Major industrial facility selects Matrikon's cyber security solution for "best practice" process control and network security



    
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    -   Matrikon's Industrial Security and Compliance (IS&C) team solutions
        employ the latest technology along with business process, procedural
        development and staff training to secure critical business and
        operating assets
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    EDMONTON, March 6 /CNW/ - Matrikon Inc. (TSX:MTK) is pleased to announce
the implementation and deployment of a process control and IT network security
solution at a major industrial site. The multi-year, multi-million dollar
project has reached a milestone resulting in the receipt of an additional
$1.1 million purchase order. Work on this project is expected to extend to the
end of calendar year 2008.
    The solution includes technical, procedural and training components
developed by Matrikon's Industrial Security and Compliance team (IS&C).
Matrikon's IS&C team has been securing industrial facilities for over 10 years
and is recognized for its expertise in the field of cyber security and in
particular for its understanding of the unique security requirements in
industrial settings.
    The cyber security solution employs the latest technology along with
business process change, procedural development and staff training to secure
critical business and operating assets.
    "We are pleased to have the opportunity to assist a leading North
American company with securing their critical assets from harm or misuse,"
said Rick Kaun, IS&C practice leader at Matrikon. "This comprehensive,
end-to-end program is unique and puts this client at the leading edge of
industrial security by simultaneously addressing the three critical areas of a
proper security program: people, process and technology. Through our
commitment to innovation and value, the solutions we develop and deploy are
relevant to the needs of industry today and will remain an integral part of
their successful operation in the future."
    The security solution is based on industrial best practices as outlined
by groups including the ISA (International Standards Association), NERC (North
American Electric Reliability Corporation), and NPRA (National Petrochemical
and Refiners Association).

    About Matrikon

    Matrikon (www.matrikon.com) is a leading provider of integrated
industrial intelligence solutions that enable manufacturing plants to achieve
operational excellence by transforming production data into knowledge to
predict and prevent problems and optimize operations. Matrikon's customers
achieve agile operations through the combination of external market and plant
data to make informed, intelligent decisions in real-time. With offices in
major cities throughout North America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East
and a global client base including industry leaders in a wide range of process
industries, Matrikon's reach is global.

    Matrikon is a registered trademark of Matrikon Inc.

    This news release may contain forward-looking statements, including
statements regarding the business and anticipated financial performance of
Matrikon Inc. Forward looking statements involve risks and uncertainties
related to our business and the general economic environment, many beyond our
control. These risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause our actual
results to be materially different. Some of the factors that could cause such
differences include exchange rate fluctuations, market demand for our products
and services, the general state of the economy, our ability to execute
projects and deliver solutions, our ability to retain and attract qualified
employees and contain payroll expenses, the availability of credit lines and
future financing, legal claims, our ability to integrate operations following
acquisitions, our ability to address the challenges of international
operations and other factors. These risks are discussed in our 2005 annual
report beginning on page 46. Our 2005 annual report is available on our
website at
http://www.matrikon.com/corporate/investors/financial/a-reports.aspx or on
SEDAR at www.sedar.com





For further information:

For further information: Nicole Sayler, Matrikon Investor Relations.
Phone: (780) 945-4010, nicole.sayler@matrikon.com

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