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Debis Systemhaus GmbH, Telekomunikation Services and Cisco Work Together to Offer End-to-End Networking Solutions

Debis Systemhaus GmbH, Telekomunikation Services Have Joined
Mar 30, 1999

Debis Systemhaus GmbH, Telekomunikation Services Have Joined the Cisco Powered Network Program in Order to Deliver Advanced Networking Services to Their Customers Around the World

BERLIN, Germany -- March 30, 1999 -- Debis Systemhaus GmbH and Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced that they are combining efforts to offer Internet Access, Intranets and Extranets, Corporate Networks, Frame Relay, ATM, Campus Services and Voice Services to their business customers world-wide.

With a Cisco Powered Network, Debis Systemhaus offers customers reliable, secure and high-performance Internet services. The relationship highlights Debis Systemhaus' 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 Dr. Ansgar Gr|ndler, Sales & Marketing Manager of Debis Systemhaus. "By working with a leader such as Cisco, we can bring advanced, differentiated networking solutions to market quickly."

Internet Access, Intranets and Extranets, Corporate Networks, Frame Relay, ATM, Campus Services and Voice Services can be provided by Debis Systemhaus using the internetworking industry's de-facto standard operating platform Cisco IOS. software. They also have AS-Services, Stratacom products including the IGX. 8410 and 8420 and the Catalyst 5000 products from the Cisco Catalyst. family in their network.

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

About Debis Systemhaus GmbH

Debis Systemhaus is a manufacturer- and carrier independent provider of information and technology services. They help their customers concentrate on developing their core competencies. Debis Systemhaus' multinational services spectrum ranges from operating computer centers, decentralized systems and networks to the provision of desktop services, software maintenance and redundancy systems. As a full service provider, they combine applications, computers and networks into business solutions that draw on advanced information and communications technologies to ensure optimum support for all the business processes required by their customers. Their product-lines include Managed Network Services, Value-Added Services, Campus Services, Internet Services and Telecommunication Consulting.

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