Kevin M. Hackett Named Ezenia Chief Financial Officer

NASHUA, N.H. (October 17, 2008) – Ezenia! Inc., a leading market provider of secure real-time collaboration solutions for government networks, announced today that Kevin Hackett has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.

Mr. Hackett brings more than 25 years of broad experience and skills in finance, investor relations, treasury, administration, management information systems, general and global management to the company. Mr. Hackett spent over 12 years at Tyco International Ltd in various positions as Vice-President of Finance, Corporate Controller, Internal Audit Manager, Financial Reporting and Analysis Manager for the Tyco Engineered Products and Services Division. His diverse experience includes positions at Standex International Corporation, Kollmorgen Corporation and Sanders Associates/BAE Systems.

“Kevin’s leadership and experience, coupled with his hands-on approach, attention to detail, and expertise on mergers and acquisitions, are much needed and add a new dimension to the overall composition of the management team,” remarked Khoa Nguyen, Ezenia Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “As the company strives to forge new partnerships and strategic alliances and develop new business initiatives, Kevin will be instrumental in the formulation and decision making process with his unique perspective from the Finance and Business perspective. I look forward to seeing Kevin having such a positive impact on all operational aspects of the Company.”

“I am excited by the opportunity to help drive Ezenia next phase of growth and bring additional discipline and rigorous execution in all aspects of the business,” commented Mr. Hackett. “Ezenia has a loyal customer base, unique and differentiating technology, exceptional prospects and a compelling opportunity to realize business success in an emerging market. I look forward to working with members of the management team and the Board of Directors.”

Further information about Ezenia! Inc., is available by visiting the company website at www.ezenia.com.

About Ezenia! Inc.

Ezenia! Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EZEN.OB), founded in 1991, is a leading provider of real-time collaboration solutions, bringing new and valuable levels of interaction and collaboration to corporate networks and the Internet. By integrating voice, video and data collaboration, the Company’s award-winning products enable groups to interact through a natural meeting experience regardless of geographic distance. Ezenia! products allow dispersed groups to work together in real-time using powerful capabilities such as instant messaging, white boarding, screen sharing and text chat. The ability to discuss projects, share information and modify documents allows users to significantly improve team communication and accelerate the decision-making process. More information about Ezenia! Inc. and its product offerings can be found at the company’s Web site,www.Ezenia.com.

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Ezenia! is a registered trademark of Ezenia! Inc., and the Ezenia! Logo and InfoWorkSpace are trademarks of Ezenia! Inc. Additional information on Ezenia! and its products is available at our website http://www.ezenia.com.

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