News Release

Aprisma Joins the Cisco New World Ecosystem

Durham, NH, September 25, 2000 - Aprisma Management
Sep 25, 2000

Durham, NH, September 25, 2000 - Aprisma Management Technologies, a pioneer in e-business infrastructure management software, today announced the company has joined the Cisco New World Ecosystem Partner Program as an OSS/BSS member. Aprisma will work with Cisco to deliver infrastructure and service management solutions for reliable, high-performance New World networks for their joint customers.

The Cisco New World Ecosystem is a community of technology and deployment companies enabling service providers to seize revenue and service opportunities created by the transition from circuit to packet networks. With the ecosystem model, service providers gain efficiency, innovation, and flexibility along with the power to choose from best-of-breed products and services based on open industry standards. Key categories of member focus include OSS/BSS, Voice Applications and Packet Telephony, Broadband Access, and Solution Integration/Deployment.

Aprisma's SPECTRUM suite of management software allows service providers to develop new revenue generating services, increase customer satisfaction and decrease the cost of running their business. With the rapid acceptance of broadband technologies, service providers must be able to manage their infrastructure and services as the user base expands into the millions. SPECTRUM, with over 40 patents pertaining to artificial intelligence, service assurance and scalability, offers an intelligent, highly scalable and fault redundant architecture to meet the requirements of service providers.

"Some of the largest service providers in the world use SPECTRUM and our entry into the Cisco New World Ecosystem Partner Program is a significant milestone that will permit our mutual customers to better manage their growing infrastructure," said Mike Skubisz, president of Aprisma Management Technologies. "Through this membership we look forward to an extended opportunity to integrate our technologies and provide flexibility for today's dynamic e-business infrastructure environment."

"The Cisco New World Ecosystem Partner Program delivers the power of choice to service providers with end-to-end solutions comprised of our members' best-of-breed technologies," said Steve Hoch, director, Service Provider Marketing at Cisco. "Customers who deploy solutions provided by Cisco New World Ecosystem members such as Aprisma benefit from industry leading technologies and innovative, integrated products for greater flexibility and efficiency in deploying New World services."