Cbeyond Achieves Cisco Master Service Provider Certification

Cbeyond Achieves Cisco Master Service Provider Certification

ATLANTA, Aug. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), the
technology ally for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), announced today
that it has achieved the Cisco^® Master Service Provider Certification for
cloud and managed services. This certification recognizes Cbeyond as having
the capabilities to sell and deliver cloud and managed services to help
accelerate time to market and time to revenue. Additionally, the certification
rewards partners for their expertise and investments for creating, selling and
delivering cloud and managed services with financial incentives and
go-to-market benefits in all countries of legal presence.

"Obtaining Cisco Master Service Provider partner status marks yet another
significant milestone for Cbeyond," said Paul Gies, vice president, business
development at Cbeyond. "The certification is further validation of the
powerful combination of our cloud product offerings and the Cisco hardware
platform.This combination allows small and mid-sized companies to now utilize
the cloud to run their businesses just as efficiently as much larger
enterprise companies."

The Cisco Master Service Provider Certification is part of the Cisco Cloud and
Managed Services Program, focused on helping partners such as Cbeyond to
envision, build, market, and sell cloud and managed services withbusiness
acceleration tools and services, sales training and the Cisco Cloud
Marketplace to address the varied needs of its customers. As a Cisco Master
Service Provider Certified Partner, Cbeyond will sell and deliver at least two
Cisco Powered services (managed and/or cloud services with Cisco Powered
services designations), built on the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
framework, and provide enhanced management and stewardship practices to its

In addition, Cbeyond has achieved Cisco Poweredservices designations in Cloud
Services, Cloud Service for Infrastructure as a Service, Managed Services,
MPLS VPN, Metro Ethernet, Managed Services Internet Service, and Managed IP

Cisco Powered services allow customers to connect with confidence to achieve
faster time to value by minimizing technology lifecycle complexity to reduce
cost and risk. Customers also experience assured performance through superior
service, security, and 24/7 support from Cisco (Nasdaq:CSCO) and its certified
partners while taking advantage of continuous innovation based on open
standards and Cisco's extensive R&D investment.

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About Cbeyond

Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), a cloud and communications services provider, is
the technology ally for small and mid-sized business.Our private,
proactively-managed IP network connects customers to voice, data and
enterprise applications hosted in our award-winning cloud data centers.Since
1999, Cbeyond has served the unmet needs of businesses through technology and
service innovation.We were the first company to build an all-IP network
specifically for small businesses and among the few to offer consultative
sales and service professionals onsite.Today, our expanded portfolio helps
customers reduce the burden of outlaying capital and manpower to manage
infrastructure.Creating an exceptional customer experience is in our
DNA.It's why more than a third of our approximately 60,000 customers come
from referrals.For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.com and
follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.twitter.com/cbeyond.

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