SSP-Litronic’s NetSign CAC Sales Surpass 100,000 Licenses

SSP-Litronic’s NetSign CAC Sales Surpass 100,000 Licenses

IRVINE, Calif., (BUSINESS WIRE), June 10, 2003–SSP Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq:SSPX) and SSP-Litronic, long-term providers of government enterprise information assurance products, today announced an order for an additional 25,000 licenses of its NetSign® CAC middleware product.

With this most current order, SSP-Litronic has delivered more than 100,000 NetSign CAC licenses to the Department of Defense (DoD) and Military Services in the last 90 days. This contract award was made through a Northrop Grumman Information Technology (IT) Task Order for the Department of the Army Common Access Card (CAC) program.

“Surpassing the 100,000 license milestone demonstrates market recognition of the strength of this product and the value it brings to our customers. We believe NetSign CAC offers our DoD customers benefits in functionality and performance that are unmatched by our competition. The DoD community recognizes this value and is specifically requesting SSP-Litronic’s NetSign CAC solution in a growing number of orders,” stated Jim Prohaska, vice president of business development for SSP-Litronic. “The fact that SSP-Litronic is the only CAC middleware provider on both the DoD Enterprise Software Initiative and the U.S. Army’s Northrop Grumman IT Task Order demonstrates the confidence our customers have in our NetSign CAC middleware product. Nearly all CAC middleware in the DoD is purchased through these contracts and we are pleased to join Northrop Grumman IT and the DoD as a valued partner in the deployment of the CAC program.”

About NetSign CAC

NetSign CAC is a complete smart card client package that provides network security and desktop protection for users of the Common Access Card, a multi-application identification (ID) badge being issued to all DoD members. NetSign CAC allows DoD CAC ID cardholders to securely logon on to their PCs, networks, and Web sites; to digitally sign and encrypt e-mail; and to perform other Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) related functions.

In addition to PKI and desktop security, NetSign CAC also provides multi-application support for non-PKI secure data storage applications through support of the GSA defined Basic Services Interface (BSI) and DoD CAC Extended Service Interface (XSI).

NetSign CAC Pricing and Availability

For more information about the pricing and availability of NetSign CAC middleware, contact SSP-Litronic directly at 703/905-9700 or via the company’s Web site at

About the Northrop Grumman IT Task Order

Through a task order from the General Services Administration valued at more than $9 million over three years, Northrop Grumman Information Technology (IT) will deliver middleware that allows smart cards to communicate with computers and computer applications for the U.S. Army’s Common Access Card (CAC) program.

About the DoD Enterprise Software Initiative

The DoD Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) is a joint initiative to maximize DoD buying power and take advantage of the significant cost savings and management efficiencies that result from acquiring and managing commercially available software on a DoD-wide basis.

The ESI is an approved initiative under the DoD Business Initiative Council (BIC). The DoD ESI CAC Middleware contract has an estimated value of $9.9 million. Additional information about the ESI can be found at

About SSP Solutions Inc.

SSP Solutions and SSP-Litronic design and develop innovative data and communication security solutions for both corporate and government institutions. The company’s solutions meet the performance and security requirements of today’s demanding PKI-based Information Assurance environments.

The company provides network security, desktop protection, and high assurance messaging systems for many organizations of the U.S. Government. For more information, visit or call SSP Solutions at 949/851-1085 or SSP-Litronic at 703/905-9700.

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