<p>Increased success in Asia-Pacific leads to appointment of "heavy hitter"</p>
<p>BRISBANE, Australia - August 22, 2002 - SnapGear, an Australian-owned global vendor of VPN Firewall Appliances, has appointed Derek Morwood as Asia-Pacific Sales Manager.</p>
<p>Derek has over 20 years experience in the IT industry. As an Electrical Engineer he has been in contact with nearly every development of IT over this time. He has developed skills in many roles including both hardware and software R&D, customer support, manufacturing, marketing and for the last 8 years, sales. These roles were performed in both Australia and the USA. Before joining SnapGear, Derek was the Asia Pacific Sales Manager for Stallion Technologies, an Australian company specialising in developing connectivity, Internet and VPN equipment.</p>
<p>Peter Cronk, president of SnapGear Inc., said: "Derek will be managing our regional channel sales force, distributor relationships, and our corporate and industrial custom engineering business development. SnapGear is becoming an acknowledged leader in embedded Linux security technology and Derek understand the technology and product benefits that we bring to regional enterprises."</p>
<p>About SnapGear, Inc.
SnapGear, a leader in embedded Linux security, provides design, engineering and fulfillment services for network appliances that ensure secure Internet communications for business. SnapGear partners with OEM customers including Vivendi to deliver custom security solutions worldwide. It also distributes VPN/firewall security products through systems integrators in more than 40 countries. SnapGear's engineering team has been instrumental in the development of uClinux, which has been ported to more than 100 chip architectures, as well as the pioneering implementation of Microsoft's PPTP VPN standard on Linux. SnapGear's embedded Linux distribution, uClinux, runs in more than 20 million devices globally. For more information, visit www.snapgear.com</p>
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