SOMERSET, NJ and SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - November 2, 2009) - AEP Networks, a leader in secure communications and networking, today announced the opening of its newest office location in California. Currently, the company is headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, and has additional offices in Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Ascot and Hemel Hempstead, U.K. Located in Santa Clara, the new Bay Area location will provide a West coast presence due to the success and growth the company has achieved throughout the western half of the United States.

Michael Stewart, vice president of Sales for the Americas at AEP Networks, will head up the local team. With more than 20 years' experience working in the IT industry, Stewart will be responsible for fostering existing business relationships and driving new sales.

This year has shown significant growth for AEP Networks and has further solidified the company's position as a trusted provider of secure networking, encryption, communications and application access solutions. Recently, AEP has secured contracts with computer and digital media manufacturers, casino gaming equipment manufacturers, communications providers, Internet infrastructure organizations and universities across the country. The company recently introduced a new solution in conjunction with Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. (ISC), where the AEP Keyper hardware security module (HSM) is used to assure the security of private keys as part of a DNSSEC implementation.

"AEP has been on an expansion ramp-up this past year," said Pat Donnellan, chief executive officer of AEP Networks. "Establishing a West Coast operation reflects our strong commitment to provide our clients and partners with timely account management and technical support in an efficient manner. Having both East and West Coast presences allows us to better cover the entire United States and Canada."

The address for the new office is 5201 Great America Parkway, Suite 320, Santa Clara, CA, 95054. Telephone is 408-850-7216 and fax is 408-562-5745. Stewart can be reached by emailing

About AEP Networks

AEP Networks offers secure communications, networking and application access for government, enterprise and carriers. We work with systems integrators, managed service providers and the distribution channel to deliver integrated solutions incorporating our leading edge products:

--  Enhanced-grade secure voice and multi-service data platforms (based on
    the vadOS operating system) that support a wide range of communications
    protocols and network topologies
--  High assurance networking via IPSec-based VPN encryptors for site-to-
    site security and remote access
--  Hardware Security Modules (HSM) for cryptographic key management and
--  Secure remote access to networks and applications -- including virtual
    environments via application-layer security gateways and SSL VPNs

Headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, AEP Networks has key offices in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia. For more information, visit