MDI Receives Advanced Encryption Standard Certification for SAFEnet Enterprise Security Suite

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – March 9, 2005, MDI Security Systems, the foundation of MDI, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDII), a recognized leader in delivering open, integrated security management and video security solutions, today announced it has received NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and CSE (Communications Security Establishment) Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Algorithm Validation Certification.

The company’s SAFEnet® Enterprise Security Suite is the industry’s only, true integrated security management solution for access control, alarm management, video management and systems control. The Advanced Encryption Standard certification allows MDI certified dealers to install enterprise systems for Federal departments and agencies when an agency determines that sensitive (unclassified) information requires cryptographic protection. This standard is also used by non-Federal Government organizations when it provides the desired security for commercial and private organizations. AES Encryption will replace the aging Data Encryption Standard, which NIST adopted in 1977 as a Federal Information Processing Standard used by federal agencies to protect highly sensitive, unclassified information.

SAFEnet provides a centralized, open infrastructure, vendor neutral solution required to adequately secure an organization from a single point-and-click desktop application. This integrated security dashboard empowers distributed enterprise or small to medium size businesses to successfully manage the overwhelming volume of security events by consistently reducing response time, while creating a security infrastructure that supports strategic business objectives.

MDI continues its industry leadership in acquiring the highest level of certifications, security standards, and approvals from organizations such as UL, FCC, and CE. The company currently has several certifications pending for their iTRUSTâ„? integrated security management solution for small to medium size organizations and ViewPointâ„? video surveillance product line.

Purchasing Information

MDI Security Systems offers a wide variety of purchasing options for government, institutional and commercial organizations across the globe. For immediate information on how to purchase MDI’s Integrated Security Management Solutions or to find a certified MDI dealer near you, contact the MDI Solutions Account Management team at, 866-435-7634 ext. 4101 or e-mail

About MDI, Inc.

MDI, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDII) is an established global leader in providing centralized, integrated security management solutions to corporate, government, and institutional enterprises.

About MDI Security Systems
For over 25 years, MDI Security Systems has been protecting clients across the globe by delivering the most innovative and dependable integrated security management solutions available. As a security industry pioneer and recognized leader in advanced security research, MDI continues to deliver value to its stakeholders through the development of market-driven, technically superior integrated security technology platforms that can be comprehensively managed from a centralized point of command, contain and control. The MDI product family has protected thousands of customers around the world including many of the most secure government facilities, financial institutions, healthcare organizations, manufacturing companies, energy and power providers, gaming and entertainment establishments, educational institutions and Fortune ranked corporations. For more information on MDI Security Systems including its solutions, subsidiaries and partners, please visit

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