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EMS-Global partners with Security-Assessment

EMS-Global partners with Security-Assessment.com to enhance security offerings Flagship product, EMS Cortex, continues international success

AUCKLAND, 11 April 2003 – EMS-Global Ltd, New Zealand’s leading provider of secure Internet connectivity services, has established a strategic partnership with Security-Assessment.com Ltd, a specialist Information Security consultancy that provides services to businesses in Australasia and the United Kingdom. In particular, Security-Assessment.com ensures the information security practices of clients comply with the ISO17799 standard, the international Code of Practice for Information Security Management.

According to Waynne Dartnall, CEO and Founder of EMS-Global, the new partnership will allow EMS-Global to focus on its internationally successful flagship product, EMS Cortex, while offering more enhanced security services to clients through Security-Assessment.com. “We have experienced rapid growth with our EMS Cortex offering both in Australasia and Europe, signing up service providers such as British Telecom and NTL,” said Mr Dartnall. “It now makes sense to focus our energies on this core area of business.”

“The opportunities for our separate security offerings are such that a strategic partnership with a specialist firm will greatly assist EMS-Global in maintaining market leadership. Security-Assessment.com will enhance our portfolio of security offerings with additional products and advanced capabilities,” he said. As part of the new agreement, the former Group Manager of security services at EMS-Global, Peter Benson, will become Managing Director of Security-Assessment.com.

About Security-Assessment.com Security-Assessment.com is an established Information Security consultancy that specialises in high quality Information Security services. It provides independent advice, in-depth knowledge and high level technical expertise to clients in the United Kingdom and Australasia

The solutions of Security-Assessment.com enable developers, corporations and government organisations to strengthen the security of their businesses, devices, networks and applications. It leads the market in on-line security compliance applications with its ISO 17799 "Code of Practice for Information Security Management" system. This enables companies to ensure that their practices are effective and in line with the accepted international benchmarks of Information Security Management. More information on Security-Assessment.com is available at http://www.security-assessment.com

About EMS-Global EMS-Global is a major telecommunications security and professional services company that designs and builds smart solutions for telcos, service providers, and large organisations in New Zealand, Australia, Europe and Asia.

The company’s flagship product, EMS Cortex, ensures a secure Internet Protocol (IP) communication platform, allowing service providers to give customers safe and secure access to a range of value added network services, monitored and managed around the clock. As a core component of Telecom’s ‘Safecom’, the EMS Cortex technology was selected by Telecom Advanced Solutions to underpin the security of its data services delivery to major corporate customers in New Zealand. Other EMS-Global clients include British Telecom and NTL in the United Kingdom, and AAPT in Australia.

Investors in EMS-Global include 3i and TMT Ventures. 3i Plc Ltd (www.3i.com) is the largest technology venture capital investor in Europe, and is a London Stock Exchange FTSE 100 company. TMT Ventures is a technology investment fund managed by New Zealand based private equity firm, Direct Capital, in joint venture with Advent International in the United States. Among its corporate partner investors the fund includes Alcatel, Lucent Technologies, Marconi and Telecom New Zealand.

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