Created on Thursday, 10 April 2014 04:00

For Immediate Release


Heartbleed Vulnerability

A new security vulnerability, known as the Heartbleed bug or (CVE-2014-0160) has been released which poses severe implications for the entire Web. This exploit allows remote users to access memory on the system where the vulnerability exists.

What does this mean for eXcerta Network Services Inc.?

eXcerta has conducted an in depth investigation into all internal services and outward facing services within our infrastructure and have confirmed to be clear of this security vulnerability. All of the eXcerta core infrastructure components are NOT vulnerable.

What does this mean for our clients?

This vulnerability is wide spread across the world and likely affects most directly or indirectly via services you may use. Any service or product which incorporates a version of the OpenSSL package affected by the vulnerability is likely to be affected. This can include, but is not limited to, Unix based operating systems (including Solaris, Linux, Mac OSX) and other products including firewall VPNs.

For any suspected services it is recommended to check with the appropriate vendor support for more information regarding their affected products and solutions. Most vendors have already initiated investigations into their product lineup and are offering solutions.

For more information about this vulnerability, please visit
* OpenSSLs official advisory:
* The Heartbleed Bug:

 About eXcerta

eXcerta Network Services a leading provider of network and computer support services, allowing small businesses to concentrate on their business rather than their technology.

Except for historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially. Factors that might cause a difference include, but are not limited to, those relating to the acceptance of outsourced services and the continued growth of e-commerce and m-commerce, the increase of the demand for just-in-time inventory, the market acceptance of our principal services and sales of our customer's products, and the impact of competitive services, products and technologies. eXcerta will not update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.