CipherOptics signs Abba Technologies as channel partner

RALEIGH, N.C. and ALBEQUERQUE, N.M. (May 3, 2005)-CipherOptics Inc., the leading innovator of gigabit-speed data protection gateways that protect data in motion, has signed Abba Technologies as a channel partner. Abba Technologies is a leading reseller, specializes in formulating and implementing enterprise class information technology strategies for its government and enterprise customers.

As a CipherOptics channel partner, Abba Technologies will offer the CipherOptics SG1002 Gigabit Ethernet data protection gateway and the CipherOptics SG100 Fast Ethernet data protection gateway to its customers. Both gateways are purpose-built to protect data in motion at wire-speed with robust AES encryption, extremely low latency and complete network transparency. They overlay security over the existing network, enabling end-to-end data protection without adding complexity to the network.

"CipherOptics' data protection gateways will enable our customers to protect their critical data without disrupting their existing network infrastructure," said Andrew L. Baca, CEO, Abba Technologies. "We believe that CipherOptics will be an integral part of many of the networks we will design and implement in the near future."

"Abba Technologies has an impressive history of delivering quality, high-end networking solutions to their customers," said Ron Willis, president and CEO, CipherOptics. "Their application and market focus match perfectly with ours, making this a mutually beneficial and profitable relationship."

About Abba Technologies
Abba Technologies, a small, disadvantaged, minority-owned business headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M., provides IT Solutions and Professional Services throughout the Southwest region of the US. Abba addresses the entire IT Infrastructure and solves real business issues. Their core competencies include IT Consolidation, IT Virtualization, Converged Networks, and IT Security. Abba's focus is on enterprise-class and high performance computing, networking, and storage solutions for businesses, educational institutions, and all government agencies. For more information about Abba Technologies please visit the company website at www.abbatech.com.

About CipherOptics
CipherOptics is the leader in multi-layer encryption solutions for high performance networks. The Company provides advanced IPsec VPN and encryption solutions for wide area networks, and enables secure connectivity to private and public clouds. CipherOptics helps organizations improve security, decrease risk, and reduce the cost of compliance while enabling high performance and secure connectivity to critical infrastructures.

For more information about CipherOptics visit the company website at www.certesnetworks.com.