Vertical Computer Systems Adds Constructive Key Management® to its Security Solution Software Offerings through an Agreement with TecSec

Fort Worth, TX, July 27, 2006 – Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (VCSY) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with TecSec, Incorporated (TecSec) to market TecSec’s CKM® or Constructive Key Management® products, a standards-based and patented key management encryption system. Under the agreement, VCSY may offer CKM products in a bundled solution with the products marketed by VCSY and its subsidiaries, including emPath® (HRMS), SiteFlash, StatePointPlus, and ImmuneApp.

TecSec’s technology is particularly suited to emPath®. With this agreement, Now Solutions, Inc., a Company’s subsidiary, will be able to offer the proprietary CKM® encryption system as a complementary module for its emPath software solution to its customers. CKM® products will protect thru encryption confidential employee information stored on databases and files, whether stored on a hard drive or transmitted via email, which will only be accessed by the intended audiences. CKM® technology permits assured privacy and efficiently resolves information access rights while protecting content.

“We are very pleased to add TecSec’s Constructive Key Management® encryption system to the security suite of products we can offer,” stated Richard Wade, President and CEO of Vertical. “TecSec’s CKM® is a solid product with a proven track record. The combination of TecSec’s capabilities with the compliance capabilities of StatePointPlus and the anti-intrusion capabilities of ImmuneApp provides VCSY with a unparalleled security offering to meet corporate and government security challenges across the board.”

John Petty, Chairman of TecSec, commented: “TecSec’s products provide privacy and confidentiality for the consumer, employee and enterprise. Identity theft is thwarted and enterprise liability exposures are reduced. Working with VCSY and their customers is a natural extension of CKM® applications and we look forward to this shared endeavor that brings added security and functionality to customers.”

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. With the exception of historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release involve risk and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.


Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VCSY) is a provider of administrative software, Internet core technologies, and derivative software application products through its distribution network. VCSY's main administrative software product is emPath(r), which is developed and distributed by NOW Solutions, Inc., the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary. VCSY's primary Internet core technologies include SiteFlash, ResponseFlash, NewsFlash, and the Emily XML Scripting Language, which can be used to build web services. Information on Vertical and its products can be obtained on the World Wide Web at

About NOW Solutions, Inc.

NOW Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Vertical Computer Systems, Inc., is a Human Resources Management System (HRMS) software and business solutions provider. A pioneer in HRMS solutions, NOW Solutions provides the capabilities companies need to manage their ever-changing workplace in the face of today's complex requirements through its main product, emPath®, which consists of a fully secure web based HRMS suite. Recruiting, position control, benefits, absence and attendance tracking, employee reviews, career planning, payroll, employee/manager self-service and a powerful full featured workflow engine to reduce or eliminate paper, are among the many features of emPath®. NOW Solutions is a respected business partner serving customers throughout the United States and Canada. NOW Solutions' presence can be found in industries including education, for-profit services, healthcare, high technology and communications, insurance, manufacturing, natural resources, not-for-profit, public sector, retail, transportation, and utilities. NOW Solutions has offices in Fort Worth, Toronto and Brazil to serve its customers. Information on NOW Solutions and its products can be obtained on the World Wide Web at

About TecSec, Incorporated

TecSec Incorporated, Vienna, Virginia is a 16 year old private corporation and patent holder of Constructive Key Management® technology and other intellectual property. Its products are transport independent and suitable for application on any digitized format. CKM® brings a standards based approach with vast scalability to secure data management, whether in transit or at rest.

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