VERTEX, Inc. Joins Sybari Software Enterprise Certified Partner Program

Wethersfield, CT, May 14, 2002 – VERTEX, Inc., a next-generation managed software developer and IT outsourcing services provider, today announced that the company has joined the newly launched Enterprise Certified Partner (ECP) program established by Sybari Software, Inc. Sybari is the premier developer of Antigen, a comprehensive antivirus, content-filtering, and e-mail security solution designed specifically for Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino environments.

As a Sybari ECP partner, VERTEX customers will now have access to Sybari’s award-winning technical and security expertise. Also, with the addition of Antigen to its portfolio of products, Vertex, Inc. has strengthened its ability to offer customers end-to-end solutions designed to reduce IT operating costs while concurrently improving service and security levels.

“VERTEX’s customers depend on us to deliver best-of-breed Microsoft and Lotus security technology, as well as services and management expertise that will help them meet their business goals,” said Steve Wilson, CEO, VERTEX, Inc. “Adding Sybari’s Antigen to our portfolio of security solutions further enhances our position as a technology innovator and leading service provider.”

Sybari’s Antigen is unsurpassed in protecting Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino corporate messaging environments. Antigen’s unique architecture institutes a preemptive line of defense from viruses and malicious code and is the only server-level antivirus solution that delivers advanced file filtering capabilities, robust content-management features, and multiple scan engine technologies in a single solution. Antigen scans both inbound and outbound e-mail to eradicate the spread of viruses, literally stopping data corruption problems before they happen.

“Sybari is delighted to welcome VERTEX to our growing team of ECP Partners,” stated Rocco Donnino, vice president of sales for the Americas, Sybari Software, Inc. “VERTEX recognizes that the need for comprehensive antivirus, content management, and security solutions continues to grow and expand at an extraordinary rate. Working together will enable our organizations to better service the Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino communities.”

ABOUT VERTEX, INC.

VERTEX, Incorporated founded in September 1991 is a certified Woman Owned Small Business that is registered with Pro-Net Small Business Alliance and the Central Contractors Registry (CCR). VERTEX offers private and public corporations and government agencies a complete suite of Information Technology Solutions including custom software and application development, e-commerce, network installation and support, and Strategic Enterprise Management using the latest ERP and CRM software, and Security Solutions. (www.vertexconsulting.com) For more information contact Carroll Skoglund, 1.800.945.4114.

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