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The most comprehensive offering for small business addresses all
server-based applications plus unparalleled security

London, UK / 14th May 2003 -Trustix (, the Norwegian IBM
independent software vendor of security and network management solutions
for Linux, announced today the launch and availability of its Small
Office Server and Small Office Suite. It is aimed at small business with
up to 25 network users without the need for in-house expertise.

Trustix Small Office Server, built upon the hardened Trustix Linux
distribution, Trustix Secure Linux, provides a web server, mail server,
proxy server, and LAN server. The Small Office Server comes
pre-installed on IBM hardware. The Small Office Suite provides a
software only solution for installation onto existing hardware.

Bill Claybrook, Senior Analyst at Aberdeen Group commented: "The Trustix
Small Office Server provides a complete range of products, now for the
first time targeted at the small business space. It provides a
comprehensive alternative for small business looking for a
cost-effective and easy-to-use solution."

In addition, Trustix Small Business Server supports 30-day versions of
both RAV ANTIVIRUS anti-spam and anti-virus software and the proven
NetVault backup and restore application from BakBone. All additional
software is available to upgrade via Trustix and its channel partners.

Jo Uthus, VP of Product Marketing at Trustix stated: "Our channel has
been asking us to provide a bundle which can be sold instead of other
proprietary solutions such as Microsoft's Small Business Server. We have
made the Trustix offering available in that way and added some very
important additional options such as anti-spam and back-up, which are
key for all businesses regardless of size."

Key benefits include increased security over proprietary alternatives,
cost-effective end-user licence terms and compatibility with Microsoft
Windows management tools.

The Trustix Small Office Server can be installed and configured either
by a Trustix Authorised partner or even by the customers themselves
where appropriate. Trustix Small Office Server will be distributed
though its existing channel of IBM xSeries distributors and resellers.

Trustix Small Office Server supports centralised storage for users
files, network caching to improve bandwidth utilisation and centralised
logon to improve security.

As well as providing benefits in ease of use and speed of configuration,
Trustix Small Office Server offers substantial savings when compared to
a proprietary equivalent suite of server-based solutions.

One distinct advantage of Trustix Small Office Server over its
proprietary alternatives is the ability to install and run the separate
server modules across multiple servers. Systems managers are not forced
to install and run all server applications on a single piece of

Upgrades to the professional range and a 50-user version are also

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

Press Contacts:

Rose Ross/Hannah Knowles, Omarketing

+44(0) 208 255 5225

Jo Uthus, Trustix

+47 73 54 50 54

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