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Bell Canada and Wurldtech to secure Canadian critical infrastructure

VANCOUVER, BC – September 12, 2007 – Wurldtech Security Technologies and Bell Canada will co-develop, market, and deliver security assessment services to operators of Canadian critical infrastructure. Working together, Wurldtech and Bell will provide a comprehensive security assessment solution that leverages the experience and expertise of both companies to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber attack.

Through their alliance the companies will deliver to customers a unique combination of security products and services designed specifically to secure the industrial networks that operate Canada’s critical systems in sectors like Power and Energy, Nuclear, Telecommunications, Water and Transportation. In addition, Bell will become a key Canadian channel partner for Wurldtech’s product lines, including Achilles, their world-class network security testing platform and industrial field firewall appliance.

“We chose Bell as a strategic partner because of their position in the Canadian market as a leader in providing high-value security services to large enterprise customers,” says Tyler Williams, CEO and President of Wurldtech. In co-operation with Bell Canada, we’re going to expand the breadth of our combined products and services to make the systems that control Canada’s critical infrastructure more secure and reliable.”

The relationship will see Bell manage the overall delivery of the security assessment portfolio while Wurldtech will provide expertise in NERC/CIP compliance auditing, network penetration testing, cyber security analytics, and device testing specific to industrial networks.

About Wurldtech Security Technologies:
Wurldtech Security Technologies, headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, is a leading provider of security solutions to SCADA, process control and mission-critical industries. Wurldtech is committed to delivering breakthrough products and services that help protect global critical infrastructure and address the security needs of major industrial organizations and government agencies worldwide.

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About Bell Canada:
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services, wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology (ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Communications Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc.

About SCADA:
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are used for remote monitoring and control in the delivery of essential services/ products such as electricity, natural gas, water, waste treatment and transportation. This makes SCADA systems an integral part of a nation’s critical infrastructure and are crucial to the continuity of business and industry.
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