AEP Networks’ Netilla Security Platform SSL VPN Achieves Certification from Virtual Private Network Consortium

Hemel Hempstead – June 8, 2005 – AEP Networks, the specialist in network and application access security, announced that its AEP Netilla(r) Security Platform SSL VPN has achieved certification from the Virtual Private Network Consortium (VPNC), an international trade association for VPN manufacturers.

VPNC’s certification program involves extensive testing that mimics real-world experiences of SSL VPN users. The testing guarantees security, functionality and interoperability with business-critical applications, such as Microsoft Outlook Web Access. Certification also assures SSL VPN users that they can access applications remotely using the latest version of the Mozilla Firefox browser.

VPNC certified the AEP Netilla Security Platform’s support for a broad range of SSL VPN features and included separate VPNC testing programs for Basic Interoperability, SSL Portal, SSL Exchange and SSL Firefox.

“Security is a top priority for the global business community, and IT decision makers need independent guidance from third-party organisations they can trust,” said Reggie Best, executive vice president and general manager of AEP Networks’ Secure Application Access Business Unit. “VPNC certification assures customers that AEP’s Netilla Security Platform meets stringent security standards. It also guarantees secure and seamless interoperability with OWA, which is critical given the large demand for Web-based access to Outlook.”

“AEP Networks is an important player in the security industry so we are pleased to certify the AEP Netilla Security Platform and welcome AEP as a VPNC member,” said Paul Hoffman, director of the VPNC. “When run through rigorous SSL VPN testing, AEP delivered impressive results. AEP customers can be confident that the NSP provides the highest levels of security, functionality and application access.”

The VPNC certification marks AEP Networks’ second third-party certification for its SSL VPN solution. In April the company announced the Netilla Security Platform achieved certification from ICSA Labs for Version 2.0 of its SSL-TLS VPN testing program, which mandates strict new security standards for client integrity checking and cache cleaning, among other areas.

About Netilla Security Platform Named “Best VPN Solution” by the SC Magazine Global Awards 2005, the AEP Netilla Security platform is an enterprise-class SSL VPN solution that makes business applications securely available to employees and partners working onsite or remotely. With the NSP, users can quickly and securely access a full range of enterprise applications including Windows Terminal Servers and server-based applications, Web-based and intranet applications, and client/server applications over an SSL tunnel.

About VPNC VPNC is the international trade association for manufacturers in the VPN market. The group has over 30 vendor members worldwide representing the entire range of VPN servers and client products. Full information on the consortium, as well as technical information on VPNs, can be found at

About AEP Networks AEP Networks, the specialist in network and application access security, delivers infrastructure security solutions that are easy to use and manage while offering exceptional value and mission-critical reliability. AEP Networks was formed as a result of the 2004 merger between AEP Systems and Netilla Networks. The company provides a full range of innovative secure networking and application access products to meet the most demanding requirements of public-sector and commercial customers. A privately held company backed by leading technology investors, AEP Networks is based in Somerset, N.J., with European headquarters in London. More information is available at

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