Gambit Releases Virtual Lab for Cisco ICND2
Provides support for IPv6 and VLANs

Nashua, NH - September 1, 2008 -- Gambit Communications, a leading provider of network simulation tools, today announced the general availability of MIMIC® Virtual Lab CCNA version 3.42. MIMIC Virtual Lab is an enhanced PC-based training tool to support Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) CCNA® certification. It creates on a PC a real-world lab environment with a network of Cisco Routers and Switches for training centers and network engineers. The primary benefit is that it enables a hands-on learning experience without needing to buy expensive equipment.

MIMIC® Virtual Lab CCNA version 3.42 now supports Cisco's ICND2 (Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2) exams.

"MIMIC Virtual Lab appeals to a broad range of customers, from individual engineers to large enterprises to training organizations," stated Uwe Zimmermann, Gambit Communications' President and Chief Technology Officer. "This latest release will provide our users with powerful new features to prepare for the latest Cisco CCNA exam. For instance, Virtual Lab customers can now configure routers and switches using IPv6 and get trained using IPv6 hands-on tutorials."

MIMIC Virtual Lab CCNA consists of a simulated network of Cisco routers, switches with LAN, WAN and ISDN connections. It includes IOS commands and lab exercises related to the Cisco CCNA 640-802 exam.

MIMIC Virtual Lab CCNA 3.42 new feature highlights include:

  • Support for IPv6 addressing and commands in addition to IPv4;
  • Ability to configure VLAN with the support for the protocol Rapid-PVST;
  • Provides hands-on experience with Cisco Routers (2811, 3640 and 7206) and Cisco Switches (2950, 3550 and 6500);
  • Devices are connected with LAN, WAN, ISDN and Serial links, which can be reconfigured;
  • Support for configuration of Frame Relay mappings;
  • Implements a large number of IOS Commands for Router and Switch operations;
  • Additional support for EIGRP commands;
  • Ability to reconfigure the lab along with loading and saving your configuration;
  • Access the lab using your favorite Telnet;
  • Includes many hands-on exercises to train and test your skills to better prepare you for the CCNA exam.
  • The MIMIC Virtual Lab CCNA version 3.42 release is available immediately from Gambit.

    About Gambit Communications, Inc.

    Founded in 1995, Gambit Communications is a leader in network and SNMP simulation tools that enhance the productivity of management software developers and enterprise users while lowering their costs. MIMIC Simulator is 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 500 customers includes: IBM, JP Morgan, VISA, Shell, US Army, US Air Force, CA, HP, Cisco, Intel, AT&T, MCI, Nortel, For more information on Gambit and MIMIC, please visit .

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