SOURCE: AEP Networks

June 23, 2009 07:00 ET

AEP Networks Joins the VMware Technology Alliance Partner Program

Extends Secure Application Access to Virtual Environments via SSL VPN

SOMERSET, NJ--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) - AEP Networks today announced it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. The VMware TAP program helps technology vendors integrate their products with VMware virtualization software and deliver timely, joint solutions to mutual customers.

"We are excited to welcome AEP Networks as the newest member of the VMware TAP program," said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliance programs, VMware. "The VMware TAP program offers companies like AEP Networks the tools and resources they need to develop high-value solutions that meet the needs of our mutual customers."

"As a member of the Technology Alliance Partner program we will be better able to support our customers using the AEP Netilla virtual appliance to provide secure remote access to applications and resources," said Paul Spencer, General Manager for AEP Networks. "Leveraging our alliance with VMware, AEP Networks is well positioned to deliver solutions that complement VMware virtualization offerings."

With more than 1,000 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.

AEP Networks announced its virtual appliance, AEP Netilla SSL VPN Virtual Edition (Netilla VE), in September 2008. Netilla VE is a virtual machine supporting VMware ESX that enables customers to quickly and easily spin-up new SSL VPNs to address their growing and changing business needs, while at the same time leveraging all the benefits of virtualization. These benefits include lower capital and operational costs as well as the advantages of Disaster Recovery and High Availability.

AEP Netilla is the latest generation of SSL VPN solutions that provide secure application access via Web browser to a broad range of business applications. With Netilla, remote users can quickly and securely reach virtually any application in today's IT environment, including Microsoft Outlook, Windows Terminal Servers and server-based applications, as well as client/server applications using a number of different communication services. Netilla's highly granular application access capabilities provide secure access for employees, business partners, customers and suppliers by efficiently controlling what information can be reached based on access policies.

About AEP Networks

AEP Networks offers secure communications, networking and application access 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
--  Hardware Security Modules (HSM) for cryptographic key management and
    storage
--  Secure remote access to networks and applications -- including virtual
    environments -- via application-layer security gateways and SSL VPNs
    

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.