SOURCE: AEP Networks

March 14, 2007 01:00 ET

AEP Networks Announces Successful Product Launch in Japan

Policy Networking Provides Controls Required for J-SOX

TOKYO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 14, 2007 -- AEP Networks, the leader in policy-based networking that is already transforming the network security industry in the United States and Europe, is now targeting the large IT market in Japan.

An AEP Networks sales seminar held mid-February at The Sasagawa Convention Hall in Tokyo attracted approximately 120 attendees. AEP introduced Policy Networking including the debut of AEP NACpoint, an identity-based Network Admission Control (NAC) enforcement point appliance. NACpoint provides LAN and wireless-based endpoint health checking, quarantine and remediation for guest/partner/contractor access, conference rooms, shared workspaces, and wireless access points.

The seminar was titled "Internal Control and the Roles of IT" and included presentations from Pat Donnellan, CEO of AEP Networks; Professor Yasuda from Tokyo University; and many CISSP experts on corporate and public sector governance. AEP Networks' partners Marubeni Corporation and NEC also presented product demonstrations. Other key partners in attendance at the seminar were Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation (SCS), Kyocera Communications Systems, and Hitachi.

"This is an incredible opportunity to work with numerous world class partners to introduce our products and services to such a highly developed IT market," says Mr. Donnellan.

AEP's Policy Networking products link identity with policy to determine secure application and resource access, from the enterprise network edge to the core. Policy Networking products enable:

--  Host (end-point) posture assessment
--  Non-compliant host quarantine and remediation
--  Network access/admission based upon user identity
--  Policy driven resource control based upon user identity
--  Reporting and logging to local admin interfaces, centralized AEP
    monitoring and third party SEM tools
--  Centralized management of policy and "policy push" to AEP and third
    party enforcement points
    
The AEP Policy Networking suite of products' interactions between cooperating product layers allows for thorough reporting, enforcement and defense -- key contributions to corporate network and resource access control required for Japan SOX (J-SOX). J-SOX regulations and internal controls require internal governance of all accounting and corporate privacy integrity. The impact of internal controls extends to wide areas of enterprise management, including policy-based networking.

AEP Networks takes a broad channel approach based on distributors, systems integrators, and value-added resellers. AEP and its partners will collaborate to support the implementation of the Policy Networking products in Japan. These channel partners will sell into healthcare, financial services, education and government vertical markets, as well as other industries, particularly those where regulatory compliance is a strong driver.

"AEP has demonstrated readiness for compliance with J-SOX requirements related to the policy networking for secure application access, identity-based network access, and control," said Motoharu Matsuo, Security Integration Department Manager, Marubeni Solutions Corporation. "We are truly pleased to be a partner with AEP Networks and introduce policy-based networking to the Japanese market."

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 is headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, with offices worldwide.

AEP Networks, the AEP Networks logo, and NACpoint are trademarks of AEP Networks, Inc., with registration pending in the United States. Netilla, SmartGate, SmartPass and SmartAdmin are registered trademarks of AEP Networks, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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