SOURCE: AEP Networks

December 19, 2006 08:00 ET

Cabinet Office Awards AEP Networks With Quality Mark for SSL VPN

CCT Mark for 28 Claims for AEP Netilla Security Platform

LONDON -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 19, 2006 -- AEP Networks, the leader in policy-based networking, has received the Government quality mark award for its AEP Netilla Security Platform (NSP) SSL VPN. The CSIA Claims Tested (CCT) Mark is a government quality mark initiative for information technology security products and services.

In order for a product to receive the coveted CCT Mark award it must go through a stringent testing and evaluation process which validates the Information Assurance claims made for the product's security functionality to give confidence to those using it within the UK Public Sector for secure, web-browser access to a broad range of business applications. AEP Networks is one of only two SSL VPN vendors awarded the CCT Mark.

The NSP is an SSL VPN appliance that enables organisations to simply, securely, and cost effectively provide users with browser-based access to corporate applications and files from through the security and convenience of a web browser. With any browser enabled PC or laptop, telecommuters, branch office employees, business partners and a mobile sales force can quickly and securely reach virtually any resource used in the business.

All of the 28 claims (regarding encryption, authentication, endpoint security, single sign on, and more) were tested and validated for the AEP Netilla Security Platform.

"AEP Networks already has a number of UK Public Sector customers," commented Reginald P. Best, EVP/GM of AEP Networks' Application Security Business. "The CSIA Claims Test Mark provides a level of confidence that the security functionality of products has been independently tested and validated and, as such, should offer assurance to other UK Public Sector agencies before investing in our product."

AEP Networks was presented with CCT Mark certificates for the NSP at the 7th Annual CIPCOG (Civil Information Assurance Products and Services Co-ordination Group) event which took place on the 30th November.

Details of the CCT Mark awarded to AEP Networks can be found at:

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.

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