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Cadence Selects Cisco 6400 Universal Access Concentrator to Provide High-Speed Remote Access Solution for Teleworkers

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Apr 20, 1999

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- April 20, 1999 -- Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced that Cadence Design Systems, Inc., the world's largest provider of electronic design software and services, has selected the Cisco 6400 universal access concentrator for delivering digital subscriber line (DSL) service to a significant percentage of the company's "work-at-home" employees nationwide. Cadence's new DSL solution, which will replace existing ISDN connections (in regions where DSL service is available), will result in substantial savings to Cadence on facilities and telco costs while providing its growing contingency of remote employees with reliable and secure access to the company's Local Area Network (LAN) at much faster line speed connections than a 128 Kbps ISDN line.

The Cisco 6400 universal access concentrator is a scalable service gateway that enables service providers to deliver a new generation of on-demand, high-speed and high-quality networking services. It can be deployed in service provider central offices, Points-of-Presence (POPs) or corporate data centers. The system enables the dynamic selection and delivery of dedicated broadband network services, such as high-speed Internet access, multipoint videoconferencing, streaming video, entertainment-driven traffic, and secure access to corporate networks (for both voice and data services).

"Our choice of Cisco as part of our DSL solution hinged on more than just the fact that the Cisco 6400 could support our current and future DSL virtual addressing needs," said Paul Rose, director of network operations for Cadence. "We know that as our need for voice transport over the network increases, Cisco has the products, technology and services to help us implement a cost-effective, high-quality voice-over-IP network. And, because the Cisco 6400 is designed to integrate with these products, our investment is protected."

"As the work-at-home trend grows, information intensive enterprises like Cadence are challenged with finding ways to give those workers constant, fast and secure access to their internal network," said David Gudmundson, vice president and general manager of Cisco's DSL and Systems Software Business Unit. "By deploying New World solutions and equipment from Cisco, Cadence demonstrates its commitment to empowering its employees and remaining a market leader."

The Cisco 6400, which was installed on Cadence's San Jose, California campus in March 1999, terminates remote DSL lines which are backhauled over an asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) network into the Cadence campus by service providers.

About Cadence

Cadence provides comprehensive services and technology for the product development requirements of the world's leading electronics companies. Cadence is the largest supplier of software tools and professional services used to accelerate and manage the design of semiconductors, computer systems, networking and telecommunications equipment, consumer electronics, and a variety of other electronic-based products. With more than 4,000 employees and annual sales of $1.2 billion in 1998, Cadence has sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CDN.

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