http://www.tredent.com/cisco-smartnet-maintenance-alternative Since 1983, Tredent Data Systems (TDS) has been providing solutions for data communications needs. Started in 1983 by John and Gloria Tredent, TDS provided growing companies with ways to connect remote locations back to their headquarters.
The needs of companies to connect each remote location back to corporate, whether its retail stores, manufacturing, or just a remote presence in a different state or country, allowed TDS to grow into one of the nations most successful WAN integration companies. ??With the advent of the Internet in the mid 90’s, the ease and possibilities of accessing huge amounts of data, took data communications to another level.