June 2011

ePlus Cisco Master Security Specialists

ePlus Technology Renews Cisco Master Security Specialization in the United States

Cisco Specialization Level Distinguishes Channel Partners With Highest Level of Security Expertise, Lifecycle Services, and Success in Sales

HERNDON, Va., June 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ePlus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS) announced today that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has achieved renewal of the Cisco Master Security Specialization. This specialization recognizes ePlus as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy, and support highly sophisticated Cisco network security solutions.

“We’re pleased to be acknowledged by Cisco with the renewal of our Master Security Specialization,” said Jerry McIntosh, vice president of advanced technology solutions for ePlus Technology. “This renewal demonstrates our success assisting customers with building network security infrastructures that protect their assets and support their cyber security, data loss prevention, and identity management initiatives.”

“The Cisco Master Security Specialization is designed to recognize resale channel partners who have taken the steps to be able to deliver a self-defending network consisting of integrated, collaborative, and adaptive security solutions and full lifecycle services,” said Edison Peres, vice president and chief go-to-market officer for worldwide channels at Cisco. “ePlus’ Cisco Master Security Specialization is an outstanding achievement.”

The Cisco Master Security Specialization is designed to recognize an elite group of resale channel partners who have invested in the most in-depth technology skills and have demonstrated success in providing services for Cisco‘s value-added security solutions.

To achieve the Master Security Specialization, partners must first attain the Cisco Advanced Security Specialization. Partners must then meet a series of stringent requirements in three categories: technology capabilities, sales expertise, and Cisco Lifecycle Services. Channel partners must meet a number of Cisco and industry-standard technical certification requirements, provide customer references that document prescribed design and deployment capabilities, and supply evidence that they have the infrastructure to support a full menu of Lifecycle Services offerings and capabilities.

The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides a framework for partners to build the sales, technical, and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills required to deliver Cisco solutions to end customers. Through the program’s specializations and certifications, Cisco recognizes a partner’s expertise in deploying solutions based on Cisco advanced technologies and services. Using a third-party audit process, the program validates a partner’s technology skills, business practices, customer satisfaction, pre-sales and post-sales support capabilities, and other critical factors that customers consider when choosing a trusted partner.

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 Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) designations in Cisco TelePresence, Video Surveillance, and Data Center Unified Computing. For more information about Cisco solutions from ePlus, visit http://www.eplus.com/cisco.

About ePlus inc.

ePlus is a leading provider of technology solutions. ePlus enables organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure and supply chain processes by delivering world-class IT products from top manufacturers, professional services, flexible lease financing, proprietary software, and patented business methods. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 700 associates in 20+ locations serving federal, state, municipal, and commercial customers. The Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA. For more information, visit http://www.eplus.com, call 888-482-1122, or email info@eplus.com.

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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 the recent financial crisis in the credit markets 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; 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; the impact of competition in our markets; the possibility of defects in our products or catalog content data; our ability to hire and retain sufficient qualified personnel; our ability to consummate and integrate acquisitions; 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.

CONTACT: Kleyton Parkhurst, SVP
ePlus inc.