VCSY Announces a Partnership with Epsylon Technologies, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 18, 2001 - VCSY announced today that it has retained M.S. Farrell & Co. as a consultant. M.S. Farrell & Co., Inc. is a Wall Street-based National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) member firm.

Richard Wade, President of Vertical Computer Systems, stated, “We are very excited to have M.S. Farrell & Co., Inc. as part of our team. Their experience and professionalism will help bring our Company and its unique technologies to a new level and help us take advantage of the tremendous opportunities in the market place.”

About M.S. Farrell & Company, Inc.

M.S. Farrell & Co., Inc. is a Wall Street based financial services and investment banking firm. The firm manages the assets of institutions and high network individuals, and provides investment banking and consulting services to private and public companies. M.S. Farrell & Co., Inc. has offices in New York, Florida, and New Jersey.

M.S. Farrell & Co., Inc. and their affiliated companies and shareholders and/or employees may own, take a position and/or perform other investment banking services for the company and may have a position in the securities and/or options to purchase or sell the securities.

About Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.

Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTC.BB: VCSY) is a technology holding company that acquires and operates best-of-the-breed data management technologies that (i) complement each other and (ii) provide cross-product distribution channels. The power of VCSY's business model is multiplied by its proprietary global distribution system, its Home Country Gateway (HCGs).

Utilizing its growing global network of online HCGs, the company offers B2B, B2G and B2C solutions through its wide range of accessible resources that specifically cater to the needs and desires of targeted communities around the world. VCSY has also acquired -- a complete online travel information center at

At present, VCSY has five HCGs in operation:,,,,, and is working to establish other HCG partnerships, including

The company is continuously developing Emily(TM) Solutions, (, proprietary XML-based technology providing unique software for e-commerce, information technologies, Web-based data management and process control. VCSY also offers a free, easy and personalized e-mail service for all Web users ( For more information, visit the company's Web site at

This release contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, competition from other portals, the Company's ability to integrate and market the Emily(TM) software, the market reception to VCSY'S new products, the potential benefits to customers, the conversion of sales leads into customers and the ramp-up of ASP users and other factors over which VCSY may have little or no control such as those described in the Company's filings with the SEC.