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Linksys Offers Leasing Options to Small Businesses and Resellers

28 May, 2008

Linksys Offers Leasing Options to Small Businesses and Resellers

IRVINE, CA (May 20, 2008) – Linksys, a Division of Cisco, and the recognized leading global manufacturer of voice, wireless, and networking hardware for home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and small business users, today announced the Linksys Partner Connection (LPC) program has broadened to include lease options from leading financial organization InteliLease. The leasing options bring a new level of service to LPC members and their customers with affordable and flexible alternatives to traditional financing by granting access to funds that could be used for acquiring Linksys by Cisco Business Series networking solutions and other complementary products.

The comprehensive LPC reseller program provides a growing number of more than 23,000 partners with training, marketing tools, and solutions designed to enhance their small business solution sales and improve the overall engagement with their customers. The LPC program has helped increase the potential to positively impact the bottom line of all channel participants. By teaming with InteliLease, Linksys provides options to VARs to use services with their own business or as an additional service sale to their customers.

"We are very excited to work with Linksys in bringing leasing options to their channel organization and small business customers,” said Robert Parker, CEO, InteliLease. "Small businesses are unique and therefore require specialized financial options to help them succeed and thrive. We are pleased that Linksys understands the value of what leasing can bring to their customers.”

By electing to lease through InteliLease, organizations are able to address their technology needs while simultaneously conserving working capital and existing credit lines to optimize their technology investment. Customers will be able to choose from several specially designed leasing products and payment plans tailored for small businesses. These will include true leases with fair market value residual, full-payout leases, tax-exempt municipal programs, and options for seasonally adjusted "flex” payments. Additionally, leases can be customized to include maintenance costs, supplies and software.

"Successfully serving the channel requires more than just bringing innovative products to market,” said Robert Auci, senior director worldwide small business marketing, Linksys. "With the introduction of leasing programs backed by InteliLease we are elevating our channel program by providing our partners with additional financial support to grow their business. Additionally our partners can tout comprehensive service offerings beyond core installations and support, truly becoming a valued provider to their small business customers.”

For more information about the financing options available to existing Linksys Partner Connection partners or to join the program please visit, www.linksys.com.

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