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PROTECTIX UNVEILS PROWALL ALL OPEN SOURCE SECURITY SOLUTION.

Protectix, Inc., a provider of wholly Open Source security solutions, has unveiled the ProWall, a dedicated security solution based entirely on open source code.

The ProWall is a solution maintaining multiple layers of defense, including a security-focused embedded Linux operating system, Open Source security tools, a dedicated hardware appliance and an update service which provides customized news, advisories and firmware maintenance.

"Protectix has designed a product that addresses the lack of adaptability inherent in today's proprietary security systems," stated Kevin Sexton, co-founder and COO of Protectix, Inc. "For administrators of networks both large and small, the ProWall takes the complexity and much of the effort out of setting up and maintaining a secure network."

Flexible, Secure and Open Source

The ProWall integrates mature security tools onto a dedicated appliance, performing access control, network address translation and event logging functions. Protectix' own secure web-based management interface takes firewall configuration to a new level of simplicity. Since security must be actively maintained, Protectix also provides Proactive Updates, which sends customized advisories, news and firmware to customers. This service combines the adaptability of open source code with the dedication of a professional security team.

Addressing Concerns of E-Business with Open Source Solutions

In light of recent attacks on E-Businesses and high-profile websites like Yahoo! (NasdaqNM:YHOO) and Ebay (NasdaqNM:EBAY), there is a definite need for more effective Internet security solutions. Open Source software, because of its inherently secure design and adaptability, coupled with Protectix' Proactive Updates service ensures that customers are able to stay ahead of the crackers.

About Protectix

Protectix, Inc., headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, was founded in 1999 to address the emerging security needs of internet-connected businesses. Competitors include proprietary vendors such as Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), Lucent (NYSE: LU), Network Associates (Nasdaq: NETA), and Checkpoint (Nasdaq: CHKP).

Protectix can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.protectix.com/.

For more information, call 408/734-9985.
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