SOURCE: AEP Networks

October 24, 2005 13:26 ET

AEP Networks Exhibit at All Hazards Forum Showcases Homeland Security Solutions

Highlights AEP's Decade of Experience in Delivering Secure Information-Sharing Solutions to the Public Sector

SOMERSET, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 24, 2005 -- AEP Networks, the specialist in network and application access security, will showcase its complete solution portfolio at this week's All Hazards Forum Conference and Exhibition set for Oct. 26 and 27 at the Baltimore (Md.) Convention Center. AEP Networks will exhibit in booth 216.

The 2005 All Hazards Forum Conference and Exhibition is the only state-endorsed homeland security event dedicated to ensuring the continued safety and growth of the Mid-Atlantic region. Bringing together key homeland security leaders and resources in this region, the All Hazards Forum is a grass roots effort created in 2004 to solve key emergency management and homeland security issues at the local, county, and state levels in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia.

This year's Forum marks a key opportunity for industry networking, information sharing and business development for public and private emergency management and homeland security stakeholders from across the Mid-Atlantic. Registration information is available at

"At this year's All Hazards Forum, AEP Networks will highlight the expertise we've gained during a full decade of providing in-depth, fully certified security solutions to law enforcement, homeland security and emergency management agencies at the federal, state and local levels," said Margaret (Peg) Grayson, President of AEP Networks' Government Solutions Group. "Further, since more government agencies are now looking to deploy integrated security solutions, we're able to meet their requirements with unique products that can simultaneously protect their core network infrastructures while providing secure remote access for trusted users."

SmartGate®, AEP's identity-based application layer security product, has already been widely deployed throughout the public sector to enable secure information sharing. Customer implementations include the Regional Information Sharing Systems Network (RISSnet) and Operation Respond Institute's system for emergency responders.

AEP Networks' product range spans:

--  AEP SmartGate: Designed for large-scale distributed information-
    sharing environments.  SmartGate lets authorized users securely access
    applications and data from central servers; advanced features enable
    federated identity and access privileges across trusted organizations, for
    transparent data access.  Certified for Federal Information Process
    Standards (FIPS) 140-2, Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC).
--  AEP Netilla® Security Platform and Secure Gateway Appliance: a
    complete range of SSL VPN appliances enabling secure Web portal access to
    applications and data for authorized users.  Certifications: FIPS 140 Level
    3, VPN Consortium, ICSA Labs.
--  AEP Net: Highly secure IPSec-based VPN encryptors used primarily for
    encrypting site-to-site data communications across LAN and WAN networks,
    providing high data confidentiality and source authentication.
    Certifications: CESG Assisted Products Scheme (CAPS), a U.K. government
    data security standard.  FIPS certification pending.
--  AEP Keyper: Tamper-resistant hardware security modules (HSMs) for
    protected key storage and hardware key generation. Certified for FIPS 140
    Level 4.
AEP Networks Government Solutions Group

Based in Rockville, Md., the AEP Networks Government Solutions Group provides integrated security solutions designed to meet the unique requirements of government and public-sector enterprises at the federal, state and local levels. AEP Networks (, the specialist in network and application access security, delivers infrastructure security solutions that are easy to use and manage while offering exceptional value and mission-critical reliability. The company provides a full range of solutions, including identity-based application security VPNs (AEP SmartGate), highly secure VPNs (AEP Net), SSL VPNs (AEP Netilla Security Platform) and cryptographic key management products (AEP Keyper). A privately held company backed by leading technology investors, AEP Networks is based in Somerset, N.J., with European headquarters in London.

SmartGate and Netilla are registered trademarks of AEP Networks in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • For More Information:
    Ted Dupont
    Director of Corporate Communications
    AEP Networks
    +1 732-652-5241
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