HERNDON, Va., Feb. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ePlus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS) today announced that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has achieved Authorized Service Provider (SP) Video Partner status from Cisco. This designation recognizes ePlus as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy, and support Cisco Service Provider Video Solutions. The Cisco Service Provider Video Program enables channel partners to identify, manage, and deliver end-to-end Cisco business and consumer video solutions for service providers. Using the network as a platform, Cisco Service Provider Video Solutions allow service providers to maintain sustainable growth and competitive advantage through enhanced service offerings provided by Cisco authorized channel partners. "Achieving Authorized SP Video Partner status from Cisco will allow us to continue to help customers improve collaboration, engagement, sharing, security, and more with Cisco video solutions," said Mark Marron, president of ePlus Technology. "This new partner status demonstrates the success our dedicated Advanced Audio and Video Solutions group has attained in designing, implementing, and managing a wide range of integrated collaboration solutions, including streaming media, audio / visual integration, and digital signage." The Cisco Authorized Partner Program is part of Cisco's go-to-market strategy for emerging technologies. It is open to all partners, is free of product suite restrictions, and is designed to help define the knowledge, skills, and services necessary to successfully sell, deploy, and support a subject technology. As markets mature and technologies progress along the adoption curve, some Authorized partner programs may migrate to Cisco Specializations. 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 as well as 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.