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VERTEX: V-Connect Product Completely Open & Secure File Transfer Service

Press release from the issuing company

NEW YORK -- February 27, 2003 -- Vertex Network Solutions Inc. today announced the national introduction of V-ConnectSM, a breakthrough secure managed service for file transfer using the Internet. Specifically designed for the graphic arts and digital media marketplace, V-Connect lets small to mid-size businesses securely and easily exchange large production files. Vertex customers can productively collaborate with suppliers and clients at far greater speed than conventional Internet-based methods such as FTP and email, resulting in improved productivity with lower costs. For more information, go to www.vertexnet.com. V-Connect is offered as a subscription-based service. It uses a Linux-based network access server which is hosted at a Data Center with a high-speed Internet connection. V-Connect can be accessed via a standard web browser or Vertex's file transfer client application, available for both the Macintosh and PC platforms at no additional charge. Files of any size or format can be sent to anyone with an Internet connection, and notification is provided by email. V-Connect's software delivers files faster than competing file transfer systems. Document security is ensured through 128-bit SSL encryption and authenticated by certificates issued by Thawte and VeriSign. Vertex Quote... Graham Murray, CEO of Vertex Network Solutions said: "V-Connect is designed to offer smaller organizations the benefits of a secure extranet without an upfront investment in hardware, software, or infrastructure. Providing this via the Internet with cutting-edge security, at an affordable price, is proving an excellent combination for most organizations." Proven Technology... V-Connect incorporates proven technology that is being used by over 50,000 graphic arts and media professionals, and has been well received by media and advertising firms, many of which have utilized WAM!NET, a proprietary file transfer system which does not offer the advantages of an open network service. By using the Internet as the global transport infrastructure for file delivery and Open Systems standard technology, Vertex can effectively provide customers with the same benefits of security and certified delivery, but with the added benefits of greater functionality, more flexibility, and an immediate cost savings of over 40% compared to a private network. About Vertex Network Solutions... Vertex Network Solutions, founded by software and telecom entrepreneurs in 2001, provides "Digital Media Architecture" to optimize communications and security. This includes V-ConnectSM, V-DirectSM and V-TotalSM -- a scalable managed communications platform for digital collaboration that can be used by individuals as well as organizations of any size. Vertex's CEO, Graham Murray, has more than 20 years of experience in successfully launching and managing technology ventures. Vertex Network Solutions is a U.S.-based corporation with headquarters in New York City and representatives in Boston, St. Louis, Miami, Menlo Park, CA and Washington, DC.