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2009-02-04Ares signed PKI contract with Nepal's WDN for central Asia presence

Well-known Taiwan-based information service solution integrator Ares International Corp. recently signed a contract with Nepal-based World Distribution Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (Group) (WDN), authorizing WDN to promote and sell PKI-related information security products and solutions developed by Ares in central Asia countries such as Nepal, Pakistan and Bhutan. This is the first for a Taiwan-based software company to enter the Nepal, Pakistan and Bhutan markets.

Frank Lin, president of Ares, indicated that Nepal is still at an initial stage for promoting information security identification mechanism; therefore, the market still has significant growth potential. WDN is the largest Nepal-based software/hardware and program development integrator. The company has evaluated various international information security product and service providers and actively seeks to become the agent for Ares information security products in Nepal, as Ares has years of related experiences while the self-developed information security products of Ares can be swiftly and effectively adopted. Via working with WDN, Ares expects to rely on its ability in integrating local resources and control over local channel for assisting Nepal in developing its information security infrastructure.

With the influence of WDN, Ares expects to promote its information security product solutions in central Asia, with the solutions including CA (Certification Authority), RA (Registration Authority), VA (Validation Authority), PKI Kits and related PKI consulting services. The Ares information security products to be represented by WDN will be for the Nepal market first and promoted to regions including Pakistan and Bhutan later, Lin said. With the channel and influence of WDN in Nepal and other central Asia regions, Ares will successfully cultivate its presence in Asia, Lin added.

WDN is the exclusive agent of information imaging products of major international players such as Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Dell Computers and Toshiba in Nepal. In addition, the company also acts a distributor in Nepal for Cisco systems, Patton, Allied telesyn, Diebold (the largest ATM provider in the US), Check Point (leading Internet safety software company), VeriSign, ESRI (US-based geographic information system (GIS) company), etc.

For years, Ares has strived to promote self-developed PKI information security products and solutions and has gained wide recognition and approval from government institutions and enterprises in both Taiwan and overseas countries.

Introduction of ARES uPKI

Ares International Corp. is famous for its leading software R&D technology and abundant experiences. Ares started Internet security software R&D in 2001, is the first company in Taiwan to launch VA server and is a key company among foreign information security technology exchanges. ARES uPKI is the largest-scale product and has the most government institutions users in Taiwan, wins the 2005 IT month Excellent IT Application Product Award and is only information security product in Taiwan that is Novell YES certified. Related technologies have won patents in Taiwan, China, Japan and the US. With PKI solutions covering identification, electronic signature, en/decoding and authorization, ARES uPKI is the most suitable information security mechanism for all kinds of institutions.

Introduction of Ares

Ares International Corp. is the first Taiwan-based software company to be listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). Established for nearly 30 years, Ares is a professional management information system software provider, with professional areas in product technical R&D and system integration. Ares provides products as well as total solutions for e-enterprise, with major service fields mainly for the financial, government and enterprise sides. Ares has passed the CMMI L3 certification, has outstanding project integration ability, quality guarantee ability, development and maintenance ability and the most complete professional consultancy team.

Ares website: http://www.ares.com.tw/eng
Product website: http://pki.ares.com.tw/home_en.asp
News contact: Carrie Yu carrie1415@ares.com.tw
Tel: 886-2-25221351 ext. 381

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