News Release

I.NET and Cisco Team to Offer End-To-End Networking Solutions

With Cisco-Powered Network, I.NET Offers Customers Reliable, Secure and High-Performance Internet Services
Oct 28, 1997

MILAN, Italy - October 28, 1997 - I.NET and Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) todayannounced that they are teaming to offer advanced, end-to-end networking solutions.

With a Cisco Powered Network, I.NET offers customers reliable, secure and high-performanceInternet services. The relationship highlights I.NET's and Cisco's focus on using intelligentbroadband IP networking to deliver enhanced connectivity and network-based applications toItaly's large corporations.

"Cisco shares our vision that the IP network is the foundation for delivering intelligentbusiness solutions, providing our customers with strategic competitive advantages," saidRoberto Galimberti, president of I.NET. "By working with the recognized worldwide leader innetworking for the Internet, we can reassure our customers that the Internet services we offerlead the industry in reliability, performance and innovation."

I.NET's network runs on Cisco Systems equipment. In addition, I.NET uses Cisco hardware andsoftware for I.NET's network security.

Peter Lomas, vice president, service providers, Cisco EMEA, said, "Enterprise customersworldwide have selected quality networking and Internet solutions from Cisco. I.NET'srelationship with Cisco will enable end customers to feel confident that their service providerwill deliver a high level of network interoperability and performance, as well as new, advancedand differentiated services."

The Cisco Powered Network designation acknowledges I.NET's ability to provide innovativeservices and increase customer confidence in the performance and reliability of services, andthe benefits of using Cisco equipment and software end to end.

About I.NET

I.NET, the most reliable ISP in Italy, is the point of reference for Italian businesses andthe financial market. Since its founding in 1994, I.NET's exclusive focus has been the needsof its business clients, providing access to the Net, business solutions for Internet,intranet, extranet and network integration, proposals for full network security, and new ideasfor teleworking. I.NET studies the particular needs of each of its clients and provides customsolutions for every situation. I.NET consistently offers the highest level of quality,security, reliability and service. Further information on I.NET, its products and services isavailable on the World Wide Web at

Cisco Systems

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

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