secunet Security Networks AG Establishes U.S. Presence With Opening of Seculab

Austin-based Operation is World's Only Common Criteria Testing Lab

Accredited for Both American and European IT Security Evaluations



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Seculab, Inc.

    AUSTIN, Texas, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Germany's secunet Security Networks
 AG, one of Europe's leading IT security service companies, announced today its
 entry into the U.S. market with the opening of Seculab, Inc., headquartered in
 Austin, Texas.
     Seculab is one of only five Common Criteria testing labs in the United
 States accredited by the National Security Agency (NSA) and National Institute
 for Standards and Technology (NIST).  Seculab is the world's only Common
 Criteria lab accredited in both the United States and Europe.
     In addition to Common Criteria testing, Seculab provides IT security
 consulting services and has access to secunet's global network of security
 experts.  Seculab offers client companies services that include security
 audits, vulnerability assessments and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
 consulting and implementation.
     "Seculab is a young company but is part of an organization with more than
 240 internationally recognized security experts on staff around the world,"
 said Seculab CEO Roland Mueller.  Mueller also serves as Chairman of Germany's
 Standardization Body (DIN) on Security Techniques and leads the German
 delegation to the International Standardization Organization (ISO).
     secunet AG has performed IT security services for many global Fortune 500
 companies, including BMW, Deutsche Telekom, SAP, Credit Suisse and many
 others.  And, in America Seculab has acquired MasterCard, Daimler-Chrysler and
 IBM-Tivoli as customers.
     Common Criteria testing is the independent, third-party testing and
 verification of IT products for vendors and end-users.  Based on an
 international ISO Standard and recognized in 14 countries, the Common Criteria
 assures products meet the highest international IT security requirements.
     U.S. technology companies that sell IT products to the federal government
 will be required to meet this common set of criteria for technologies used in
 handling sensitive data.  Companies complying with the criteria are now given
 preference in government purchasing.  By July 2002, companies that do not have
 Common Criteria certification may be unable to sell their IT products to the
 government.
     As part of its launch, Seculab has moved into new and larger offices in
 North Austin and begun searching for top talent to assist the company in
 marketing to U.S. companies.
 
     About Seculab
     Seculab Incorporated (http://www.seculab.com ) offers analysis,
 consulting, design and implementation services in all areas of information
 technology security.  As a vendor-neutral consulting services company, Seculab
 assists clients in selecting best of breed products for customized solutions
 across various industry sectors.  Additionally, Seculab is one of the first
 four Common Criteria testing labs accredited in August 2000, by the National
 Security Agency (NSA) and National Institute for standards and Technology
 (NIST), to evaluate IT security products according to the Common Criteria.
 Seculab is located in Austin, Texas and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
 secunet Security Network AG Germany.
     Seculab was known as TUViT Inc., until after its purchase by secunet AG.
 
     About secunet Security Networks AG, Germany
     secunet Security Networks AG Germany (http://www.secunet.de ) is an
 international IT security service company with a portfolio of Fortune 500
 global customers.  Headquartered in Essen, Germany, secunet is a publicly
 traded company on the German Neuer Markt (NEMAX: YSN) with German offices in
 Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Siegen as well as in other
 European countries.  secunet has a particular focus on the most demanding
 areas of IT security: Public Key Infrastructures (PKI), Virtual Private
 Networks (VPN) and Security Management.
 
 

SOURCE Seculab, Inc.
    AUSTIN, Texas, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Germany's secunet Security Networks
 AG, one of Europe's leading IT security service companies, announced today its
 entry into the U.S. market with the opening of Seculab, Inc., headquartered in
 Austin, Texas.
     Seculab is one of only five Common Criteria testing labs in the United
 States accredited by the National Security Agency (NSA) and National Institute
 for Standards and Technology (NIST).  Seculab is the world's only Common
 Criteria lab accredited in both the United States and Europe.
     In addition to Common Criteria testing, Seculab provides IT security
 consulting services and has access to secunet's global network of security
 experts.  Seculab offers client companies services that include security
 audits, vulnerability assessments and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
 consulting and implementation.
     "Seculab is a young company but is part of an organization with more than
 240 internationally recognized security experts on staff around the world,"
 said Seculab CEO Roland Mueller.  Mueller also serves as Chairman of Germany's
 Standardization Body (DIN) on Security Techniques and leads the German
 delegation to the International Standardization Organization (ISO).
     secunet AG has performed IT security services for many global Fortune 500
 companies, including BMW, Deutsche Telekom, SAP, Credit Suisse and many
 others.  And, in America Seculab has acquired MasterCard, Daimler-Chrysler and
 IBM-Tivoli as customers.
     Common Criteria testing is the independent, third-party testing and
 verification of IT products for vendors and end-users.  Based on an
 international ISO Standard and recognized in 14 countries, the Common Criteria
 assures products meet the highest international IT security requirements.
     U.S. technology companies that sell IT products to the federal government
 will be required to meet this common set of criteria for technologies used in
 handling sensitive data.  Companies complying with the criteria are now given
 preference in government purchasing.  By July 2002, companies that do not have
 Common Criteria certification may be unable to sell their IT products to the
 government.
     As part of its launch, Seculab has moved into new and larger offices in
 North Austin and begun searching for top talent to assist the company in
 marketing to U.S. companies.
 
     About Seculab
     Seculab Incorporated (http://www.seculab.com ) offers analysis,
 consulting, design and implementation services in all areas of information
 technology security.  As a vendor-neutral consulting services company, Seculab
 assists clients in selecting best of breed products for customized solutions
 across various industry sectors.  Additionally, Seculab is one of the first
 four Common Criteria testing labs accredited in August 2000, by the National
 Security Agency (NSA) and National Institute for standards and Technology
 (NIST), to evaluate IT security products according to the Common Criteria.
 Seculab is located in Austin, Texas and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
 secunet Security Network AG Germany.
     Seculab was known as TUViT Inc., until after its purchase by secunet AG.
 
     About secunet Security Networks AG, Germany
     secunet Security Networks AG Germany (http://www.secunet.de ) is an
 international IT security service company with a portfolio of Fortune 500
 global customers.  Headquartered in Essen, Germany, secunet is a publicly
 traded company on the German Neuer Markt (NEMAX: YSN) with German offices in
 Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Siegen as well as in other
 European countries.  secunet has a particular focus on the most demanding
 areas of IT security: Public Key Infrastructures (PKI), Virtual Private
 Networks (VPN) and Security Management.
 
 SOURCE  Seculab, Inc.