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IBM and Trustix extend their partnership into the UK

A turn-key Linux IT infrastructure released as the first joint product offerings

London, UK / Trondheim, Norway - 3rd October 2002 – IBM, global provider of IT solutions, and Trustix, the independent software vendor of security and network management solutions for Linux, announced today availability in the UK the first product release resulting from their Linux initiative co-operation. Trustix and IBM are jointly releasing a suite of plug and serve products, that makes Linux based systems accessible and manageable for all types of organisations, requiring little or no need for in-house Linux expertise.

The first version is a ready-to-go, highly secure IT infrastructure comprising IBM eServer xSeries 220 servers with the Trustix software suite preconfigured and optimised for the IBM server platform. The Trustix software suite consists of the Trustix Firewall, Proxy, Mail and LAN Server. The solutions are made available through select IBM and Trustix UK VADs and VARs.

"We are very satisfied with the first product coming out of the IBM-Trustix partnership in the UK", said Nick Davis, EMEA Linux Solutions Marketing Manager, IBM UK. "Linux is a major focus area for IBM, and we believe that Trustix has some very good and unique solutions for Linux systems and security management".

Trustix and IBM are launching the Trustix Linux Solutions together with different VADs and VARs in several countries in Europe and US.

Trustix are in talks with a leading IBM distributor and an announcement on that partnership is expected in mid October.

"The new integrated solution from Trustix and IBM, coupled with the services from IBM’s Business Partner resellers, will further reduce costs for organisations who want to take advantage of the benefits of the Linux operating system platform in the UK", said Havard Wollan, CEO of Trustix.

Wollan continued, "The offering is a very reliable and cost effective solution perfect for any organisation that wants to install a complete Linux IT infrastructure solution, or just wants a safe, low-cost and easy way of introducing a Linux segment into an existing environment running on one of the traditional platforms."

About Trustix

The Trustix Linux Solutions (TLS) suite offered by Trustix is the first-and-only comprehensive solution set for enterprises seeking to benefit from the lower cost, flexibility, reliability and openness of the Linux operating system - without sacrificing the simplicity and functionality of Windows products. Spanning single-function infrastructure appliances to enterprise- grade business applications running on high availability server clusters, all components of Trustix TLS can be managed from any network-attached client workstation.

Trustix AS is a privately held corporation with headquarters in Trondheim, Norway and offices in the UK, US and Asia. For more information about Trustix, please visit the Trustix web site at

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Media Contacts:


Rose Ross


+44 (0)208 255 5225

James Shaun Dean


+44 (0) 1625 535910


Caroline Carr

+44 (0)141 334 0593

Nick Davis

EMEA Linux Solutions Marketing Manager

+44 (0)1256 344 689



Trustix will be on the IBM stand (236) at Linux Expo - 9th-10th October 2002 - Olympia 2, London

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