i-SSL to Distribute AEP's e-Security Solutions in China Region

7/18/2003 - AEP Systems, the high-speed security solutions company, announces a partnership with i-Security Solutions Ltd. (i-SSL), an e-Security applications developer and system integrator based in Hong Kong. i-SSL will include AEP Systems' security hardware products in its portfolio and will promote and distribute AEP Systems' products in the Greater China region.

"The IT security market in Asia Pacific has seen steady development and is becoming one of the most rapidly growing security markets in the world," said Pat Donnellan, AEP Systems' CEO. "Partnering with a local, knowledgeable and well respected company, like i-SSL, will help AEP Systems expand its reach into this active market."

As AEP Systems’ Authorized Partner in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China (Hong Kong SAR) and China, i-SSL will bundle AEP SureWare A-Gate, AEP SureWare Runner and AEP SureWare Keyper with its leading security applications including i-SecurDB™ and i-SecurForm. i-SSL is a recognized e-Security solutions provider specializing in PKI-based end-to-end applications for electronic document creation and management, secure data sharing and transmission, and encrypted database and archiving. i-SSL customers include corporations in the banking, finance, health and construction industries and in government organizations and agencies.

"The partnership with i-SSL marks our entry into the Hong Kong market and provides the chance for us to win clear business opportunities. For instance, the SARS crisis has raised considerable interest by many enterprises in AEP Systems' SureWare A-Gate SSL-VPN appliance, which provides secure, remote access to corporate data and applications from laptops and home computers," said Niall O'Reilly, AEP Systems' Vice President, Asia Business. "This partnership follows our strategy to align with top security solutions providers and system integrators in the industry."

"There is an increasing demand for total security solutions in the Greater China market because companies understand the critical role IT security plays when conducting business around the world." said Fred Chang, CEO of i-SSL. "We are very pleased to partner with AEP Systems and to integrate our information protection solutions with some of the top hardware security products in the industry."

About AEP Systems
AEP Systems (www.aepsystems.com), 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. www.aepsystems.com

About i-Security Solutions Ltd.
Founded in 2000 and located in Hong Kong, i-Security Solutions Limited develops end-to-end e-Security applications and solutions that provide direct protection of sensitive data and information for enterprises and institutions. i-SSL's core technology has evolved out of the Centre for Information Security and Cryptography of the University of Hong Kong creating a leading Asian e-Security company. i-SSL's software product development, consulting, systems solutions, and support and training services enable it to be the partner of choice for both end-users and technology providers. For more information, please visit i-SSL's Web site at www.issl.com.hk.

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