GAMBIT introduces MIMIC® Virtual Lab for Cisco® training and certification

First virtual lab to provide remote and local lab access

Nashua, NH – December 16, 2002 Gambit Communications, a leading network simulation tools provider, today announced the availability of MIMIC® Virtual Lab for Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) for training centers and network engineers. MIMIC offers hands-on experience in a simulated network environment consisting of the routers and switches required for Cisco certification exams. This unique product allows training centers to provide reduced-cost training in the classroom, or virtually over the Internet. It provides an effective environment for beginners to become familiar with the complex environment and for intermediate or expert users to sharpen the skills and move to a higher level.

"MIMIC Virtual Lab has an unbelievable value for Cisco certifications and training organizations," said George Churchwell, President of Tech2000 and a Cisco Learning partner. "It dramatically reduces the cost of a lab and provides realistic simulations."

"As an ‘on-demand’ learning tool, the MIMIC Virtual Lab represents a realistic and highly scalable alternative to physical laboratory equipment," says Dennis Griffin, CCSI, CCNP, one of Tech2000’s instructors. "While the benefits to students preparing for certification exams are obvious, the real benefit is accessibility to a proficiency tool which can be continuously changed as the user’s needs change. This is simply prohibitive without simulation technologies such as MIMIC."

MIMIC Virtual Lab for Cisco consists of a simulated network of Cisco routers, switches and end systems. Some of the features include:



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 use in applications from development and testing to operator training and disaster simulations. Gambit Communications’ portfolio of over 200 customers includes: Computer Associates, Hewlett-Packard, MCI, Cisco, Nortel, Alcatel, Marconi, Lucent, RiverSoft, BMC, InfoVista, and Ericsson. For more information on Gambit and MIMIC, please visit

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