Gambit Communications Wins Network Computing's Well-Connected Award
Gambit's MIMIC Virtual Lab CCNA Tops Network Infrastructure Virtual Lab Category



Nashua, NH – May 1, 2006 Gambit Communications, Inc. the leading provider of network simulation software, today announced that its MIMIC® Virtual Lab CCNA was named a winner in the highly competitive and prestigious CMP Media LLC's Network Computing Magazine Well-Connected Product of the Year award for Network Infrastructure Virtual Lab category.

"The Well-Connected Awards are unique because they're the only industry awards given by technologists based on real-world use and integration. We view all products, technologies and services from the same perspective as our readers -- our peers --do, "said John Siefert, Publisher of Network Computing. "This is an important distinction from any other award program -- the products selected in the Well Connected Awards have been tested in an actual business environment and judged by our editors themselves. They are truly innovative solutions that work -- and we have the metrics to prove it."

"This award is great validation of the performance and intelligence delivered by the MIMIC Virtual Lab CCNA, which provides power training to all Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) engineers," said Uwe Zimmermann, founder and President at Gambit Communications. "Unlike other industry awards, the Well-Connected award is based on hands-on testing, making it especially meaningful to us. Our idea of software simulation of Cisco devices and Cisco IOS® operating system was once radical but is now broadly accepted as evidenced by our growing customer base. Winning the Infrastructure Virtual Lab category is a testament both to the past four years of great engineering work and the network simulation related software pioneered in 1995."

Powered by MIMIC Simulation technology, MIMIC Virtual Lab is a true network device simulator capable of simulating Cisco Routers and Switches along with Cisco IOS operating system commands and delivering a very cost effective solution for Cisco training and certification. MIMIC Virtual lab is a self-learning tool that does not require any setup or special configuration. It comes with a ready network, many tutorials and exercises. As a result, the user can install it in minutes and start practicing for the certification immediately.

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About Gambit Communications, Inc.

Founded in 1995, Gambit Communications is a leader in network simulation tools that enhance the productivity of management software developers and enterprise users while lowering their costs. MIMIC Simulator and MIMIC Virtual Lab are a modular family of simulators used by leading networking vendors for applications from development and testing to operator training and disaster simulations. Gambit Communications’ portfolio of over 300 customers includes: Cisco, JP Morgan & Chase, Goldman Sachs, VISA, Shell, Sterling Commerce, US Navy, US Army, US Air Force, CA, HP, Intel, AT&T, MCI, BAE Systems, BT, Intel, Motorola and Ericsson. For more information on Gambit and MIMIC, please visit


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