News Release

Interland and Cisco Combine Efforts to Build New World Network Business Solutions

Interland Awarded "Cisco Powered Network " Certification
Aug 24, 1999

ATLANTA, GA -- August 24, 1999 -- Interland, Inc., a global leader in turnkey Web hosting services, today announced it has been selected by Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) to join the Cisco Powered Network Program. The expanded relationship with Cisco Systems will enhance Interland's ability to deliver advanced and reliable Internet networking services to business and individual customers worldwide.

As a member of the Cisco Powered Network Program, Interland is identified as a provider of reliable, secure and high-performance Web services, and cutting-edge network solutions. Interland will continue to offer its customers the benefits of superior technology and the latest advancements of broadband, end-to-end networking, while expanding its relationship with Cisco Systems. As a benefit for participation in the program Interland will be eligible for joint marketing and selling with Cisco, and technology sharing.

"Interland earned the Cisco Powered Network certification due to its tremendous growth and world class Cisco-based network that supports high-value, integrated communications services," said Larry Lang, Cisco Systems vice president of service provider marketing. "As a certified member, Interland customers can be confident they are receiving industry-leading New World services which are built on Cisco's high-performance, reliable and secure components."

Interland has built its business on multiple Cisco 7500 series routers, and uses numerous Cisco LAN switches and security firewalls. "Because our network infrastructure is the backbone of Interland, and one of our most powerful competitive advantages, we trust Cisco to keep our customers connected," said Ken Gavranovic, president and chief executive officer, Interland, Inc. "Membership in the Cisco Powered Network Program will substantially enhance Interland's ability to deliver state-of-the-art combinations of high-speed data distribution, voice and video streaming to our customers."

Interland will work with Cisco well into the future to build and provide the New World network with faster speeds and broader bandwidth, enabling both individuals and business communities to gain the benefits of leading-edge technologies and services.

About Interland

Interland, Inc., recently ranked the No. 1 Web Hosting Provider for small- to medium-sized businesses by Network Computing, is a worldwide leader in turnkey Web hosting solutions ranging from a basic Web site to a sophisticated e-commerce storefront. The company adds hundreds of Web domains to its servers each day totaling more than 49,000 from businesses around the world. With headquarters in Atlanta, Interland features 24-hour, 7-day toll-free technical support, along with a 99.9 percent uptime guarantee. Interland's state-of-the-art Network Operations Center is connected to the world's leading Internet backbone providers, guaranteeing an unparalleled high-speed connection to the Internet for all Interland customers. For additional news and information, please visit

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