Trustix Answers Small Business Needs With Launch of First Linux-based Small Office Server

The most comprehensive offering for small business addresses all server-based applications plus unparalleled security

London, UK / 14th May 2003 -Trustix (www.trustix.com), the Norwegian IBM independent software vendor of security and network management solutions for Linux, announced today the launch and availability of its Small Office Server and Small Office Suite. It is aimed at small business with up to 25 network users without the need for in-house expertise.

Trustix Small Office Server, built upon the hardened Trustix Linux distribution, Trustix Secure Linux, provides a web server, mail server, proxy server, and LAN server. The Small Office Server comes pre-installed on IBM hardware. The Small Office Suite provides a software only solution for installation onto existing hardware.

Bill Claybrook, Senior Analyst at Aberdeen Group commented: “The Trustix Small Office Server provides a complete range of products, now for the first time targeted at the small business space. It provides a comprehensive alternative for small business looking for a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution.”

In addition, Trustix Small Business Server supports 30-day versions of both RAV ANTIVIRUS anti-spam and anti-virus software and the proven NetVault backup and restore application from BakBone. All additional software is available to upgrade via Trustix and its channel partners.

Jo Uthus, VP of Product Marketing at Trustix stated: “Our channel has been asking us to provide a bundle which can be sold instead of other proprietary solutions such as Microsoft’s Small Business Server. We have made the Trustix offering available in that way and added some very important additional options such as anti-spam and back-up, which are key for all businesses regardless of size.”

Key benefits include increased security over proprietary alternatives, cost-effective end-user licence terms and compatibility with Microsoft Windows management tools.

The Trustix Small Office Server can be installed and configured either by a Trustix Authorised partner or even by the customers themselves where appropriate. Trustix Small Office Server will be distributed though its existing channel of IBM xSeries distributors and resellers.

Trustix Small Office Server supports centralised storage for users files, network caching to improve bandwidth utilisation and centralised logon to improve security.

As well as providing benefits in ease of use and speed of configuration, Trustix Small Office Server offers substantial savings when compared to a proprietary equivalent suite of server-based solutions.

One distinct advantage of Trustix Small Office Server over its proprietary alternatives is the ability to install and run the separate server modules across multiple servers. Systems managers are not forced to install and run all server applications on a single piece of hardware.

Upgrades to the professional range and a 50-user version are also available.

About Trustix AS
Trustix is a world recognized vendor of solutions and tools for security and systems management on Linux. Trustix received the “Solution Excellence Award” from IBM for the Trustix Linux Solutions 2001. All Trustix Linux Solutions are certified for and provided on IBM server hardware. Trustix is a privately held corporation with solid financial backing from leading venture funds.

Trustix is headquartered in Trondheim, Norway with offices in the UK, USA and Asia. For more information about Trustix and its infrastructure products, go to www.trustix.com




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