SOURCE: AEP Networks

October 31, 2007 03:00 ET

AEP Networks' Proven Encryption Technology Meets Rigorous European Public Sector Network Security Requirements

UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - October 31, 2007) - Hall 8, Stand # E048 Infosecurity NL -- Public sector network security specialist, AEP Networks, is able to deliver security and encryption technology to meet rigorous European Public Sector network security requirements.

With UK National Security approved products and EU Council Infosec Selection and Procurement Scheme (CISPS)* compliance imminent, AEP's highly customisable range of network security equipment products (including the AEP Net and AEP Net Remote encryptors) delivers proven, low risk solution architectures into the highly complex network security environments required in today's Governments.

"The threat to National information has never been greater," said Stephen Lewis, VP Business Development from AEP Networks. "Reports from security authorities and in the press highlight threats from every direction -- vulnerability exploitation by high technology criminals and terrorists add to the ever-present concern about the activities of intelligence agencies. All Public Sector organisations need to protect themselves, as never before, against identity theft, data integrity and system availability attacks as well as maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive information."

AEP Networks' solutions protect against these threats by addressing the demands for secure networking across the full spectrum of government requirements, including Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, Public Safety and Criminal Intelligence organisations.

Products which have already been delivered into national and international infrastructure projects throughout Europe include the AEP Net series of encryptors designed for protected Virtual Private Network (VPN) communications, and the AEP Net Remote portable encryptor for mobile remote communication.

The company's secure connectivity solutions are currently used by almost every UK Government department that needs to process 'Confidential' protected information, as well as the UK Ministry of Defence. AEP's products are also deployed on pan-European Governmental and Criminal Justice systems.

"European Governments and Systems Integration companies looking for assured, scalable, manageable, low risk solutions for public sector projects in Europe can be confident in AEP Networks' credentials," concluded Lewis.

AEP Networks will be presenting their AEP Net and AEP Net remote products during the Infosecurity NL expo at its distribution partner's stand: Magirus Benelux, Hall 8, Stand # E048.

*CISPS is the EU Council Infosec Selection and Procurement Scheme. This was established in January 2003 under the auspices of the Infosec Authority of the General Secretariat of the Council and of the Council Security Committee (Infosec), and sets out the procedures to be adopted for the procurement of cryptographic products intended for use to protect EU classified information. These procedures include second evaluation of such products by an Appropriately Qualified Authority (AQUA) in another EU Member State. To become an AQUA an organisation must meet a number of rigorous criteria demonstrating that it has the experience and that it has in place the facilities and procedures to conduct such second evaluations securely and effectively. For further information visit http://www.suphice.com/default/default.stm

About AEP Net and AEP Net Remote

AEP Net is an independently assured CESG Enhanced Grade encryptor that protects IP traffic across networks. It provides both data confidentiality and source authentication for network traffic enabling high confidence Virtual Private Network (VPN) communications. It has a proven track record of protecting National and International classified networks.

AEP Net Remote secures personal remote access communications to Enhanced Grade standard. Using Net Remote, public sector organisations can enable their mobile workforce to access Classified data over the Internet at costs previously associated with commercial remote access.

About AEP Networks

AEP Networks offers a comprehensive Policy Networking solution that provides complete security starting at the endpoints and working throughout a network -- from the edge to the core. AEP's integrated portfolio of security products includes network admission control enforcement points, identity-based application security gateways, SSL VPNs, high assurance IPSec-based VPN encryptors, and hardware security modules for key management. Our products address the most demanding security requirements of public-sector organizations and commercial enterprises internationally. The company's European design and development Headquarters is in Hemel Hempstead, UK.

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