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ePlus Technology Achieves Five Cisco Recertifications

HERNDON, VA - October 2, 2014 - ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS - news) today announced that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has successfully completed a Cisco audit and received five recertifications:
  •  Cisco Gold Partner
  •  Cisco Master Collaboration Specialization
  •  Cisco Master Security Specialization
  •  Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization
  •  Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Master Partner
The results of the audit illustrate ePlus' ability to meet rigorous standards set forth by Cisco in networking competency, service, support, and customer satisfaction.  These designations acknowledge ePlus as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy, and support highly-sophisticated Cisco collaboration and security solutions as well as cloud-ready integrated infrastructures.  ePlus is also recognized for its ability to sell and deliver cloud and managed services.
"We are proud to complete this significant achievement again this year, adding a fifth recertification to the list," said Jerry McIntosh, vice president of advanced technology solutions for ePlus Technology.  "The audit results are a testament to our best practices approach across multiple Cisco solutions-for key technology and services our customers demand.  We look forward to continuing to provide an exceptional customer experience to help organizations enhance collaboration, improve their security posture, adopt an agile cloud strategy, and proactively control their infrastructure."
"We are committed to providing the tools, training and programs that facilitate partner growth, differentiation, and profitability," said Edison Peres, senior vice president of worldwide channels at Cisco.  "With Cisco Master Specializations in Collaboration, Security, Cloud Builder, and Managed Services, ePlus ranks among an elite group of channel partners with the resources to deliver the integrated and customized technology solutions that today's customers demand."
As a Cisco Gold Partner, ePlus has met the requirements for attaining the broadest range of expertise across multiple technologies by achieving Cisco advanced specializations in unified communications, routing and switching, security, and wireless LAN.  In addition, ePlus has integrated Cisco Lifecycle Services into its offerings and is required to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction.
To achieve the Master Collaboration and Security Specializations, partners must first attain the Cisco Advanced Collaboration and Security Specializations.  Partners must then meet stringent requirements that demonstrate their Master-level sales, technical, and services capabilities.  Furthermore, Master specialized partners must possess a number of Cisco and industry-standard technical certification requirements, provide customer references that document Cisco-prescribed design and deployment capabilities, and show evidence that they have the infrastructure to support a full menu of Lifecycle Services offerings and capabilities. 
The Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization is granted to a specific group of partners that possess in-depth technology and architecture skills.  These partners also have demonstrated customer success in providing sophisticated, value-added Cisco Data Center and Cloud solutions including sales, deployment, and services for Cisco data center and cloud solutions.
The Cisco Master Service Provider Certification is part of the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program, focused on helping partners such as ePlus to envision, build, market, and sell cloud and managed services with business acceleration tools and services, sales training, and the Cisco Cloud Marketplace to address the varied needs of its customers. 
ePlus is a Cisco Gold Certified Partner with Cisco Master Specializations in Security, Collaboration, Cloud Builder, and  Managed Services.  ePlus has Cisco Powered designations in Managed Unified Communications, Managed Business Security, and Managed Security Services.  In addition, ePlus holds Cisco Advanced Specializations in Data Center Architecture, Data Center Networking Infrastructure, Borderless Network Architecture, Routing and Switching, Security, Content Security, and Unified Communications.  ePlus also holds Cisco Authorized Technology Provider designations in Data Virtualization, TelePresence Video Master, Physical Security (Video Surveillance and Access Control), Identity Services Engine, Enterprise Mobility Services Platform, and Telehealth Reseller as well as Cisco Authorized Partner status in Service Provider Video and Digital Media System.  ePlus has consistently been recognized by Cisco for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction.  For more information about Cisco solutions from ePlus, visit www.eplus.com/cisco.
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 complex information technology solutions, which may include managed and professional services and products from top manufacturers, flexible financing, and proprietary software.  Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 950 associates serving commercial, state, municipal, and education customers nationally.  The Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA.  For more information, visit www.eplus.com, call 888-482-1122, or email info@eplus.com.  Connect with ePlus on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ePlusinc and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ePlus
ePlus and ePlus products referenced herein are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ePlus inc. in the United States and/or other countries.  The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
Statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements."  Actual and anticipated future results may vary materially due to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, possible adverse effects resulting from financial market disruption and general slowdown of the U.S. economy such as our current and potential customers delaying or reducing technology purchases, increasing credit risk associated with our customers and vendors, reduction of vendor incentive programs, and restrictions on our access to capital necessary to fund our operations; our ability to consummate and integrate acquisitions; the possibility of goodwill impairment charges in the future; significant adverse changes in, reductions in, or losses of relationships with major customers or vendors; the demand for and acceptance of, our products and services; our ability to adapt our services to meet changes in market developments; our ability to implement comprehensive plans for the integration of sales forces, cost containment, asset rationalization, systems integration and other key strategies; our ability to reserve adequately for credit losses; our ability to secure our electronic and other confidential information; future growth rates in our core businesses; our ability to protect our intellectual property; the impact of competition in our markets; the possibility of defects in our products or catalog content data; our ability to adapt to changes in the IT industry and/or rapid change in product standards; our ability to realize our investment in leased equipment; our ability to hire and retain sufficient qualified personnel; and other risks or uncertainties detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  All information set forth in this press release is current as of the date of this release and ePlus undertakes no duty or obligation to update this information.


Kley Parkhurst, SVP
ePlus inc.

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