Cryptek Acquires UK-Based Secure Systems & Technologies, Ltd

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Leader in information security products and solutions continues its global market expansion with key acquisition.

Our decision to join Cryptek was based on complementary technologies and capabilities for expanding market penetration here in the UK and Europe. SST's name, brand and products will be maintained. SST is the largest secured product manufacturer in the UK and we will be able to offer our customers additional products and capabilities.

Cryptek, Inc., a leading provider of security products and solutions for government and industry has announced it has acquired http:Secure Systems & Technology, Ltd (SST), a company based in the United Kingdom. With over twenty years' experience, SST is the leader in its specialist field of operations. SST has established a strong market position in Europe by specializing in TEMPEST, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)-rated, rugged, encryption and communications security equipment. All SST equipment is designed to meet exacting NATO, military and government standards. SST also provides system security solutions, consultancy, testing and training services and provides interoperability with government or NATO secure networks. These services include TEMPEST certification testing, EMC and environmental design and testing services and consultancy on all aspects of security policy.

The acquisition of SST completes a year of aggressive expansion for Cryptek. In 2007, Cryptek acquired the assets of Virginia-based Secure Systems Group (SSG), Ottawa, Canada-based EMCON Emanation Control Ltd and New Jersey-based ION Networks. This latest acquisition is another positive step toward fulfilling Cryptek's goals to enhance, expand and diversify corporate capabilities and to broaden its customer base. The combined revenue of SST, Emcon, SSG, ION Networks and Cryptek exceeded $50.0 Million in 2007.

"The acquisition of SST rounds-out Cryptek's decision to become a leading provider in the global TEMPEST market," stated Bill Anderson, Cryptek's President & CEO. "SST adds significantly to our in-depth knowledge and experience, expands our mechanical and electronic design capabilities, and adds substantial and critical talent to our professional team. With this acquisition, we have significantly increased our ability to design, develop, and deliver a wide range of communication security products for U.S., United Kingdom, Canadian, NATO and European Union (EU) Governments as well as prime contractors."

"We are pleased to be joining the Cryptek corporate family." stated Frank Foskett, Managing Director of SST. "Our decision to join Cryptek was based on complementary technologies and capabilities for expanding market penetration here in the UK and Europe. SST's name, brand and products will be maintained. SST is the largest secured product manufacturer in the UK and we will be able to offer our customers additional products and capabilities."

SST's purpose-built headquarters in Gloucester, England, includes research and development facilities and manufacturing and testing resources. These ensure optimum efficiency and reduce lead time between concept and deployment. With the addition of SST, Cryptek now has over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing, network security labs and research and development capability worldwide. Cryptek has added significantly to its cleared facility capability, now has over 11 secure test chambers for TEMPEST equipment and has one of the largest staff of Certified Tempest Engineers globally.

Through this acquisition, SST becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Cryptek, Inc., and will continue to operate out of Gloucester, England. Cryptek remains focused on delivering mission critical solutions to its national and international defense customer base, and will continue to expand into new secure markets as well as diversify the company's capabilities.

ABOUT CRYPTEK: Cryptek, Inc. (http://www.cryptek.com), a privately held manufacturer and solutions integrator, is an industry leader of dynamic and trusted identity and access control solutions and TEMPEST products. With over 20 years of experience in developing and delivering security solutions, Cryptek has worked with numerous U.S. defense & federal civilian agencies. Partnered with the industry's top software and hardware manufacturers, Cryptek offers customers advanced security solutions to meet their ever growing needs. Current Cryptek solutions have been awarded an EAL 4 rating from Common Criteria (CC) and numerous cryptographic module evaluation certificates as part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS PUB140).

ABOUT SECURE SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY: SST (http://www.sst.ws) is a one-stop provider, manufacturer and service partner through its extensive range of standard products and customized engineering solutions. SST has been a leader in TEMPEST products for over 20 years. SST has also been providing products to meet the demanding requirements of military programs since 2000. SST is certified to the ISO 9001:2000 Standard. SST's TEMPEST Test Facility is approved by CESG (UK Infosec Authority) and products are endorsed by CESG.

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