SnapGear Launches in Explosive Sub-$300 VPN Router Market

SnapGear Offers VPN Router Internet Appliances Providing Simplicity, Security and Savings to Small Businesses

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 10 /PRNewswire/ — SnapGear(TM), Inc., a provider of simple, secure and cost effective VPN Internet appliances, today announced the establishment of the SnapGear product line. SnapGear plans to market and produce a wide variety of Internet appliances designed for small businesses and branch offices that provide virtual private networking, firewall and network attached storage at a price point below $300. The SnapGear product line will be sold through the reseller market, with a heavy focus on offering simplicity, security and savings to customers.

According to IDC, worldwide revenues for the firewall/VPN security appliance market increased 153 percent in 2000 to reach $943 million. By 2005, the market will generate $4 billion.

“To say that the Internet has impacted small businesses in recent years would be an understatement,” said Bob Waldie, president and CEO, SnapGear, Inc. “Small businesses are using the Internet to increase sales and services and better communicate with their customers. Simply stated, the SnapGear product line is designed to help businesses get online quickly, operate in a secure way, and do it for minimal cost — providing these services with simplicity, security and at a savings over other products on the market.”

SnapGear products are simple to use and easy to install because they are based on the popular SecureEdge(TM) product line from Lineo(R), bringing years of Internet appliance design and expertise to customers. SnapGear is designed so that small businesses can get up and running quickly with a VPN router for secure networking and Internet access. In most cases, small businesses can install and begin using SnapGear appliances in less than ten minutes.

SnapGear implements the latest in VPN, firewall and security technologies and standards to help businesses combat network intrusions and interruptions from hackers, viruses, and other security breaches. Small businesses can effectively use the Internet and network infrastructure with the peace of mind and reliability that accompany networks in large businesses.

SnapGear is an economical choice for small businesses because it offers higher-end Internet appliance features for half the price of competing products, offering significant savings to cost-sensitive businesses. For a complete cost comparison, customers should contact SnapGear at

Pricing and Availability

Pricing for SnapGear products begins at $249. SnapGear appliances are now shipping in volume through resellers. For more information on the entire SnapGear product line, please visit

About SnapGear, Inc.

SnapGear is the leading provider of fully-featured cost-effective Internet security solutions for the branch office or small office, and the remote worker markets. Founded in 2001, SnapGear, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures a complete line of Internet security solutions that provide access security and transaction security for small, medium and large enterprises. SnapGear is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lineo, Inc. For more information, visit or call 650-572-2333 in the U.S.

Lineo is a registered trademark of Lineo, Inc. SnapGear, SecureEdge are trademarks of Lineo, Inc. All other products, services, companies and publications are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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