HERNDON, Va., March 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- e Plus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS) announced today that it is the recipient of a Cisco Partner Summit regional award for National SLED Partner of the Year. Cisco unveiled the winners March 1 at its annual channel partner conference in New Orleans. "Cisco works diligently with all of its channel partners, and it is an honor to announce e Plus as a Cisco Partner Summit regional award recipient," said Jim Sherriff, senior vice president, U.S. and Canada Partner Organization at Cisco. "The National SLED Partner of the Year award presented to e Plus recognizes its performance and expertise as a Cisco channel partner in the United States in 2010." "We're pleased to be recognized by Cisco with this national award for our wide-ranging success and significant year-over-year growth in sales of Cisco products to the State and Local Government / Education (SLED) vertical," said Darren Raiguel, national vice president, Public Sector Sales at e Plus Technology. " e Plus rigorously pursues and maintains multiple new and incremental contract vehicles for education and state/local organizations throughout the United States, making us one of the most contract-rich partners in the country. Through our dedicated SLED sales staff of 45 individuals and management with 20+ years of market experience, we have demonstrated expertise helping SLED organizations design and implement a wide variety of Cisco technology, including data centers, unified communications, video collaboration, secure borderless networks, physical security solutions, and more." Cisco Partner Summit awards are presented at three levels: regional, theater, and global. Cisco Partner Summit U.S. and Canada regional awards reflect a partner's performance in a given geographic region of the United States or Canada. About e Plus inc. ePlus is a leading provider of technology solutions. ePlus enables organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure and supply chain processes by delivering world-class IT products from top manufacturers, professional services, flexible lease financing, proprietary software, and patented business methods. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 690 associates in 20+ locations serving federal, state, municipal, and commercial customers. The Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA. For more information, visit http://www.eplus.com , call 888-482-1122, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. e Plus 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, e Plus holds Cisco Specializations in Advanced Routing and Switching, Advanced Data Center Storage Networking, Advanced Data Center Networking Infrastructure, Advanced Wireless LAN, and Cisco Authorized Unified Meetingplace Partner as well as Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) designations in Cisco TelePresence, Video Surveillance, and Data Center Unified Computing. For more information about Cisco solutions from e Plus, visit http://www.eplus.com/cisco . ePlus ® and ePlus products referenced herein are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ePlus inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries.