nCipher Security News Release

nCipher appoints Networks Unlimited as distributor for sub-Saharan Africa

nCipher plc (LSE: NCH), a global leader in protecting critical enterprise data, has appointed Networks Unlimited (Pty) as distributor for sub-Saharan Africa, as part of its commitment to support existing customers and further expand business in the region.

The announcement is in response to accelerating demand for cryptography in sub-Saharan Africa, to protect sensitive data and meet the growing number of privacy-driven regulations. nCipher offers enterprise-wide solutions for identity management, data protection, key management and cryptographic hardware to secure data in transit and at rest.

“nCipher has already established a strong market presence in sub-Saharan Africa with customers such as ABSA, Standard Bank, De Beers and several SA Government departments,” said Daniel Mothersdale, EVP international sales for nCipher. “Networks Unlimited is the ideal partner to help us build on this success and take advantage of the business opportunities in the region.”

Both Networks Unlimited and nCipher are investing in marketing, sales, support and maintenance. Networks Unlimited already has three nCipher highly-skilled certified engineers and eight nCipher trained business managers.

“nCipher has a global reputation as a leader in encryption and key management solutions and this is a great opportunity for us to work together to support security-conscious businesses and public sector organisations across sub-Saharan Africa,” says Craig Copeland, managing director at Networks Unlimited. “For our reseller partners, this announcement offers exciting new revenue and profit opportunities backed by impressive benefits and channel support programs.”

About Networks Unlimited

Networks Unlimited is the leading value-added distributor of IT security and networking solutions based in sub-Saharan Africa, offering best of breed solutions for areas such as email content management, web content filtering, SNMP management, centralized policy encryption, spyware, and WAN optimization.

Based in South Africa with offices in Gauteng, Western Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal, Networks Unimited has partners across South Africa, and eleven different African Countries, including Mauritius, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Uganda.

For further information

Theresa Bryden, nCipher, Tel: +44 (0)1223 723641, email: tbryden@ncipher.com

Peter Rennison, PRPR, Tel: +44 (0)1442 245030 , email: pr@prpr.co.uk

Craig Copeland, managing director, Networks Unlimited, Tel: 0027 21 702 800, email: craig@nu.co.za