HERNDON, Va., Oct. 14, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ePlus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has successfully completed a quadruple Cisco audit and received four re-certifications: Gold Partner, Master Unified Communications Specialization, Master Security Specialization, and Managed Services Master Certification. The results of the audit illustrate ePlus' ability to meet rigorous standards for networking competency, service, support, and customer satisfaction set forth by Cisco. In addition, ePlus continues to be recognized as a distinguished Cisco Channel Partner with the highest level of unified communications and security expertise, lifecycle services, and success in sales as well as expertise in developing and delivering managed services. "We are delighted with this significant achievement. The results affirm our leading best practices across multiple Cisco advanced technologies and solutions," 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 realize the strategic advantages from integrated and adaptive security solutions as well as improved collaboration and productivity enhancements from unified communications. As a result, our customers can continue to expect excellence in Cisco solution sales, delivery, and managed services." "ePlus' investment in the Cisco Managed Services Master Certification ranks it among an elite group of channel partners with the resources to deploy, manage, and support services for multiple technologies," said Edison Peres, senior vice president of the worldwide channels go-to-market group at Cisco. To achieve the Master Unified Communications Specialization, resale channel partners must first attain the Advanced Unified Communications Specialization. Partners must then meet stringent requirements that demonstrate their master-level sales, technical, and services capabilities. Furthermore, master specialized 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.