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Guardian Digital Launches EnGarde to Provide Enterprises with Linux Security Solutions.

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ALLENDALE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 24, 2002

Award-Winning Integrated Linux Software Solution Offers Unsurpassed

Level of Security, Robust and Reliable Operation, and the Most

Sophisticated Open Source Web-based Management System Available

Guardian Digital, Inc., the leading open source security company, has today formally launched the EnGarde Secure Linux server operating system, EnGarde Secure Professional. EnGarde Secure Professional is a comprehensive enterprise software solution that provides all the tools necessary to build a complete, secure online presence. This provides organizations with a cost-effective and proven platform capable of supporting thousands of Web sites and e-mail domains. Designed with security and ease of management as its primary focus, EnGarde Secure Professional allows organizations to increase productivity while reducing support and infrastructure costs.

"With Guardian Digital and EnGarde I'm able to sleep better at night and focus my resources on managing the business and travel needs of Sony's corporate travelers," said Karen Savitch, manager with Sony Electronics Group Travel Business. "Upgrading and protecting the corporate Web site and business sensitive database of our corporate travelers was a major strategic initiative for us. Guardian Digital's Linux security solution EnGarde proactively monitors and updates our Internet security systems, protecting us from hackers and denial of service attacks. Their professional services team is by far one of the most responsive, knowledgeable and accountable team of IT professionals we've ever worked with."

"Linux has become a more prominent choice for Web servers in today's enterprises. The ability to quickly and securely get online without requiring a Linux administrator or security engineer on staff, combined with the ability to build a robust intrusion detection device or firewall, marks EnGarde Secure Professional as a cost-effective enterprise solution for business," stated Dave Wreski, Guardian Digital CEO.

EnGarde Secure Linux is supported by the Guardian Digital Secure Network service, which provides customers with the ability to quickly communicate with technical support resources, as well as install new software and apply product updates. Never before has it been easier to maintain a high level of security and confidence that an organization's servers are operating efficiently.

"The securing of Web servers has become one of the biggest concerns in today's enterprises," said Pete Lindstrom, Director of Security Strategies for the Hurwitz Group. "There is a new breed of companies, like Guardian Digital, who are utilizing Linux to provide easy to use, cost effective solutions for this growing need."

EnGarde Secure Professional offers the following enterprise features:
-- Web, e-mail, database and DNS services, pre-configured for ISPs, ASPs, and fast growing enterprises.

-- Sophisticated Web-based management system enables organizations to build an online presence quickly and securely.

-- Access to the Guardian Digital Secure Network for latest software updates, security notifications, technical support, and more.

-- Security Control Center for configuring access control, SSL certificate and SSH key management functions, and more.

-- The EnGarde Auditing System for real-time audit information to quickly determine server performance.

-- Integrated network and host intrusion detection provides inherent protection from Trojan horses and protection from unauthorized system access.

For a complete list of new features, visit

Pricing & Availability

EnGarde Secure Professional and the EnGarde Secure Workgroup Suite are currently available through and various distribution channels. EnGarde Secure Professional is priced at $549, and EnGarde Secure Workgroup is available for only $49.95. All products include installation and configuration support within 60 days of purchase. Registered customers also receive a free trial to the Guardian Digital Secure Network.

EnGarde Secure Professional is also available in pre-configured turnkey rackmount Internet servers, the Guardian Digital Linux Lockbox. This server is a highly reliable eBusiness solution, configured to address space-saving considerations at co-location facilities, ISPs, and ASPs.

About Guardian Digital, Inc.

Guardian Digital, Inc., the first full-service open source security company, is dedicated to providing secure Internet infrastructure solutions for business. Guardian Digital produces software to securely manage all Internet operations, perform intrusion detection and firewall functions, conduct eBusiness, as well as secure turnkey server appliances. Guardian Digital products address the increasing demand for cost-effective and standards-based platforms for developing a secure Internet presence. To learn about Guardian Digital's products and comprehensive service offerings, visit Guardian Digital on the Web at or call 1-866-GD-LINUX.
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