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Siemens to Globally Resell Entrust Technologies? Security Solution

16 Jan 2001

PLANO, TX and RESTON, VA, – Siemens Enterprise Networks LLC, a leading provider of next-generation solutions for enterprise-wide communications, and Entrust Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTU), the global leader in solutions that bring trust to e-business, today announced Siemens, along with its global affiliates, has become a global Value Added Reseller (VAR) of Entrust Technologies’ public-key infrastructure (PKI) solution. Siemens will combine Entrust’s PKI solution as part of their trusted networks solutions, which includes meta directory solutions and other advanced customer care solutions, and offer these solutions through their worldwide distribution channels. 

Siemens is the first global VAR to join and be granted Strategic Alliance membership in the new Entrust Alliance Framework which targets systems integrators, resellers and OEM organizations (for more information on the framework, please see related press release dated January 16, 2001). With Siemens’ expertise in integrating infrastructure technologies, Siemens was a natural choice to resell Entrust’s secure infrastructure solution. Siemens offers security solutions for information and communication networks based on best-in-class products. Siemens, in combination with its global affiliates, has an extensive service portfolio that includes security analysis and consulting, security infrastructures, smart card-based solutions, as well as security solutions for e-business, communication and mobility.

“We are excited to work with Entrust Technologies because it has proven security solutions which provide us with the confidence that our customers’ need for secured networks will be met,” said George Nolen, president, Siemens Enterprise Networks LLC. “Entrust’s broad portfolio of products address a wide variety of our customers’ security needs – while providing extensive upgrade opportunities to assist in meeting our customers’ equipment migration challenges.”

“A security infrastructure that is capable of integrating with any type of e-business application, be it on the Web or through wireless devices, is an integral part of a operating a successful e-business,” said John Ryan, president and CEO of Entrust Technologies. “We are pleased that Siemens has chosen to resell our public-key infrastructure solutions to assist their customers in achieving world class e-business operations.”

About Siemens
Siemens AG, headquartered in Berlin and Munich, Germany, is a leading global electrical engineering and electronics company, employing over 447,000 people in 193 countries, with sales in excess of $82 billion worldwide in fiscal 2000.

The United States is the largest market for Siemens globally.  In the U.S., Siemens employs more than 73,000 employees and achieved sales of more than $18.1 billion in fiscal 2000.  Siemens’ U.S. businesses are leaders in the information and communication, healthcare, energy, industry, financial services, transportation and lighting sectors. 

Based in Boca Raton, FL, Siemens Information and Communication Networks, Inc., with its subsidiaries — Siemens Carrier Networks LLC, Siemens Enterprise Networks LLC and Optisphere Networks Inc., — is a leading provider of integrated voice and data networks and solutions for enterprises, carriers and service providers.

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