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SSL - Revolution in Linux Provisioning

New York, 14th May 2004. Trustix™, provider of the worlds most secure Linux Operating System for Servers - Trustix™ Operating System - ES, brings to market a revolutionary flexible pricing model tailored specifically to match the billing cycle of the web hosting community, with an industry leading pay-as-you-go format. The demise of pay-per-incident support by Microsoft for NT towards the end of 2004 and the withdrawal by Sun Microsystems of the Cobalt brand, together with this month's suspension of security updates by Red Hat for Servers running Red Hat 9.0 leaves a void in the OS market that the Trustix™ Operating System - ES is perfectly suited to fill.

"The ability to scale up and scale down licenses on a monthly basis perfectly matches the business model of the Web Hosting community. Working closely with thousands of our Web Hosting Partners has been critical to our success as the fastest growing Certification Authority in 2003. We have always listened to our Web Host customers and subsequently created packages which have met their needs both in terms of pricing levels and private branding capabilities for SSL. What leasing has done for the car industry, Trustix now does to the Operating System market, allowing customers to pay for only want they need each month in perfect synergy with their own pricing models." comments Chief Financial Officer for Trustix, Michael Whittam.

In a recent study IDC concluded that the traditional perpetual licensing model doesn't work for vendors, and doesn't work for customers. However a subscription model, offers predictability and flexibility for both sides and with a granularity down to a single month, Trustix are able to offer Web Hosts far greater control over costs, perfectly tuning them to business needs.

Providing protection against stack-smashing and buffer overflow attacks Trustix™ Operating System includes the industry's leading fully automatic update engine SWUP™. SWUP™ completely automates the critical task of secure, reliable patch management, performing recursive dependency checking, package integrity checking whilst allowing the secure use of multiple mirror sites, avoiding the single point of failure Achilles Heel of alternative update systems.

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