AEP in major alliance to create e-security for police


12 May 2003

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Irish security hardware firm AEP Systems has joined a partnership with leading network technology firms Bull and Cryptomathic to develop a complete IT security solution for justice, police and government agencies.

The three companies plan to combine high-speed security products with expert contractor services and PKI infrastructure to deliver an end-to-end IT security system ideal for law enforcement agencies with private and sensitive information.

It is understood that the demand for e-security solutions for police and government is on the increase. A recent report drafted by UK chancellor Gordon Brown showed that the UK government had budgeted over £330m sterling to enhance UK security through counter-terrorism and military initiatives.

“By combining each company’s core competency, we’ve developed an advanced solution aimed specifically at criminal justice, police and government organisations,” said Brent Cunningham, AEP vice-president. “Reliability and security are key issues for these agencies, which is why AEP Systems, Bull and Cryptomathic have seized the opportunity to work together to develop an end-to-end solution.”

AEP’s advanced security hardware technologies will be combined with Bull’s infrastructure and storage server expertise and Cryptomathic’s best-of-breed security software.

“Each company brings deep knowledge and expertise to the partnership. For instance, Bull has a track record and pedigree spanning 30 years in providing total business based solutions to central and local government agencies, the Ministry of Defence, and multinationals operating in the commercial sector,” said Chris Gilbert of Bull.

By John Kennedy