home Network has reached affiliateagreements with seven leading cable companies in North America, including Tele-Communication,Inc., Comcast Corporation, Cox Communications, InterMedia Partners, Marcus Cable, RogersCablesystems Limited and Shaw Communications.

@Home Network, @Home, @Work and the @ logo are trademarks of @Home Network and may beregistered in certain jurisdictions. All other brands and products are trademarks of theirrespective companies.

Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) is theworldwide leader in networking for the Internet. at

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