Vordel continues European expansion through partnership with leading German security integrator, SHE Informationstechnologie AG

Ludwigshafen, Germany and Dublin, Ireland, May 11th, 2005 – Vordel, the XML Web Services security company today announced the appointment of German firm, SHE-IT as a reseller of its XML security software in the German marketplace.

SHE-IT has a strong reputation for delivering security systems integration expertise to leading companies in the financial services, telecoms and industrial sectors in Germany.

This alliance will enable Vordel to extend the footprint of its XML security products in the key German market. SHE-IT offer an extensive range of security consultancy and integration skills to complement the range of vendor products they represent. Introducing the Vordel products into their portfolio, SHE will offer companies a compelling framework to secure their internal and external XML-based communications. The alliance enables companies to:

” Enforce an appropriate level of managed security solutions for Service Oriented Architectures
” Reduce security integration costs and increase the ROI on security architectures for companies deploying Web Services as foundation technologies to integrate their internal and external business processes.
” Leverage their existing security infrastructure components to secure their XML-based integration initiatives.

Vordel joins alongside other security vendors Aladdin, Checkpoint, CISCO and RSA represented by SHE.

Vordel CEO, Vic Morris welcoming the announcement said “This latest partnership will further consolidate Vordel’s position as a leading provider of XML security technology to some of Europe’s largest firms. We are delighted to have SHE-IT as a reseller of our products. They have a vastly experienced team with customers in a range of industry sectors and are acknowledged experts in their field.”

SHE-IT CEO, Thomas Kohler commented “By adopting the Vordel products into the SHE-IT portfolio, we are now extending our security services to cover XML based communications. This partnership continues the SHE-IT strategy of representing only “Best of Breed’ providers which enables us deliver to our customers “State of the Art” security at optimal price/performance levels.”

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About SHE

SHE IT is one of the leading suppliers of integrated IT security solutions. For more than 17 years the company has been designing, delivering and operating IT security solutions from one source. To provide the best and most secure solutions possible, SHE works closely with some of the leading names in security, including Aladdin, Checkpoint, CISCO and RSA. Customers include ABB, BASF, T-Mobile, State Government Ludwigshafen, Roche Diagnostics, Suzuki and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen.

About Vordel

Vordel provides security for XML communications. Our XML gateway and XML security server products enable organizations to deploy and configure security, both inside and outside the organization. VordelDirector, an XML Security Server provides security services vital to the protection of XML traffic in a Service Oriented Architecture. VordelSecure is an award-winning XML gateway that provides perimeter-based security. Vordel products are in use by Fortune 1000 companies, and public sector institutions worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vordel.com.

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