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TIS Signs Major Strategic Partnering Agreement Expanding Full Service Security Solutions to Canadian Market

Glenwood, MD - Trusted Information Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TISX) today announced a major strategic partnership with Keating Technologies, Inc. that will expand TIS’ North American presence into Canada. Keating will become the manufacturer’s exclusive representative for the entire line of TIS network security products throughout all Canadian provinces.

Keating Technologies Inc. is Canada’s leading manufacturer’s representative to the microcomputer industry, offering fully integrated sales, marketing and customer support services. TIS joins industry leaders US Robotics and Xircom to offer its high-end Gauntlet® family of firewall products including the state-of-the-art Gauntlet Internet Firewall 4.0, Gauntlet PC Extender, and SmartGate to new and existing Keating customers.

“This agreement extends our North American scope impressively and will leverage demand for the TIS global security solution,” said Harvey Weiss, President of the TIS Commercial Division. “Gauntlet products provide the most full service security solution available and our partnership with Keating will provide a broad range of Canadian customers with the tools they need to secure their enterprises.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Keating will act as the TIS sales organization in Canada supporting the full suite of Gauntlet products through an authorized reseller channel. “We are excited to bring the TIS full service solution to our customers,” said Larry Keating, President of Keating Technologies, Inc. “We’re embarking into a partnership with a company that knows security and has the goods to back it up. We chose Gauntlet products because they’re the only ones we feel comfortable delivering.”

About Trusted Information Systems
Trusted Information Systems, Inc., is a leading provider of comprehensive security solutions for protection of computer networks, including global Internet-based systems, internal networks and individual workstations and laptops. The company develops, markets, licenses and supports the Gauntlet family of firewall products and other network security products, and provides cryptography and security consulting training, advanced research and engineering, and services for commercial and government customers. For more information, contact TIS at (301) 527-9500. The TIS home page iswww.tis.com.