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Trondheim, Norway and Nottingham, UK – 31st March 2003 – Independent security and network management specialists Trustix AS (www.trustix.com), today announced the launch of its Trustix Linux Solutions training and certification program and the accompanying Professor Penguin emblem in the UK. Trustix has chosen Nottingham based Prima IT Solutions (www.prima-it.co.uk) as its training and certification partner in the UK.

Prima IT, trading as New Horizons Nottingham, will provide training and certification for Trustix Linux Solutions products to resellers, distributors and end-users. Training will be available across the entire Trustix Linux Solutions range, which is made up of a firewall, mail server, web server, LAN server and proxy server.

Derek Marshall, Chief Executive of Prima IT Solutions commented: "The provision of technical training and certification is important to all types of organisations, to better leverage the value proposition found in the Trustix products".

Marshall continues: "Prima IT's focus on Linux is now very clear and we continue to provide the highest quality of services and support to all our customers on this and the other platforms we support”.

"We are delighted to work with Prima IT as a supplier of Trustix's training and certification products in the UK", said Helge Stranden, Vice President Technical Services, Trustix. "With the increasing demand for Trustix's products, there is also an increasing demand for technical services, training and certification in the UK", continues Stranden.

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About Prima-IT Solutions

Prima IT Solutions established in 1984 from humble beginnings, the company has mirrored the growth of the IT industry and now has a multi-million pound turnover. Providing a one stop IT solution from simple PC builds to network design and installation, right through to technical support and training. Since the launch of Prima IT’s Training Centre in 1995, it has become one of the premier training venues in the East Midlands, providing Training Services to customers from the private individual to large international corporations. More recently, in February 2003, Prima’s Training Centre took on the responsibility for East Midlands UK area, for the largest Independent I.T Training Centre, now trading as New Horizons Nottingham, can not only offer many other training venues, both nationally and internationally, but also the most comprehensive Learning Solutions currently available


About Trustix Linux Solutions

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.

About Trustix AS

Trustix is a world-recognised 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
http://www.trustix.com

Photography of spokespeople and Professor Penguin available upon request
Press contacts:

Trustix AS

Rose Ross and Hannah Knowles,

Omarketing Limited

T: +44 (0) 208 255 5225

E: rose@omarketing.co.uk

E: hannah@omarketing.co.uk

Jo Uthus

Vice President Product Marketing, Trustix

T: +47 73 54 50 54

E: jo.uthus@trustix.com


Prima IT Solutions

Rachel Marshall

Marketing Manager, Prima IT Solutions

T: +44 (0) 115 9160000

E: rachel.marshall@prima-it.co.uk





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