AEP Awarded Entrust Ready Status for SureWare Keyper Product

4/11/2003 - AEP Systems, the high-speed security solutions company, announced that AEP SureWare Keyper has achieved Entrust ReadyTM status. The Entrust Ready designation is awarded by Entrust, Inc. [Nasdaq: ENTU], a leader in securing digital identities and information, and refers to products and services that have been reviewed for compatibility and interoperability with Entrust Authority 6.01 software.

Entrust AuthorityTM is the backbone of Entrust's digital identity and information security offerings. As the market-leading product in its category, the Entrust Authority software provides automated identity and security management to enable accountability and privacy for online transactions and information.

AEP SureWare Keyper's interoperability with Entrust Authority software gives Entrust customers access to AEP SureWare Keyper's FIPS 140 L4 level of security, the highest available level of certification on the market, and FIPS 186-1 random number generation for secure key generation.

"AEP SureWare Keyper is the most comprehensive hardware cryptographic module of its class having extensive functionality and both FIPS 140 L4 and ITSEC E3 certification," said William Connor, product manager at AEP Systems. "Interoperability between AEP SureWare Keyper and Entrust dramatically increases the number of users who will benefit from AEP Systems' hardware security solution."

AEP SureWare Keyper is a hardware security module offering the highest level of security and performance for protected key storage, high-speed signature and hardware key generation. AEP SureWare Keyper is aimed at high security, high availability applications, enhancing PKI security in any PKCS#11 or Microsoft CryptoAPI compliant environment.

"Governments and enterprises require proactive approaches to comprehensive information security in order to help them leverage the Internet," said Ian Curry, vice-president and chief marketing officer, Entrust. "Through AEP Sureware Keyper, customers can extend the value of their Entrust security solutions with a certified security hardware solution."

About AEP Systems
AEP Systems, the high-speed security solutions company, delivers hardware security and acceleration solutions that are fast and cost-effective to deploy. Customers include financial institutions, government bodies, healthcare organizations, e-tailers and OEMs. Founded in 1998, AEP Systems is privately held and based outside Dublin, Ireland with offices in the UK, USA (Boston and Palo Alto) and Asia-Pacific (Hong Kong and Tokyo).

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