CMP Media's Network Magazine Joins Lippis Media's Enterprise Networks 2004 As a Strategic Partner

Industry Leading IT Architecture-Focused Publication Identifies Enterprise Networks 2004 as the Premier Enterprise Networking Events

PRNewswire-FirstCall
MANHASSET, N.Y.
Nov 12, 2003

Network Magazine today announced that it has agreed to support content development and co-market Enterprise Networks 2004. Enterprise Networks 2004 is a unique, year-round educational program -- the first component of which launched online on October 16, 2003 and focused on Strategies for Deploying Integrated Network Security. The face-to-face conference will take place April 26-28, 2004 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA.

The agreement calls for Network Magazine to contribute to content development with Editor-in-Chief Steve Steinke joining the Enterprise Networks 2004 Board of Content Advisors. The board is led by content Chairperson Nick Lippis, CEO of Lippis Enterprises, Inc., a well-known enterprise networking authority.

Network Magazine will also promote Enterprise Networks 2004 to its subscriber database through a series of print advertisements. In addition, through CMP's TechWeb brand, the publication will promote the event via e-mail newsletters and other online advertising. Network Magazine will also host a "Best of Enterprise Networks 2004" award ceremony at the April 2004 conference.

Network Magazine, printed monthly and distributed to over 125,000 qualified network executives, is focused on network infrastructure architecture strategy. "We are excited to have Network Magazine as a partner for the launch of Enterprise Networks 2004," said Nick Lippis. "Their focus on the technical analysis of network architectural solutions is very much in synch with our content goals. Enterprise Networks 2004 is for enterprise network designers, by enterprise network designers and Network Magazine compliments that position extremely well."

"In this recovering business climate, it's more important than ever that industry professionals have the most up-to-date information and access to expertise about the ever-changing technologies enabling today's networks," said Fritz Nelson, Vice President/Group Publisher of Network Magazine and the Network Computing Enterprise Architecture Group. "Our goal is to provide our readers with the tools and information they need to make the best decisions for their organizations. We feel that the Enterprise Networks 2004 conference and online forums are the right platform for Network Magazine to deliver on our editorial mission."

CMP's other industry leading brands, including Information Week, Communications Convergence, and Network Computing will also provide support to the new strategic partnership between Network Magazine and Enterprise Networks 2004.

About Lippis Media

Lippis Media LLC develops and provides educational programming and content to enable enterprise network architects to successfully design communications networks that effectively and efficiently support a company's strategic and operational business objectives. Enterprise Networks 2004 (www.en2004.com), produced by Lippis Media, is an integrated educational program that includes six online forums and a three-day conference, all focused on various enterprise network design issues and technologies including IP Telephony, Security, WiFi and more. The content is for enterprise network designers, by network designers.

About Network Magazine

Network Magazine, a member of the Network Computing Enterprise Architecture Group, published by CMP Media LLC, provides in-depth technical analysis of network architectural solutions to 125,000 network IT buyers to help them make informed network specification, deployment and management decisions. Network Magazine's unique editorial delivers information about the entire life cycle of network infrastructure hardware, software, and services, from emerging technologies to ongoing management. Widely recognized for its editorial excellence, Network Magazine was awarded the 2003 Maggie Award for Best Computer/Trade publication and a 2003 Jesse H. Neal award for best regularly featured column. Network Magazine is published monthly by CMP Media LLC and can be viewed online at www.networkmagazine.com.

About CMP Media

CMP Media LLC (www.cmp.com) is a leading integrated media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum-the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, and research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, and custom publishing.

   Lippis Media Contact:            Network Magazine Contact:
   Harry Klein                      Kevin D. Cooke
   781.821.6654                     919.303.9906

SOURCE: CMP Media LLC

CONTACT: Kevin D. Cooke of Network Magazine, +1-919-303-9906; or Harry
Klein of Lippis Media, +1-781-821-6654

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