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Internetweek And Network Computing Editors Name Cisco 827 ADSL Router A Winner In The Best Of Show Award Program At Networld+Interop 2000 Las Vegas

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 18, 2000 -- Cisco Systems, Inc., the
May 18, 2000

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 18, 2000 -- Cisco Systems, Inc., the leader in networking for the Internet today announced The Cisco 827 ADSL Router was named a Winner in the WAN (Wide Area Network) and remote access category of the Best of Show Awards competition at NetWorld+Interop 2000 Las Vegas by CMP's InternetWeek and Network Computing editors.

The Cisco 827 ADSL Router was announced in April of 2000. The Cisco 827 ADSL Router introduces true business class DSL (digital subscriber line) by evolving DSL from a basic always-on high-bandwidth technology to a value-added business tool. The Cisco 827 ADSL router combines the four key features companies require to use the Internet for business: differentiated classes of service to guarantee performance levels for mission-critical applications; toll-quality voice/data integration; business-class security features to protect intellectual property; and reliability business customers can depend on. The Cisco 827 ADSL Router is the first device to deliver all of these features - making it an attractive option for small offices and telecommuters.

The Best of Show Awards program is designed to help end-users evaluate the new product offerings debuted at NetWorld+Interop. The editors of InternetWeek and Network Computing, two of CMP Media's premier IT publications, scour the industry and show floor evaluating hundreds of new products, selecting winners in 11 technology categories and named the Cisco 827 ADSL Router the winner for WAN and remote access. The Best of Show Awards program helps IT professionals determine which new products are most unique and innovative in their quest to provide excellence in networking. The Cisco 827 ADSL router was singled out to receive this honor from a field of over 300 entries.

"Winning a Best of Show Award at NetWorld+Interop is a tremendous honor and we are thrilled to be recognized as a leader in the category of WAN and remote Access," said Brian Tan, senior product line manager, SOHO routers for Cisco Systems small/medium line of business. "The Cisco 827 ADSL Router delivers a win-win solution to businesses and service providers. Due to the Cisco 827's comprehensive set of business-class features, business will now accelerate the adoption of DSL access as a business tool while service providers can offer value added business services to generate incremental revenue, differentiate themselves, and strengthen customer loyalty."

"All of the winners were chosen based on a rigorous evaluation process," said Wayne Rash, Managing Editor/Technology for InternetWeek and head of the joint editorial judging team with Network Computing for the Best of Show Awards.

"We picked the Cisco 827 ADSL Router because we believe it's one of the most innovative solutions in the WAN and Remote Access category," explained Rob Kolhlhepp, Lab Director for Network Computing.

The Cisco 827 ADSL Router is available in two models. The Cisco 827 ADSL Router (data model) starts at U.S. list price of $649 and the Cisco 827-4V ADSL Router (voice enabled model) starts at U.S. list price of $999.

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