SOURCE: AEP Networks

September 13, 2005 09:00 ET

Best Practices for Securing Government Networks: New Webcast From AEP Networks

Forrester's Robert Whiteley, AEP's Margaret Grayson Analyze the Key Trends Public-Sector IT Executives Need to Know to Secure Their Network Infrastructure

SOMERSET, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 13, 2005 -- AEP Networks, the specialist in network and application access security, will produce and sponsor a special Webcast focusing on "Key Strategies and Trends for Building Highly Secure Government Networks." This interactive webcast will be broadcast at 10 a.m. ET, Tuesday, Sept. 20 over TechTarget's site and will be available for viewing afterwards.

Registration for this inaugural webcast in AEP Networks' Industry Solutions Best Practices Series is now open at nerref=AEP.

At a time when homeland security concerns remain paramount, protecting critical public-sector IT network infrastructure continues to be a top priority for government organizations as well as their private sector partners. In this information-rich presentation, Robert Whiteley, noted industry analyst from Forrester Research, and Margaret E. Grayson, President of AEP Networks' Government Solutions Group, will explore the key IT network security and access challenges facing government agencies today.

But just as importantly, this webcast will highlight real-life examples of how government agencies in the U.S., U.K. and Europe are securing their enterprise networks, while enabling secure remote access to vital applications and data by trusted users. A Q&A segment following the main presentation will enable listeners to pose their own questions to the presenters.

"Government agencies, whether federal, state or local, are looking for answers to key questions such as how to provide secure access to the rapidly growing ranks of mobile and teleworking employees, or how to effectively encrypt point-to-point communications between agency offices," said Grayson. "This webinar, with new quantitative data and stories of what real public-sector agencies are doing, will help to provide the answers."

Results of New Forrester Survey

Whiteley and Grayson will analyze results of Forrester's latest survey on global IT security priorities and trends and discuss today's most pressing network security questions, including:

--  What are the top priorities for 2005 and beyond?
--  What approaches are being used to effectively deploy point-to-point
    encryption, SSL VPNs and secure application layer solutions?
--  How do government agencies meet the challenge of securing their
    rapidly growing numbers of mobile and teleworkers?
--  What is the impact of meeting new government standards and regulatory
    compliance requirements?
--  How are organizations architecting their information-sharing
    implementations to incorporate identity-based user authentication and
    endpoint security?
--  What are the top four "best practices" recommendations for securing
    networks, applications, and users?
Whiteley is an analyst on Forrester's Telecom & Networks research team, responsible for covering all VPN technologies for both remote access and site-to-site connectivity. Grayson, the head of AEP Networks' Government Solutions Group and executive vice president at AEP, serves on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), which is charged with providing guidance and critical recommendations for cyber security protection.

About AEP Networks

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 gateways, highly secure VPNs, SSL VPNs and cryptographic key management products, to meet the most demanding requirements of public-sector and commercial customers around the world. A privately held company backed by leading technology investors, AEP Networks is based in Somerset, N.J., with European headquarters in London and a Government Solutions Group in Rockville, Md.

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