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ePlus Technology Recognized as Cisco Identity Services Engine Authorized Technology Provider Partner in the United States


HERNDON, VA - March 13, 2012 - To support the expanding role of access control solutions that leverage the intelligence of the network, ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS - news) announced today that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has achieved Identity Services Engine (ISE) Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognizes ePlus as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy, and support Cisco ISE products and solutions.
 
The Cisco ISE platform is a comprehensive, next-generation, contextually-based access control solution that offers exceptional visibility and control to ensure a highly-secure enterprise and efficiently enforce security policy across an entire distributed network. The Cisco ISE offers authenticated network access, profiling, posture, and guest management along with monitoring, reporting and troubleshooting capabilities on a single physical or virtual appliance. The Cisco ISE enables scalable and flexible enforcement mechanisms leveraging existing identity-aware network infrastructure, and ships on a wide range of physical appliances with different performance settings to address multiple deployment requirements.
 
"We're proud to add another Cisco ATP to our long list of credentials, which reflects our success helping clients reliably enforce compliance, enhance infrastructure security, and streamline service operations through our ePlus Security division," said Jerry McIntosh, vice president of advanced technology solutions at ePlus Technology. "We can leverage the Cisco Identity Services Engine network policy and enforcement platform in our tailored 'bring-your-own-device' (BYOD) solutions for customers, further enhancing their security posture while enabling the use of mobile devices to increase productivity and support various efforts for business transformation."
 
The Cisco ATP program is part of the go-to-market strategy for Cisco ISE solutions. The program helps define the knowledge, skills, and services that channel partners need to successfully sell, deploy, and support ISE solutions.
 
ePlus is a Cisco Gold Certified Partner and has achieved Cisco Master Specializations in Security and Unified Communications as well as the Cisco Managed Services Master Certification. In addition, ePlus holds Cisco Specializations in Advanced Routing and Switching, Advanced Data Center Storage Networking, Advanced Data Center Networking Infrastructure, Advanced Wireless LAN, and Cisco Authorized Unified Meetingplace Partner as well as Cisco ATP designations in Cisco TelePresence Video Master, Video Surveillance, Identity Services Engine, and Data Center Unified Computing. ePlus has consistently been recognized by Cisco for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction.
 
About Cisco Identity Services Engine and TrustSec Solutions
 
The Cisco ISE is a policy component of the Cisco TrustSec solution. A Cisco ISE solution can be deployed as an appliance or virtual machine to enforce security policy on all devices that attempt to gain access to network infrastructure. Integrated with the Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS), Cisco ISE helps manage all devices more securely.
 
About ePlus inc.
 
ePlus is a leading integrator of technology solutions. ePlus enables organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure and supply chain processes by delivering world-class IT products from top manufacturers, managed and professional services, flexible lease financing, proprietary software, and patented business methods and systems. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 800 associates serving federal, state, municipal, and commercial customers nationally. The Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA. For more information, visit http://www.eplus.com/, call 888-482-1122, or email info@eplus.com.
 
ePlus and ePlus products referenced herein are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ePlus inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. A listing of Cisco's trademarks can be found at www.cisco.com/go/trademarks.
 
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