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Avenda Systems and Cisco Systems sign technology licensing agreement

February 6, 2008

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Avenda Systems, Inc., a provider of policy management systems, has signed a technology licensing agreement with Cisco Systems, Inc. giving Avenda access to the protocols and technologies being developed by Cisco as part of its new Trusted Security Architecture (TrustSec). With this agreement, Customers will be able to provision the TrustSec features embedded in Cisco's switches with Avenda's flagship eTIPS policy management system, the industry's leading policy management system for identity and role-based network privilege management.

Not only does this agreement drive the further acceptance of Cisco's Trusted Security Architecture but it also provides customers with the converged policy framework necessary for enabling the next generation of Cisco switch security features and service modules. The centralized eTIPS policy management system now available for current policy management requirements will extend to the capabilities provided by this new infrastructure as it becomes available.

"Cisco TrustSec will dramatically reduce the operational costs of compliance within enterprise switched networks through its role-based access control and crypto features. Cisco is pleased to see Avenda adding TrustSec technology to its flagship eTIPS Policy Management System. This will allow our customers to reap the benefits TrustSec provides," said Bob Gleichauf, CTO of Cisco's Data Center, Switching and Services Group.

"As companies deploy next generation network equipment such as the Nexus 7000 Data Center Switch, there will be a need to enable new features with better and more fine grained policy management. A next generation identity and policy management solution becomes a critical component of the infrastructure. Integration of eTIPS with technologies embedded in Cisco devices allows customers get the most benefit from their Cisco infrastructure," said Krishna Prabhakar, CEO of Avenda.

Cisco Systems Inc.

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