LANSDOWNE, VA--(Marketwire - August 4, 2009) - Fortress Technologies, the leader in secure tactical wireless communications, today announced that its ES520 Secure Wireless Bridge has been added to the U.S. Army Information Assurance Approved Products List (Army IA-APL), establishing it as an approved technology for use across the U.S. Army. The first fully rugged, tactical wireless solution suitable for outdoor use on the Army IA-APL, Fortress successfully secured product certification and IA compliance through the U.S. Army's Network Enterprise Technology Command.

In order to be placed on the Army IA-APL, Fortress' Secure Wireless Bridge had to meet the following criteria:

--  Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 2
--  Under National Information Assurance Partnership Common Criteria Level
    EAL4+ evaluation
--  Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) compliance
--  U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command (USAISEC) Technology
    Integration Center (TIC) evaluation and recommendation

Fortress' Secure Wireless Bridges are "all-in-one" network access devices that combine the features of a wireless access point, bridge, Ethernet switch and FIPS 140-2 validated AES encryption in a small, rugged, weatherized form factor.

"Fortress continues to invest in our solutions to ensure they are meeting the most stringent defense standards," said Dana Kuntz, Vice President, Federal Sales, Fortress. "We are committed to supporting our military customers' wireless communications needs at home and abroad. Fortress' inclusion on the Army IA-APL opens up a huge market opportunity for the company. As the only tactical outdoor wireless solution on the list, we are perfectly positioned to expand our business within this community."

About Fortress Technologies

Fortress Technologies develops secure wireless networking products for government markets. With a solid history of delivering reliable, policy-compliant solutions that are rugged, proven, and easily deployed, Fortress has established itself as the clear leader in secure wireless networking. Across the public sector, both military and civilian customers rely on Fortress to securely deliver mission related information that supports critical decision making, situational awareness, and force protection. Currently deployed in some of the world's most demanding environments, Fortress products support vital operations including deployable communications, outdoor network extensions, and vehicle based networks.

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Contact Information: Contact: Chris Whalen Fortress Technologies 813-288-7388 A.J. Guenther ConnellyWorks, Inc. 571-323-2585 ext. 2130