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Trondheim, Norway, 12th March 2003 – Trustix AS ( announced today that their Indian business partner Shaf Information & Teknologies Pvt. Ltd. (SHAF), has recommended Trustix Linux Solutions for Asia’s largest digital television news station, Sahara TV
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The solution will comprise of Trustix Firewall, Proxy, Mail and Intrusion Detection servers running on IBM eServer xSeries hardware. Sahara TV's high focus on security and total cost of ownership were the key elements for choosing Trustix Linux Solutions for their implementation of infrastructure security.

Mr. R. S. Chauhan, VP Engineering Sahara TV, said: "We were looking for an improved and increased security in our infrastructure, and Trustix met our requirements to the point". The installation for Sahara-TV includes their headquarters and 100 mobile and remote users, connecting to HQ to update news and information. In addition, an Intrusion Detection System is deployed on Trustix Secure Linux, managed by SHAF.

Mr. P.R. Suresh, CEO of SHAF, said: "We see a strong need for a vendor like Trustix, providing security, ease of use and open standards-based solutions for the mid-market and larger enterprises". Mr. Suresh continued: "Trustix enables us to deliver what the customers want; Linux-based security, ease of use and open standards".

Mr. Nils Viken, Senior Sales Director of Trustix, talks about the importance of the business partners; "Trustix is relying on key partners like SHAF, to deliver deployment, configuration and ongoing support and services in remote geographies. For Trustix, our partners are the bread and butter of our business, and SHAF has proven that there is a growing need for Trustix-based solutions around the globe".

Trustix CEO, Havard Wollan, points out the importance of the Indian market for Trustix: “The interest we have seen in Asia, and India in particular, for the Trustix Linux Solutions is a message from the market that cost-effective, Linux-based solutions are key to the success of a large number of enterprises, small and large.”

SHAF is a key player in the India mid-market segment, and has a high profile on Linux and security-based products. SHAF's decision to offer Trustix on IBM xSeries eServers was not a coincidence; "Our customers' focus on reliability and security makes the choice of IBM and Trustix easy for us", Mr. Suresh commented.

Mr. M. Ganesh, Country Manager, Enterprise Systems Group at IBM India says: “With the combination of Trustix, xSeries eServers and Linux, our customers can deploy business solutions quickly and with confidence. At the same time, this cost-effective combination can help them lower the cost of ownership substantially compared to proprietary solutions."


About SHAF

Shaf Broadcast Pvt. Ltd. - Systems Integration Company with offices in Bombay, New Delhi, Noida, Calcutta, Hyderabad and Chennai.

Shaf Broadcast is in the business of providing end-to-end solutions to Broadcast Customers, Post Production Houses and customers in Media Industry. With over 800+ Customers and Installations across India makes Shaf Broadcast the largest systems integrator and solutions provider.

Shaf has set-up India first Digital Automation Playout System for the Indian State Broadcaster (Doordarshan) and is currently setting up Asia's largest news room in New Delhi for Sahara TV Network, 7 Channel Digital News Room System.

Shaf Information & Teknologies Pvt. Ltd., a sister company of SHAF Broadcast, has signed a distribution agreement with Trustix as the official representative of Trustix in India.

About IBM xSeries / Intel-based servers (x = affordable cross X-architecture)
The IBM xSeries are affordable: Intel based servers with built in reliability, offering the world's only Intel-based line that spans from 1 to 64 processors. The xSeries is designed to be a rack-optimized server providing important computing power per square feet, offering a highly scalable Intel system. In addition, it is a point solution server optimized for rapid deployment. With multi-application flexibility you can use it as file server, e-mail, print, web application server and for mission critical workloads.

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 has 50 employees and is headquartered in Trondheim, Norway with offices in the UK, USA and Asia. For more information about Trustix and its infrastructure products, go to

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