SOURCE: AEP Networks

March 02, 2009 07:30 ET

AEP Networks Executive to Discuss Hardware Security Modules for DNS Security Extensions at Government Security Conference

SOMERSET, NJ--(Marketwire - March 2, 2009) -


WHO:      Fergal Murray, director of Business Development, of AEP
          Networks, developers of high-performance, cost effective
          secure networking and communications solutions.

WHAT:     Will be a distinguished panelist discussing "Naming Hardware and
          Software Solutions for DNSSEC Deployment"

WHEN:     The Government Security Expo and Conference (GovSec) will take
          place Wednesday, March 11 and Thursday, March 12, 2009.

          "Naming Hardware and Software Solutions for DNSSEC Deployment"
          will be held Thursday, March 12, 2009 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:    Walter E. Washington Convention Center
          801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
          Washington, D.C.

          AEP Networks will be displaying its DNSSEC solution in Internet
          Systems Consortium's booth, No. 303.

          AEP Networks will also be exhibiting its solutions at the FOSE
          exhibition, which is running concurrently with GovSec, in booth
          No. 2231.

DETAILS:  The Federal Government has mandated that, by the end of the year,
          all government Web sites roll out DNS Security Extensions
          (DNSSEC) to prevent hackers from hijacking Web sites and
          redirecting traffic to bogus, often nefarious, sites. This
          presents many challenges for government agencies, including the
          integration of new hardware and software. During this panel
          discussion, Fergal Murray will share insight on the AEP Keyper
          Hardware Security Model (HSM), designed to generate and store
          cryptographic keys. Keyper is the only HSM on the market to
          receive the highest accreditation available in the Federal
          Information Processing Standards (FIPS) program, FIPS 140-2
          Level 4 certification, and is currently utilized by ICANN and
          many other organizations. Murray will discuss HSMs, why they are
          essential, how they integrate into a DNSSEC implementation and
          why FIPS certification is vital to a government organization.

About AEP Networks

AEP Networks offers secure communications and networking for government, enterprise and carriers. We work with systems integrators, managed service providers and the distribution channel to deliver integrated solutions incorporating our leading edge products:

--  Enhanced-grade secure voice and multi-service data platforms (based on
    the vadOS operating system) that support a wide range of communications
    protocols and network topologies
--  High assurance networking via IPSec-based VPN encryptors for site-to-
    site security and remote access
--  Secure remote access to networks and applications -- including virtual
    environments -- via application-layer security gateways and SSL VPNs
--  Hardware Security Modules (HSM) for cryptographic key management and
    storage.
    

Headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, AEP Networks has key hub offices in the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Australia. For more information, visit www.aepnetworks.com.