News Release

UBS PaineWebber Enhances Network Performance in Branch Offices with Cisco Content Networking Solutions

Cisco Content Engines used to cache high-bandwidth content at 392 branch offices
Jun 18, 2001

SAN JOSE, Calif. - June 18, 2001 - Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, today announced that UBS PaineWebber, a member of the UBS financial services group (NYSE: UBS), has selected Cisco content networking solutions to increase employee productivity by accelerating the performance of both Intranet and Internet sites.

UBS PaineWebber will install Cisco CE-507 Content Engines throughout its retail branch offices. Once completed, the branches' capability to use the Internet for bandwidth-intensive market research, trading applications and media-rich content will be significantly enhanced. Currently, UBS PaineWebber's wide area network (WAN), built exclusively of Cisco routers, will work in conjunction with Cisco Content Engines to support the firm's 392 branch offices nationwide.

"This technology will enable our Financial Advisors to enhance relationships with their clients through greater use of multimedia," said Mark Katz, corporate vice president and manager of network engineering for UBS PaineWebber. "They will be able to receive investment research, analyst broadcasts, and other information in multimedia format, on a much more timely basis."

"UBS PaineWebber's commitment to increasing the performance of its branch offices solidifies its reputation as a financial services leader," said Jim Ricotta, general manager of Cisco's Content Networking Business Unit. "By deploying Cisco content networking solutions to cache content at its branch offices, UBS PaineWebber readies its network to handle more bandwidth-intensive applications in the near future."

Cisco Content Engines are content networking products that accelerate content delivery, ensuring maximum scalability and availability of content. Rich media files can be proactively distributed to Cisco Content Engines at the network edges for local access to e-business applications such as e-learning, e-commerce, knowledge sharing, and corporate communications.

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UBS PaineWebber Inc., a member of the UBS financial services group, provides investment advice and wealth management services to an affluent client base.

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