SOURCE: AEP Networks

October 31, 2005 13:16 ET

AEP Networks' Grayson Honored by SUNY With Industry Leadership Award

Award From SUNY Buffalo School of Management Highlights Alumnus Grayson's Record of Leadership in the IT Networking and Cyber Security Arena

SOMERSET, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 31, 2005 -- AEP Networks today announced that Margaret (Peg) Grayson, president of its Government Solutions Group, will receive the Industry Leadership Award from the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo School of Management at its annual awards banquet Nov. 2. The Industry Leadership Award honors alumni "whose careers have been exemplary in a particular industry."

"We're proud that Peg Grayson's impressive career and record of leadership in the computer networking and security industry has been recognized by SUNY with this prestigious award," said Pat Donnellan, CEO of AEP Networks. "It's a well-deserved tribute for a colleague whose strategic contributions are benefiting not only our company and its customers but our nation as well."

Grayson is one of the country's leading experts on cyber security, having spoken at numerous conferences and authored many articles. She is a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), which provides the White House, through the Department of Homeland Security, with advice on the security of information systems for critical infrastructure.

As president of AEP Networks' Government Solutions Group, based in Rockville, Md., Grayson is responsible for delivering secure remote application access, network infrastructure, and information sharing security solutions to meet the unique requirements of public-sector customers, including federal government agencies. Before joining AEP Networks, Peg was president and CEO of V-ONE Corporation, a pioneer in the development of Internet cyber security protection. V-ONE combined with AEP Networks earlier this year to form the AEP Government Solutions Group.

Grayson serves on the advisory board for the Center of Excellence in Information Assurance at the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Dean's Advisory Council for the School of Management. Grayson is on the board of directors for the Montgomery College Foundation, and has been named to Maryland's Top 100 Women for her professional achievements and contributions to the community.

Earlier in her career, Grayson served as vice president and then chief financial officer (CFO) for SPACEHAB, Inc., a NASA funded public/private partnership for space-based research, as well as CFO for CD Radio, Inc., an early entrant in the satellite radio mobile communications market. Prior to that, she served as a senior executive and consultant to high tech start-up companies. She holds an M.B.A. from the University of South Florida and a B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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.

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