VeriSign, Inc. and GPX Global Systems Inc. Partner in Egypt to Strengthen Global Internet Infrastructure and Security

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City: Cairo, Egypt

GPX Global Systems, Inc., a provider of state-of-the-art, neutral Internet eXchange (IX) facilities in emerging Internet markets, announced that VeriSign Inc, the leading provider of Internet Infrastructure for the networked world, has joined the GPX Middle East Internet Exchange (MEIX) in Cairo Egypt.

VeriSign focuses on Internet security and stability because of the critical role that the Internet plays in commerce, communications, and government operations. A one-day Internet blackout can mean major losses and costly damages to businesses and can have huge and lasting effects.

The Company’s infrastructure provides a critical layer of intelligence and security that enables key transactions, protects data, and safely delivers information across a myriad of protocols and devises. Their layered security solutions provide protection of an organization’s consumers, brand, Web site, and network. VeriSign’s digital certificates protect over 900,000 Web servers worldwide.

“VeriSign is working to stay ahead of the constantly changing demands on its Internet infrastructure and threats to its security.” said Ken Silva, chief technology officer at VeriSign. “After a tenfold increase in capacity for .com and .net Domain Name Systems (DNS), and the development of new proprietary technologies and processes, we are deploying additional proprietary security upgrades and monitoring to identify, track, and isolate malicious Internet traffic generated by cyber attacks.”

VeriSign selected Egypt for a regional hub site because of its access to worldwide communications infrastructures, its strategic location between continents, and the Government initiatives to foster Internet business growth. The GPX MEIX Internet exchange was selected based on its sound and reliable infrastructure and because the exchange is open to a multitude of carriers.

“Egypt has an abundance of content that is expandable through-out the region and through-out the world“, said Nick Tanzi, Chairman, GPX. “I believe that this partnership can play an important role in contributing to the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s (MCIT’s) growth expectations for the export of Arab content by the year 2010,” He said, that the company was very excited about supporting Zawaya Media in their efforts to promote the Digital Marketplace…anywhere in the world.

VeriSign
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), operates digital infrastructure services that enable and protect billions of interactions every day across the world’s voice, video, and data networks. Additional news and information about the company is available at www.verisign.com

GPX Global Systems, Inc.
Incorporated in August 2002, GPX develops and operates state-of-the-art, neutral Internet eXchange (IX) facilities in emerging, but fast growing commercial Internet markets along the undersea cable systems of FLAG, SEA-ME-WE3, and SEA-ME-WE4 as well as other regional cable systems.

GPX IXs provide telecommunications companies (Telcos), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), e-businesses, and enterprise customers with a highly reliable, secure, neutral data center environment where they can collocate their mission critical communications and application platforms. In addition, the GPX IXs provide a single physical location where customers can access a host of services from multiple providers.

Contact Company: GPX Global Systems, Inc.
Contact Person: Tom Byrnes, SVP Sales & Marketing
Contact Email:info@gpxglobal.net