Cbeyond Achieves Cisco Master Service Provider Certification

Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY),
the technology ally for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs),
announced today that it has achieved the Cisco(R) Master Service
Provider Certification for cloud and managed services. This
certification recognizes Cbeyond as having the capabilities to sell and
deliver cloud and managed services to help accelerate time to market
and time to revenue. Additionally, the certification rewards partners
for their expertise and investments for creating, selling and
delivering cloud and managed services with financial incentives and
go-to-market benefits in all countries of legal presence.

“Obtaining Cisco Master Service Provider partner status marks yet
another significant milestone for Cbeyond,” said Paul Gies, vice
president, business development at Cbeyond. “The certification is
further validation of the powerful combination of our cloud product
offerings and the Cisco hardware platform. This combination allows
small and mid-sized companies to now utilize the cloud to run their
businesses just as efficiently as much larger enterprise companies.”

The Cisco Master Service Provider Certification is part of the Cisco
Cloud and Managed Services Program, focused on helping partners such as
Cbeyond to envision, build, market, and sell cloud and managed services
with business acceleration tools and services, sales training and the
Cisco Cloud Marketplace to address the varied needs of its customers.
As a Cisco Master Service Provider Certified Partner, Cbeyond will sell
and deliver at least two Cisco Powered services (managed and/or cloud
services with Cisco Powered services designations), built on the IT
Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework, and provide enhanced
management and stewardship practices to its customers.

In addition, Cbeyond has achieved Cisco Powered services designations
in Cloud Services, Cloud Service for Infrastructure as a Service,
Managed Services, MPLS VPN, Metro Ethernet, Managed Services Internet
Service, and Managed IP Trunking.

Cisco Powered services allow customers to connect with confidence to
achieve faster time to value by minimizing technology lifecycle
complexity to reduce cost and risk. Customers also experience assured
performance through superior service, security, and 24/7 support from
Cisco (Nasdaq:CSCO) and its certified partners while taking advantage
of continuous innovation based on open standards and Cisco’s extensive
R&D investment.