AEP Systems Hires New Positions, Strengthens AEP Sureware Net Team

London, UK ‘ April 29, 2004 ‘ AEP Systems, the high-speed security company, announces the appointment of two key personnel to its team in the United Kingdom. Stephen Lewis, longtime AEP SureWare Net Senior Product Manager has accepted a position as a member of the Board of AEP Systems’ UK company. Experienced security sales expert, Peter Clark, has been hired as a Sales Director for the AEP SureWare Net product. Both Lewis and Clark bring considerable expertise to their new positions at AEP Systems.

‘Stephen Lewis has been a remarkable asset to the company, he is a dynamic leader and an innovative manager,’ said Pat Donnellan, CEO of AEP Systems. ‘I am also very pleased to welcome Peter Clark to the team at a time when our SureWare Net product is gaining increased recognition and traction in the European marketplace. I am confident Peter Clark will be a valuable addition to our company and will play an important role in increasing the visibility of SureWare Net,’ said Donnellan.

Lewis has over 25 years experience in IT, computer security and cryptographic security. Since joining AEP Systems, Lewis has worked closely with customers in the areas of pre-sales consultancy, equipment and security architecture design and product management for the SureWare Net product. Lewis recently managed the development and implementation of network security architectures for major UK and European national and international infrastructure projects and criminal justice systems. Prior to joining AEP Systems, Lewis performed a similar role in Baltimore Technologies where he was recognised as an important contributor in maintaining the consistent success of Baltimore’s Hardware Division.

Clark has over 30 years experience in IT, networking, and computer security and now heads up AEP Systems’ Public Sector sales. Prior to joining the AEP Systems team, Clark worked in similar roles with SSH Communications Security Corp, Baltimore Technologies and Thales e-Security, where he achieved several major successes within Government-based projects. Before moving into sales, Peter was a software developer and has held a number of senior sales and marketing positions across the industry. Clark’s new role illustrates the growing European interest in AEP SureWare Net, a high-speed security VPN encryptor for high-security networks.

AEP Systems (, 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 organisations and OEMs. Founded in 1998, AEP Systems is privately held with its US headquarters in Palo Alto, CA and offices in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

The UK subsidiary, AEP Systems International Ltd., specialises in high-security and high-assurance encryption products for the public sector and financial markets. Based in Hemel Hempstead, the design and development team has been developing solutions to UK Government standards for over 15 years.

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