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ePlus Technology Completes Cisco Quadruple Audit and Gains Four Re-Certifications

ePlus Technology Completes Cisco Quadruple Audit and Gains Four
Re-Certifications

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ePlus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS) today
announced that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has successfully
completed a quadruple Cisco audit and received four re-certifications:

  *Cisco Gold Partner
  *Cisco Master Unified Communications Specialization
  *Cisco Master Security Specialization
  *Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Master Certification (with Cisco Powered
    Managed Services designation in Unified Threat Management)

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 recognize ePlus as having fulfilled the
training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy, and support
highly sophisticated Cisco unified communications and security solutions.
ePlus is also recognized for its investment in the ITIL^® processes,
practices, and tools necessary to provide high-quality cloud and managed
services.

"We are proud of this significant achievement. The results affirm our best
practices across multiple Cisco solutions and services," said Jerry McIntosh,
vice president of advanced technology solutions for ePlus Technology. "We
have demonstrated the set of skills and capabilities to enable our customers
to connect, communicate, and collaborate, protect their assets, and empower
their workforce with the latest technologies.As a result, our customers can
continue to expect excellence in Cisco solution sales, delivery, cloud
enablement services, and managed services."

"ePlus has made investments to deliver the integrated and customized
technology solutions that today's customers demand," said Edison Peres, senior
vice president of worldwide channels at Cisco."Its investments in Master
Unified Communications and Master Security Specializations as well as Master
Managed Services Certification rank ePlus among an elite group of channel
partners with the resources to deploy, manage, and support solutions and
services for multiple technologies."

As a Cisco Gold Certified 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 Unified Communications and Security Specializations,
resale channel partners must first attain the Advanced Unified Communications
and Security Specializations. Partners must then meet a series of stringent
requirements in three categories: technology capabilities, sales expertise,
and Cisco Lifecycle Services. 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.

As a Cisco Master Managed Services Certified Partner, ePlus has demonstrated
the ability to deliver sophisticated solutions, met stringent requirements
that reflect a depth of capabilities, and undergone an independent audit by an
objective third-party auditor.ePlus was also required to offer at least two
managed services using the resources and procedures necessary to deploy,
manage, and support Cisco 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's Cloud
Builder designation and Cisco Specializations in Advanced Data Center
Architecture, Advanced Data Center Networking Infrastructure, Advanced
Borderless Network Architecture, Advanced Collaboration Architecture, and
Advanced Routing and Switching. ePlus also holds Cisco ATP designations in
Cisco TelePresence Video Master, Video Surveillance, Identity Services Engine,
and Data Center Unified Computing as well as Authorized Service Provider Video
Partner status and Authorized Digital Media System Partner status. 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 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
850 associates serving federal, state, municipal, and commercial 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/ePlusinc.

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.

Cisco, the Cisco logo and Cisco Systems are registered trademarks of Cisco
Systems Inc. in the United States and certain other countries.

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; our ability to
maintain effective disclosure controls and procedures and internal control
over financial reporting; 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 reserve adequately for
credit losses; 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.

CONTACT: Kleyton Parkhurst, SVP
         ePlus inc.
         kparkhurst@eplus.com
         703-984-8150
 
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