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Vaultline and Cisco Work Together to Offer End-to-End Networking Solutions

Cisco Powered Network to Deliver Advanced Networking
Nov 09, 1998

Cisco Powered Network to Deliver Advanced Networking Services to Customers in California

SAN JOSE, Calif, -- November 9, 1998 -- Vaultline and Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced that they are combining efforts to offer services over a switched Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) backbone comprised of OC-3c (155.5 Mbps) circuits to Internet and Web-centric companies in two locations in California and plan additional network expansion later this year.

With a Cisco Powered Network, Vaultline offers customers reliable, secure and high-performance Internet services. The relationship highlights Vaultline's and Cisco's focus on using intelligent broadband IP networking to deliver enhanced connectivity and network-based applications.

"Cisco shares our vision that the IP network is the foundation for delivering intelligent business solutions, providing our customers with strategic competitive advantages," said Tom Hadden, president and founder of Vaultline. "By working with a leader such as Cisco, we can bring advanced, differentiated networking solutions to market quickly."

Vaultline operates a private OC-48 (Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) ring in the San Francisco Bay area with nodes in eight central offices and also provides transport between the Los Angeles and San Francisco Network Access Points (NAPs) as a complimentary carrier for Pac Bell. Vaultline is building a national switched backbone based on OC-3c circuits connected to Cisco BPX 8600 series wide-area switches. Vaultline plans to add offices in Chicago and New York later this year with connections to the Ameritech NAP and Sprintlink.

"Cisco's high-performance, reliable networking solutions enable service providers to offer consistent services," said Larry Lang, vice president of marketing for Cisco's Service Provider Line of Business. "Vaultline's relationship with Cisco will enable Vaultline customers to be confident that their service provider will deliver a high level of network interoperability and performance, as well as new, advanced, and differentiated services."

In the Cisco Powered Network Program, Vaultline will provide services based predominantly on Cisco equipment and software. Vaultline's participation in the program - including use of the Cisco Powered Network logo to brand its services and marketing support materials - demonstrates Vaultline's ability to provide innovative services and industry-leading technology solutions.

About Vaultline

Vautline is a data communications Carrier providing reliable Internet and Intranet connectivity services to ISP's and corporations at capacities of T1, DS3 and OC3.

Cisco Systems

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

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