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Next Generation of Linux Servers Unveiled

Red Hat Endeavor but Trustix Guarantee

New York, 26th May 2004.

Comodo Trustix, creators of the world's most secure Linux distribution, Trustix OS, announce the launch of TrustixT Infrastructure Solutions. Each solution is a targeted version of Trustix OS that has been pre-configured to maximise the stability, security and performance of a particular server type - including LAN, Proxy, Mail and Web servers. TrustixT Infrastructure Solutions feature protection against stack smashing attacks and buffer overflows and represent the industry's lowest TCO. And, in an unprecedented move, Trustix have guaranteed the functionality of servers running their on their solutions.

Normally, if you wanted to add a Linux based server to your IT infrastructure, you would have to configure the server, resolve any dependency issues and administer it using a command line interface. With a TrustixT Infrastructure Solution, all the configuration has been carried out prior to shipping. Installation is quick and transparent and server management is simplified by using the intuitive Xploy GUI. You can immediately deploy your server into a live environment with the minimum of set up time- guaranteed. If your server doesn't work as promised then TrustixT will refund your money- no questions asked.

Traditional arguments about the long term cost of running Linux servers revolve around the idea that companies will spend more money managing, maintaining and securing them. This involves going to the expense of training your staff in Linux or hiring an experienced professional. TrustixT have identified that this extra investment can be avoided by effectively securing and preconfiguring the server solution right from the first installation.

"The Achilles heel of many Linux servers come from insecure default configurations. This arises from vendors shipping their distributions with certain services enabled, claiming it is the end user's responsibility to secure the system before it goes live." , explains Steve Roylance, Vice President of Global Technical Marketing for Comodo,

"TrustixT Infrastructure Solutions are secure 'out-of-the-box' - featuring no unneccesary running services and secure default configuration for the essential services that remain. Furthermore, Windows trained staff can be utilitsed to manage the server using the Xploy interface, saving companies the cost of re-training their workforce and ensuring TrustixT provide the lowest TCO and fastest ROI of any current Linux distribution."

Trustix also realize the main reason corporations are interested in a server operating system is because they plan to run a server on it. Therefore, their suite of pre-configured infrastructure solutions, based on the security hardened TrustixT OS, are designed exclusively for enterprise servers. Other distributions, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, are generalized operating systems that may be configured into server functionality. It is at this point that problems can occur.

"Because Red Hat have not pre-configured their operating system for the explicit purpose of running a specific server type, they are reluctant to guarantee that you will definitely get your server to run.", continues Steve, "They might be able to help you get your server running. They certainly don't guarantee it."

"The result is that you may have paid $800 with the intention of running a Web server and still end up not getting it to function correctly, securely and efficiently. We don't think that companies ought to go through the extra time and expense necessary to ensure such optimal functionality. We save companies valuable time and expense by guaranteeing such security and performance optimization right out of the box. "

For examples of Red Hat Service level agreements, see-
redhat.com/support/service/sla/defs_as/firewall.html
redhat.com/support/service/sla/defs_as/web.html
redhat.com/support/service/sla/defs_as/mail.html
redhat.com/support/service/sla/defs_as/samba.html
redhat.com/support/service/sla/defs_as/dhcp.html
redhat.com/support/service/sla/defs_as/squid.html

Linux is renowned in the IT industry as being the pre-eminent choice for server security and performance- but many Windows trained administrators have been dissuaded by alleged difficulties in configuration and management. TrustixT Infrastructure Solutions resolve this dilemma by providing servers that can be installed, configured and deployed by Linux illiterate administrators in under 30 minutes and managed from any Windows or Linux desktop with the intuitive point and click XPloy GUI.

TrustixT Infrastructure Solutions have expertise built in rather than expertise required.

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