ANS Recognized by Cisco as Top Performing Channel Partner

Company Receives Distinguished Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region

Top Performing Cisco Channel PartnerCisco came to Charlottesville to present the award.
From left to right: Nicole Trippie of Cisco, Kevin Leibl of ANS, Bobby Zaki of Cisco, and Tim Hulbert of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, MARCH 5, 2013 — Advanced Network Systems, Inc., a leading IT systems integrator that provides innovative technology products and services, today announced that it has been recognized by Cisco Systems as one of their Top Performing Channel Partners.  Cisco recognized Advanced Network Systems’ outstanding, year-over- year sales growth success. Representatives of both companies met in Advanced Network Systems’ corporate headquarters in Charlottesville, where the company was presented with this outstanding partner award.

“Cisco is fortunate to work with some of the best channel partners in the region, and we are very excited to recognize Advanced Network Systems for its outstanding sales achievement as a Cisco channel partner in 2012/2013.” said Ed Parkinson, Territory Account Manager with Cisco Systems.  Parkinson added, “Cisco selected only one partner out of the mid-Atlantic region to receive this distinguished award, which clearly demonstrates Advanced Network Systems’ exceptional performance.”
“We are very pleased to receive this recognition from Cisco, as it underscores Advanced Network Systems’ technical and engineering expertise, the commitment we have to meeting the technology and business needs of our customers, and the relationship we’ve built with Cisco,” said Kevin Leibl, president of Advanced Network Systems.  “Our relationship with Cisco grows stronger every day and we look forward to continued success in the months and years to come.”

Timothy Hulbert, President of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce added, “We look to small growing businesses, like Advanced Network Systems, as an important part of the economic growth and vitality of our region.  We are pleased to join in celebrating their recognition by Cisco for both their success in sales growth as well as their entrepreneurial leadership in central Virginia and throughout the state.”

About Advanced Network Systems
Advanced Network Systems specializes in the design and implementation of IT solutions.  The Company’s information technology services and expertise cover a wide variety of network applications, including wired and wireless network infrastructure solutions, network security, and as well as IP-based voice and video solutions.  Founded in 1996, Advanced Network Systems is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia with regional offices in Richmond, Roanoke and Bluefield, Virginia.  The Company supports a diverse base of local, regional and national clients, including government agencies, educational institutions and small to medium-sized businesses.  Advanced Network Systems is recognized for its superior technical expertise and its focus on providing tangible return on technology investments.

About Cisco
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect communicate and collaborate. More information about Cisco can be found at www.cisco.com.

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