Ceelox, Data Encryption Software Provider, and the Ashcroft Group Announce Alliance Agreement: Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft to Join Ceelox Advisory Board; The Ashcroft Group Acquires Equity Stake in Ceelox

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Ceelox, a leader in biometric and encryption software solutions, and The Ashcroft Group, a strategic consulting company for domestic and international corporations led by John Ashcroft, former U.S. Attorney General, today announced a strategic alliance. Under the terms of the agreement, Ceelox and The Ashcroft Group will collaborate on data security-related issues and defining appropriate biometric encryption software measures for the companies' clients and customers. Additionally, The Ashcroft Group has acquired an equity position in Ceelox, and former Attorney General John Ashcroft has joined the company's advisory board. Terms of the equity transaction were not disclosed.

Ceelox is honored to be associated with the former attorney general and his team at The Ashcroft Group

    "Safeguarding user identity, private electronic communication and personal information is a high-priority for individuals, businesses and government. Ceelox is leading the way in making biometric authentication available for everyday use," said former Attorney General John Ashcroft. "Ceelox's affordable, easy-to-implement and simple-to-use software offers high-level security solutions that can protect every one of us from the growing threat of identity theft and electronic communications fraud."

"Ceelox is honored to be associated with the former attorney general and his team at The Ashcroft Group," said Gerry Euston, CEO, Ceelox. "We believe this relationship validates the need to find affordable and user-friendly solutions to the threat of identity fraud and the loss of personal and private information in emails and data wherever it resides."

Ceelox is an emerging leader in the design and deployment of fingerprint biometric software solutions. Its strong user authentication provides secure logical access to computers, networks and websites. In addition, Ceelox's powerful solutions protect data wherever it resides with strong encryption tools for laptop and portable data.

Recently, Ceelox introduced SecureMail(TM), an innovative point-to-point email encryption solution that protects private email contents and attachments from loss, misuse, or interception, without the need for expensive and complicated content monitoring or filtering algorithms.

About The Ashcroft Group, LLC

The Ashcroft Group is a Washington, D.C.-based firm led by former Attorney General John Ashcroft, specializing in strategic consulting for corporations worldwide in homeland security, corporate governance, litigation strategy, and data security. In 2006, The Ashcroft Group played a critical role in over $43 billion in transaction value with acquisitions, strategic investments and anti-trust issues. For more information about The Ashcroft Group, visit http://www.ashcroftgroupllc.com.

About Ceelox

Ceelox is an established, privately held provider of secure biometric and email encryption software solutions for financial institutions, educational institutions, government agencies and other markets. Ceelox's software solutions provide innovative and fresh ways for users to send and receive information. Ceelox's biometric and encryption software solutions are simple to implement, deploy, and use, and ensures that private customer information stays secure. For more information about Ceelox and its solutions, visit http://www.ceelox.com.

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