Baltimore Technologies Announces Support for the Cisco Systems SAFE Blueprint for Secure e-Business

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 8, 2001– Baltimore Technologies (NASDAQ:BALT)(LSE:BLM), a global leader in e-security, today announced support for the Cisco SAFE blueprint for secure e-Business from Cisco Systems, Inc. Cisco SAFE is a flexible, comprehensive security blueprint that is designed to help organizations securely engage in e-Business.

Baltimore’s support of Cisco Systems’ SAFE Blueprint guarantees interoperability between the award-winning Baltimore UniCERT PKI and Cisco’s extensive family of Virtual Private Network (VPN) devices. This interoperability between such leading technologies enables organizations worldwide to issue digital certificates to all Cisco VPN devices including the Cisco Secure PIX Firewall family and Cisco VPN 3000, offering increased security and authentication for e-business.

“E-Businesses require scalable, manageable network authentication systems, and Baltimore provides excellent e-security solutions to meet these customer demands,” said Greg Mayfield, manager of business development in the Cisco VPN and Security Services business unit. “We’ve been working with Baltimore through the Cisco Security and VPN Associate Program to deliver enhanced network security solutions to our joint customers. With its endorsement of Cisco SAFE, Baltimore joins us in further securing e-Business networks for the Internet economy.”

“As enterprises and service providers kick off projects to roll out VPN infrastructures, they look to market leaders for assurance that their networks will be manageable, scalable and secure,” said Lila Kee, secure VPN solution manager for Baltimore Technologies. “The Cisco SAFE e-Business security blueprint, coupled with Baltimore’s Secure VPN solution, provides customers with a solid infrastructure and security framework. This gives them added confidence to cost-effectively roll out full-scale VPN deployments.”

Interoperability Brings Opportunity for Service Providers

Atlanta-based Intelispan, Inc. (OTC BB:IVPN) is a network solutions provider that leveraged the interoperability provided by the Cisco SAFE blueprint by creating its suite of Inteligate(SM) VPN services using Baltimore’s UniCERT and Cisco VPN Concentrators.

“We used Baltimore’s UniCERT certificate authority (CA) to integrate Inteliguard PKI into all of the services Intelispan offers,” said Kent Dallas, vice president of architecture & technology at Intelispan. “By selecting products like Baltimore’s UniCERT and the Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator, which adhere to the SAFE blueprint, we were able to successfully design and deploy a managed VPN system. This gives our customers the cost savings associated with using a VPN combined with the highest levels of VPN security available.”

The Cisco SAFE Blueprint

Cisco SAFE integrates scalable, high performance security services throughout the e-Business infrastructure, making it possible for enterprise and Internet Service Provider customers to design and implement intelligent, self-defending networks with high degrees of scalability, robust user management and provisioning capabilities.

Building on Cisco AVVID (Architecture for Voice, Video and Integrated Data), the Cisco SAFE blueprint provides a secure migration path for companies to implement converged voice, video and data networks. In addition, Cisco SAFE is enhanced by a rich “ecosystem” of third-party products, solutions and services, of which Baltimore Technologies is a market-leading contributor. The Cisco Security and VPN Associate Program anchors this ecosystem, providing customers with tested, certified and documented security solutions that interoperate with Cisco’s security products.

About Intelispan

Intelispan is a managed network solutions company specializing in secure business-to-business communications. Targeted at emerging and traditional companies and divisions experiencing high growth and rapid transition in the new economy, the company’s total managed network solutions provide complete, turnkey development and management of next-generation communications networks on an outsourced basis. Utilizing a comprehensive suite of solutions built around secure Internet Protocol (IP) networking, Intelispan provides a full line of virtual private networks (VPNs), as well as advanced network design and project management. The Company also provides WAN and LAN monitoring, and consults, designs, builds and services data communications networks. Intelispan is a registered mark of Intelispan, Inc.

About SolutionsPlus

Based on Baltimore UniCERT PKI technology, the SolutionsPlus family is a comprehensive array of products and services designed to address common e-business challenges with complete, fully integrated e-security solutions. Through reseller and direct channels, Baltimore offers customers, including those in the financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, government, telecommunications, transportation and service provider markets, well-defined solutions that meet the security and e-business needs of their enterprise. SolutionsPlus consists of a Secure VPN solution as well as SolutionsPlus for the Identrus(TM) system. For more information or to order any SolutionsPlus offering, please call 1-866-ESECURITY or visit www.baltimore.com/solutionsplus.

About Baltimore Technologies

Baltimore Technologies develops and markets security products and services to enable companies to develop trusted, secure systems for e-business, the Internet and mobile commerce. Its products include a wide range of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) products and services, wireless e-security solutions, cryptographic toolkits, access control & authorization, content security (MIMEsweeper products) security applications and hardware cryptographic devices. Baltimore’s global professional services organization offers a wide variety of consulting, training and deployment support to its customers worldwide. Baltimore Technologies markets and sells its solutions worldwide directly and through the TrustedWorld channel program. TrustedWorld includes many of the world’s leading technology companies and a wide variety of global, regional and local business alliance partners.

Baltimore Technologies employs over 1000 people worldwide and operates from over 30 cities, with headquarters in Dublin, Ireland; London, UK; Boston, USA and Sydney, Australia. Baltimore Technologies plc is a public company with dual listings on NASDAQ (BALT) and the London Stock Exchange (BLM).

For further information and press releases on Baltimore Technologies, please visit www.baltimore.com.

Baltimore Technologies, Telepathy, TrustedWorld, PKIWorld and Baltimore product names including UniCERT, UniCERT Options, MailSecure, KeyTools, SureWare, SolutionsPlus and KeySteps are all trademarks of Baltimore Technologies plc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Certain statements that are not historical facts including certain statements made over the course of this document may be forward-looking in nature. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance and achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements implied by such forward-looking statements.

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Baltimore Technologies Announces Support for the Cisco Systems SAFE Blueprint for Secure e-Business