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Cisco teams up with Infoserve to launch Cisco Internet Mobile Office in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- 30 May 2001 -- Cisco Systems, the
May 30, 2001

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- 30 May 2001 -- Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, has teamed up with Internet Service Provider Infoserve to launch Cisco Internet Mobile Office in Taiwan. The Cisco Internet Mobile Office initiative is an ecosystem of service providers, application service providers, and systems integrators that will offer secure, high-speed Internet access to users outside the traditional confines of the office. Infoserve is the first partner of Cisco to roll out this service to mobile professionals in Taiwan.

The Cisco Internet Mobile Office solution will be showcased at Computex Taipei 2001 to be held at the World Trade Center on 4 – 6 June 2001. Companies participating at the show are offered free connections to Cisco Internet Mobile Office and users will have the opportunity to get a free trial of this solution.

The Cisco Internet Mobile Office seamlessly extends an organization's internal network by providing mobile users with secure, high-speed access to the Internet and corporate resources in 'hot spot' public access locations such as airports, hotels, convention centers and restaurants. Key to this solution is a range of wired and wireless products from Cisco, including an end-to-end security solution based on the Cisco Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology.

Based on Cisco Internet Mobile Office, Infoserve will roll out its isIMO service providing wireless broadband Internet access to enterprise customers. At Computex Taipei 2001, Infoseve will set up isIMO at its booth located on the second floor of the exhibition hall to provide broadband Internet service to users. Staff at the booth will help users install a wireless LAN card and they will be able to try the new service – browse the Internet, load or save information anytime, anywhere in the exhibition hall.

According to an IDC report, there are about 4.5 million mobile professionals worldwide who make the business and information exchange via the Internet.

"Being able to access the Internet and corporate resources seamlessly anytime, anywhere outside the office is a powerful advantage in today's competitive business landscape," said Mr. Larry Sun, Country Manager of Cisco Systems Taiwan. "The Cisco Internet Mobile Office is a global initiative of Cisco working with our ecosystem partners to offer end-to-end connectivity to mobile professionals at 'hot spot' public access locations. Until now, Cisco Internet Mobile Office has been deployed in over hundreds of American airports, hotels, conventional centers and other 'hot spots'. In Asia, this new broadband service provision is already in-place in Singapore. We are pleased to work with Cisco Powered Network certified service provider, Infoserve, to roll out this solution in Taiwan. We believe that, with Infoserve's excellent network service and Cisco's professional technical support, the joint effort will provide an easy and stable wireless broadband access service for enterprise customers and mobile professionals."

"Infoserve aims to be an international VPN and IP-based network integration solution provider," said Mr. Phil Tsai, President and CEO of Infoserve. "We have recently launched our MPLS-VPN service in Taipei and Hong Kong aim at providing QoS-guaranteed service to enterprise customers. Now with the launch of isIMO wireless broadband service supported by Cisco, our IP-VPN global communication integration service will not only provide point-to-point connection, but also seamless wireless connection outside the traditional confines of the office."

Features of the Cisco Internet Mobile Office solution includes quick and easy wireless and wired network access, secure enterprise network access, and convenient billing system including roaming service settlements. Subscribers to the service will have to install a wireless LAN card and the solution is based on the Cisco VPN technology which supports secure remote-access computing.

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