News Release

Knoware and Cisco Partner to Offer End-To-End Networking Solutions

Cisco Powered Network to Deliver Advanced Networking
Feb 15, 1999

Cisco Powered Network to Deliver Advanced Networking Services to Customers in the Netherlands

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- February 15, 1999 -- Knoware and Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced that they are combining efforts to offer Internet access to business customers and consumers in the Netherlands.

With a Cisco Powered Network, Knoware offers customers reliable, secure and high-performance Internet services. The relationship highlights Knoware'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 Paul Muller, Marketing Manager of Knoware. "By working with a leader such as Cisco, we can bring advanced, differentiated networking solutions to market quickly."

To achieve this solution at Knoware cites 2000, 3000 and 7000 series routers are being used to gain Internet access along with 3600 series and AS5300 for dial access. At customer locations several types of routers are being used along with Cisco IOS. software versions eg. IP Firewall.

"Cisco's high-performance, reliable networking solutions enable service providers to offer consistent services," said Don Listwin, senior vice president of Cisco's Service Provider Line of Business. "Knoware's relationship with Cisco will enable Knoware 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, Knoware will provide services based predominantly on Cisco equipment and software. Knoware's participation in the program - including use of the Cisco Powered Network logo to brand its services and marketing support materials - demonstrates Knoware's ability to provide innovative services and industry-leading technology solutions.

About Knoware

Knoware BV, headquartered in Bunnik, the Netherlands, is a professional Internet Service Provider mainly focusing on the business to business market. Knoware is best known for its high-end, turn-key Intranet and VPN solutions.

Cisco Systems

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

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