Westcon Group to Distribute Secoshield and Secospider

Secos Powerful, Industry Leading Products Complement and Enhance Check Point Security Offerings

Irvine, CA and Tarrytown, NY ­ August 20th, 2002- Secos (http://www.secos.com), dedicated to the development of effective, globally focused technology, offering network, transaction, content, and system security, and the Westcon Group, Inc. (http://www.westcongroup.com), a global channel provider of networking technology products, today announced a distribution agreement for Secos¹ SecoSpider?¤ and SecoShield?¤. Under the terms of the agreement, the Westcon, Inc. division will distribute the products throughout North America.

SecoShield is an industry-leading network-based, real-time intrusion detection system (NIDS) that provides customers savings with unmatched security performance. Recently, SecoShield received a five star product review, the highest rating available, from SC Magazine, the largest information security magazine in the world.

SecoSpider is an enterprise security management (ESM) software solution that maximizes network security administration through the aggregation and centralization of an enterprise¹s critical security components on a single console.

Anthony Daley, general manager of Westcon Division, commented: ³Security represents a major portion of our technology portfolio, and as such, we continually evaluate customer needs in this marketplace. By partnering with Secos, we are able to provide our customers with a cost-effective, reliable intrusion detection solution, backed by Westcon¹s proven support.²

³Westcon Group¹s ability to deliver a portfolio of innovative networking and information security products to leading solution providers is a great fit for Secos,² stated Nick Hulse, vice president and general manager of Secos. ³With our cost-effective and easy-to-use products, resellers and customers alike will know they are receiving great products that are supported by a worldwide leader in networking technologies.²

“Today Secos is developing and delivering some of the best network and information security products available in the marketplace,” stated Cliff Elliott, Vice President Technical Services for Think Tank Systems. “And by combining with a leading technology distributor like Westcon, resellers can rest assured that these security solutions will perform as advertised and deliver the results that customers expect.”

Think Tank (http://www.ttank.com) is a Los Angeles-based company that provides technology infrastructure, financing and management expertise to its portfolio businesses.

About Westcon Group

Westcon Group, Inc., is a global channel provider of networking technology. Through its divisions, Westcon, Comstor and Voda One, the company offers products and services for convergence technology, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing, wireless connectivity and network security. Westcon Group, Inc., is located at 520 White Plains Road, Suite #100, Tarrytown, NY, USA 10591-5167; tel.: 914.829.7170; fax: 914.829.7137; (http://www.westcongroup.com).

About Secos

Secos is dedicated to the development of effective, globally focused technology, offering network, transaction, content, and system security. Products meet the challenges of today¹s information security marketplace by providing compatibility, integration, and reliability essential to conduct secure online business. Secos provides the most powerful new technologies for security management by adding intelligence and efficiency to security without affecting the performance of the networks they protect. For complete product listings and trial downloads, visit (http://www.secos.com). Secos is owned by Cybertek Holdings, a leading Korea-based technology company.




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