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EMS-Global Adds Marshal Software Solutions

joint media release from EMS-Global and Marshal Software

EMS-Global Adds Marshal Software Solutions To Worldwide ECIS Offering

New Zealand technology companies combine marketing efforts in offshore markets Marshal Software enters into first global OEM deal AUCKLAND, 10 June 2002 - EMS-Global Limited, the telecommunications security and professional services company, has signed an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) agreement with Internet content security specialist Marshal Software, adding the MailMarshal, MailMarshal Secure and WebMarshal solutions to the offerings available internationally on EMS-Global's ECIS platform.

ECIS, the flagship product of EMS-Global, ensures a secure IP communication platform from which service providers give their customers safe and secure access to a range of value added services that are monitored and managed around the clock.

ECIS technology is available through the Managed Service Provider (MSP) model in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and Europe. ECIS, under the brand name, 'Safecom', is the technology chosen by Telecom New Zealand to underpin the security of its data services delivery to major corporate customers. In the United Kingdom, British Telecom has introduced ECIS under the 'Ultimus' brand of security offerings, while in Australia ECIS is available through AAPT under the SecurePoint brand.

Commenting on the deal, EMS-Global founder and CEO, Waynne Dartnall, said that the Marshal solutions further strengthened the content security features available within ECIS. "The ECIS platform incorporates best of breed solutions," he said. "Marshal Software is a world leader in Internet content security technology and consequently, the three Marshal solutions are a natural fit within our worldwide ECIS offering."

"We are delighted to be partnering with EMS-Global, a fellow New Zealand technology company, to market our products to the world," said Martin Oxley, co-founder and Business Development Manager of Auckland-based Marshal Software.

"The deal with EMS-Global marks the first time that Marshal solutions have been available on a worldwide basis through a Managed Service Provider (MSP) model. The MSP market is growing rapidly throughout the world and market research firm IDC Corp estimates that by 2005 thirty per cent of all content management will be outsourced to MSPs such as EMS-Global. This growth is driven by the growing complexity of networks and rogue access points, which exponentially increase exposure to vulnerabilities and threats. This impacts particularly on small to medium-sized businesses which face significant security challenges, but limited information security skills and resources to meet them," said Mr Oxley.

"ECIS is a unique world-class bundle of security tools. The OEM agreement with EMS-Global provides Marshal with a new distribution channel to the global SME market which would otherwise be difficult to access," he said.

About EMS-Global

EMS-Global was founded in New Zealand in 1996 by Chief Executive Officer, Waynne Dartnall. EMS-Global has evolved from specialising in Enterprise Management to being a key telecom security and professional services company that designs and builds solutions for Telecommunication Companies, Service Providers, Corporate, and Government organisations in New Zealand, Australia, Europe and Asia.

The company has approx 80 staff stationed in offices in Auckland, Sydney, London, Manchester and Singapore.

In 2001, 3i Plc Ltd (www.3i.com), the largest technology venture capital investor in Europe, secured a 35% shareholding in EMS-Global. 3i is a FTSE 100 company and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The A$14 million working capital from 3i has allowed EMS-Global to fund the acceleration of its development activities as well as strengthen operations in Europe, Australia and New Zealand to establish new channels for the core technologies created by the development group.

EMS-Global won a Technology Commendation Award from the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology at the 2002 Trade New Zealand Export Awards. It is also a finalist at this year's Computerworld Excellence Awards.

EMS-Global has consistently achieved strong profitability since its inception and annual revenue growth in excess of 95% per annum. More information on EMS-Global Limited is available at www.ems-global.com

About Marshal Software

Marshal Software is a leading Internet Content Security developer. Since 1997, Marshal Software has been creating software that monitors and controls electronic data entering and leaving an organisation. The company's highly scaleable and easy-to-use products, MailMarshal and WebMarshal, manage employee email and web-browsing, while MailMarshal Secure encrypts email communications based on S/MIME and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) standards.

Marshal Software has previously been a recipient of the Computerworld Excellence in Innovation Award, the Trade New Zealand E-Commerce Innovation Award and Secure Computing Magazine's "Pick of 2001" Products.

Marshal Software products help protect against threats to network and information security, workplace liability issues, unsolicited email, virus infection and worker non-productivity associated with uncontrolled use of the Internet. International headquarters are located at 19 Lambie Drive, Manukau City, Auckland, New Zealand; +64-9-261-2110 (voice); +64-9-261-2112 (fax). On the web, visit www.marshalsoftware.com.

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