Skip navigation
Skip navigation
You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser.

Solution For Linux With Solsoft NP-Lite

Solsoft Secures Worldwide Distribution Agreement With MandrakeSoft

London, July 10, 2000 - Solsoft, Inc., the leading provider of policy
management for e-Business security, today announced Solsoft NP-Lite, a free
security management solution for the Linux community. Solsoft NP-Lite is
included within the Linux-Mandrake PowerPack or Deluxe 7.1 operating system
released last month. To facilitate distribution the company has entered
into a worldwide partnership with MandrakeSoft, one of the world's leading
Linux publishers.

"As companies become increasingly aware of the need for effective security
to carry out e-Business, we wanted the Linux community to be able to realise
the benefits of protecting their networks with our simple-to-use, yet
comprehensive security management solution," explained Vic Langford, CEO and
president of Solsoft. "We decided to work with MandrakeSoft because their
excellent reputation and broad global reach allow us to get our hot policy
management security solution into the greater Linux community quickly."

"Solsoft NP-Lite allows us to strengthen our offering by contributing an
excellent security management solution to the Linux community," said Jacques
Le Marois, president of MandrakeSoft. "Now Linux users have a very
powerful, easy-to-use security technology."

Solsoft NP-Lite is specifically developed for the Linux community. With
Solsoft NP-Lite, users can define, deploy, and manage security policies for
up to three interfaces on Linux filtering devices, specifically Linux IP
Firewall 2.0.x and Linux IP Chains 2.2.x. This provides an excellent
starter solution for businesses using Linux based firewalls to secure a
segment of their network, and for Linux SOHO users connected via xDSL or
cable networks to secure their Internet connections.


Solsoft NP-Lite is included in MandrakeSoft's Linux-Mandrake PowerPack or
Deluxe 7.1 offering, available today in Europe and in English-speaking
countries via Macmillan's 8,000-plus retail outlets. Solsoft NP-Lite is
available for free on and numerous Linux portals.

About Solsoft NP

Solsoft NP provides a powerful, scalable solution for managing e-Business
security policies. With Solsoft NP, customers can visually create, deploy,
enforce, and audit security policies from a central location, across
multiple networks and devices - including routers, firewalls, and layer 3
switches. Solsoft NP automatically converts the visual representation of
security policies into consistent, optimised, error-free access control
lists (ACL's) in the native language of the network devices, automatically
deploying the generated ACL's throughout the network. Solsoft NP is
certified with HP OpenView's Network Node Manager v6.1. Solsoft NP is sold
and supported worldwide.

About MandrakeSoft and Macmillan USA

MandrakeSoft publishes the Linux-Mandrake operating system, based on
open-source development (which provides free access to source code published
in accordance with a General Public License, or GPL). Several hundred
developers throughout the world contribute to the constant improvement of
the product directly over the Internet. Linux-Mandrake is a very complete
system with a choice of several powerful, pre-configured graphic interfaces
(notable the leaders of KDE and Gnome), as well as more than 1,700
applications including Netscape Communicator, the Star Office Suite, and the
Apache Web server. "Born on the Internet," MandrakeSoft has headquarters in
Europe (Paris) and the US (Pasadena, Calif). For more information visit

Mandrake maintains a strategic partnership Macmillan USA, the world's
largest computer book publisher and third largest publisher of operating
systems. Its products are distributed through its over 8,000 retail outlets
throughout America and other English-speaking countries. Macmillan is the
exclusive retail distributor of the English-version Linux-Mandrake operating
system in the US, UK, Canada, India, South Africa, Scandinavia, Australia
and Indonesia. For more information visit

About Solsoft, Inc.

As the leading provider of policy management for e-Business security since
1996, Solsoft is recognised as a pioneer for its innovative approach and
market-leading competency. The company's product line, Solsoft NP,
continues that tradition by Helping companies improve the overall security
of their intranet, distributed branch offices, e-Commerce and extranet
implementations, while reducing the cost of their security ownership.
Solsoft's customers represent business segments from high-growth dot-com
companies to more traditional large manufacturing companies. Solsoft is
headquartered in Mountain View, California and Paris, France. For
additional information about Solsoft, visit

Solsoft, Inc, Solsoft and Solsoft NP are trademarks of Solsoft. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Solsoft's products
are protected by French patent No FR97/13254 and may be protected by other
US patents, foreign patents or pending applications.

Press Enquiries:

Chris Netto/Nicola Alvey


Tel: 01628 400 900



Solsoft Enquiries

Christel Grizaut

Tel: +33 147 15 5585


This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of eclat Marketing in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit