Merilus Products Now Available For Mac OS X

VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 24, 2001– Merilus, Inc. (OTCBB:MERH) has announced that their entire line of network security products including the Gateway Guardian and FireCard lines are now available to run on the new Mac OS X from Apple.

“It is our mission to provide security solutions that are effective, simple to use and universal to all systems, so enhancing the Inferno Global Management System to work with the Mac OS X operating system was a major priority for Merilus,” stated Merilus CEO Dana Epp. “This new up-grade will provide Mac users with a network security and management solution that will protect their networks from outside intrusion as well greatly improve network performance.”

“Creative Computing and Education are major markets for Merilus products,” said Steve Hemenway, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Merilus. “It is common practice in both these industries to run either pure Mac environments or hybrid networks consisting of Macs and PC’s. This new upgrade gives System Administrators the freedom to take advantage of the wide array of security and network enhancement features offered in both the Merilus FireCard and Gateway Guardian product lines. Using Merilus products, Mac users running the new Mac OS X can now easily set up firewalls, manage bandwidth, create VPN tunnels and more.”

This update will be made available at no extra charge to all existing Merilus customers and will be incorporated into all new product. Merilus products are available through distribution at Tech Data, EMJ and Ingram Micro.

About Merilus Inc.

For the past four years Merilus Inc. has been dedicated to network security. It has been their philosophy to deliver intelligent products that simplify the process of digital security for organizations connecting to networks. “Making networking safer for everyone.” Merilus has developed the FireCard and FireCard Plus, the world ‘s first ever firewall embedded directly onto a PCI card. These two landmark products represent an innovative new method of providing highly sophisticated security designed for the SME market that offer both powerful protection and ease of use. More information about Merilus security products can be found at


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