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[October 25, 2012]

Tantalus Partners with N-Dimension to Bolster Smart Grid Security

New security system allows Tantalus to conduct real-time monitoring for grid vulnerabilities Raleigh, NC – October 25, 2012 – Tantalus, a leading provider of Smart Grid communications, today announced a strategic partnership with N-Dimension Solutions Inc., a leading provider of cyber security solutions for the smart grid. N-Dimension will provide Tantalus’ TUNet® (the Tantalus Utility Network) communications system the ability to monitor suspicious activity as it happens, enhancing the comprehensive security measures that already keep hackers out of the system.

“Cyber security is still one of the biggest concerns for utilities, and it’s something we take very seriously,” said Eric Murray, president and CEO of Tantalus. “N-Dimension has a strong track record of protecting against grid vulnerabilities and we look forward to offering their award-winning solution to our utility customers.” N-Dimension will provide Tantalus with cyber security solutions that address today’s increasingly sophisticated threats while helping Tantalus’ customers meet their compliance requirements. With this new offering, Tantalus will enable utilities to monitor threats against remote field operations, AMI collection points, substations and control centers.

“We are very pleased to partner with Tantalus on this important initiative,” said Doug Westlund, CEO and Co-Founder of N-Dimension. “Customers will receive the benefit of the advanced solutions from Tantalus with an integrated layer of comprehensive cyber security from N-Dimension.” The newly established security monitoring solution will be available as an add-on to the TUNet® communications system for both existing and prospective Tantalus customers.

About Tantalus Tantalus provides two-way, real-time data communications networks to monitor and control electric, gas and water utilities. TUNet® – the Tantalus Utility Network – is an end-to-end WAN/LAN/HAN communications system that operates with 220 MHz RF, 900 MHz, and IP-based networks including Fiber, WiMAX and GPRS/cellular, either individually or in combination. TUNet’s patented and patents pending technologies are purpose built for the Smart Grid. The Tantalus network unites a utility’s applications, making advanced metering, outage management, power quality monitoring, load control, and distribution automation cost-effective and practical throughout both urban and rural service areas. For more information, please visit www.tantalus.com.

About N-Dimension Solutions Inc.

N-Dimension Solutions is the leading provider of cyber security solutions for the critical infrastructure market. N-Dimension has developed and markets an advanced product family that protects operations systems via a comprehensive defense-in-depth approach. N-Dimension also offers professional services to assist critical infrastructure operators in understanding their risk profile and in implementing appropriate mitigative measures. www.n-dimension.com

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