AEP Systems Expands in Korea with NICS TECH as Premier Partner

11/4/2003 - AEP Systems, the high-speed security solutions company is pleased to announce the appointment of NICS TECH, a technology leader in desktop security and management, as a Premier Partner in Korea. NICS TECH will distribute AEP Systems’ e-Security and acceleration hardware to the growing Korean IT security market.

As a Premier Partner, NICS TECH will actively promote and distribute AEP Systems’ AEP SureWare Runner and AEP SureWare A-Gate products and provide support services to customers. AEP SureWare Runner is Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) acceleration hardware that off-loads compute-intensive cryptographic functions from a server, eliminating bottlenecks and maximizing e-Business capacity. AEP SureWare A-Gate is an SSL VPN hardware appliance that provides secure and authenticated remote access from any Internet browser to a company’s internal applications.

"The Korean technology market has seen a dramatic increase over the past two years and is becoming one of the most rapidly growing security markets in the world," said Pat Donnellan, AEP Systems’ CEO. "NICS TECH’s local knowledge and expertise will help AEP Systems to expand its reach into the booming Korean market."

Korean VPN hardware and software product revenue totaled 28.64 million USD in 2002 and is forecasted to reach 51.3 million USD in 2006, according to the Korea Information Security Agency’s 2002 Information Security Industry Survey. By 2006, the SSL VPN market is predicted to grow rapidly, reaching 20% of the overall market.

"Security is the number one priority in the majority of IT budgets," said Hae-soo Jang, Managing Director, NICS TECH. "AEP Systems’ superior experience and best-of-breed hardware products fit our strategy to align with top manufacturers in this area in order to provide complete and reliable solutions for our customers."

For more information about AEP Systems' product offerings visit or visit NICS TECH’s web site at

About AEP Systems
AEP Systems (, the high-speed security company, delivers hardware security and acceleration solutions that are fast and cost-effective to deploy. Customers include financial institutions, government bodies, healthcare organizations, and OEMs. Founded in 1998, AEP Systems is privately held with its US headquarters in Boston, MA and offices in Palo Alto, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

NICS TECH, the quality security solution provider, has distributed network and desktop security solutions to government, public, corporate, financial and telecommunications sectors since 1995. NICS TECH is headquartered in Seoul, Korea, with its joint venture company, NICS TECH HK, in Hong Kong. More information can be found at

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