BITS, LLC Achieves Cisco Advanced Managed Services Certification

       BITS, LLC Achieves Cisco Advanced Managed Services Certification

Managed Telecommunications Provider Recognized as Having Expertise in
Developing and Delivering Services to Community Banks

PR Newswire

NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 17, 2012

NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 17,2012 /PRNewswire/ --BITS, LLC, a leading managed
telecommunications provider, announced today it has achieved the Cisco^®
Advanced Managed Services Certification, for the second year in a row. This
certification recognizes BITS' investment and commitment to the ITIL®
processes, practices and tools necessary to provide high-quality managed
services.

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Chuck Daniels, CEO of BITS, said about the announcement, "We are very pleased
to acquire this latest MSCP Advanced certification. BITS has built Operational
procedures on ITIL [Information Technology Infrastructure Library]
Fundamentals, to deliver all services in accordance with the Cisco Managed
Services Channel Program. Given that Cisco provides us with the infrastructure
to deliver cloud-based telecommunications services to community banks, this
certification will bring even further comfort to our growing customer base
that BITS provides superior end-to-end customer service. "

As a Cisco Advanced Managed Services Certified Partner, BITS has made an
investment in a Network Operations Center (NOC) and has demonstrated the
ability to support at least two unique customers, validated via an independent
audit by an objective third-party auditor. Additionally, BITS has satisfied
the requirement of having a minimum of two full-time professionals with at
least one Cisco Certified Network Professional certification. 

In addition, BITS has achieved a Cisco Powered managed services designation in
Cisco Powered Managed Unified Communications.

About BITS

BITS is a best-in-class telecommunications services provider exclusively for
community banks. We offer a complete hosted platform of next generation
telecommunication services, specifically developed to simplify banks'
technical, operational, and regulatory requirements. Our services provide cost
savings, unmatched efficiencies, risk reduction, streamlined solutions, and
peerless, always-on customer support. BITS is funded and owned by several
bankers' banks as well as community bank investors. Our services were designed
to help community banks improve their efficiency ratios by reducing existing
costs for all Voice, Data, Internet, Network Security, Core, and ATM circuits.

BITS simplifies compliance and reduces the regulatory burden community banks
encounter as we are a proven communications provider reviewed by the FFIEC. In
addition, BITS is SOC 2 compliant and endorsed by multiple Bankers' Banks and
State Banking Associations, including the Connecticut Bankers Association
(CBA), the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA), the Illinois Bankers Association
(IBA), the Maryland Bankers Association (MBA), the Massachusetts Bankers
Association (MBA), the New Jersey Bankers Association (NJBA), the Independent
Bankers Association of New York State (IBANYS), and the Pennsylvania Bankers
Association (PBA).

For more information, please visit www.bitsnetwork.com.

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Office.

SOURCE BITS, LLC

Website: http://www.bitsnetwork.com
Contact: Christian Ericson, Chief Marketing Officer, BITS, +1-973-474-1828;
Michele Lau, BITS, +1-973-474-1839, michele.lau@bitsnetwork.com