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Guardian Digital Provides Chicago Stock Exchange with Secure Internet Infrastructure Solution

Award-winning platform increases security, usability; Move reduces operating costs

ALLENDALE, NJ-June 24, 2004 -- Guardian Digital, the world's premier open source Internet security company and Chicago Stock Exchange, the technologically advanced equity securities exchange, today announced that Chicago Stock Exchange has chosen Guardian Digital EnGarde Secure Linux for delivering secured Internet infrastructure services to their customers.

After considering alternatives including enterprise offerings from Microsoft and Linux vendor Red Hat, the choice was made to implement a solution that focuses a greater concentration on integrated security and ease of management. As a result of extensive testing, Chicago Stock Exchange reported EnGarde to be by far the easiest to implement and consistently proved itself to be highly secure and reliable.

"By implementing the Guardian Digital EnGarde platform, the Chicago Stock Exchange has experienced an increase in network security and a decrease in time necessary for system management," writes Dave Coder, security architect and manager of network services at Chicago Stock Exchange. "EnGarde's comprehensive GUI makes configuration and administration simple, while notification and easy installation of software updates keeps our system consistently secure."

EnGarde Secure Linux is an enterprise-class Linux operating platform that provides all the capabilities necessary to build a complete online presence, including DNS, Web, FTP and e-mail services. Utilizing the best open source applications available, combined with the security expertise from Guardian Digital, EnGarde delivers features designed to ease the process of building a complete Internet presence with the level of security necessary to prevent system compromise.

"Chicago Stock Exchange is a long-established company that leverages leading technologies to meet the needs of their customers, so it makes perfect sense that Guardian Digital would be at the base of their Internet infrastructure," writes Dave Wreski, chief executive officer at Guardian Digital, Inc. "Security, reliability, and ease of management are key concerns, as the integrity of the information they provide is crucial to their success, and we're glad to be a part of this growing trend within organizations recognizing the requirement to be secure."

The simple and secure Web-based management system developed by Guardian Digital exclusively for its EnGarde Secure Linux platform eases administration duties and assists with the management of all functions. Enhanced availability and access control mechanisms, combined with intrusion detection and prevention features, deliver a potent solution able to provide protection from many forms of Internet threats.

"Companies are realizing that they must invest in solutions that actually work rather then those that simply make them feel good. For this, Guardian Digital offered us rock solid, stable options," continues Coder.

About Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.

The Chicago Stock Exchange was founded May 15, 1882. The CHX is a strong force for competition to all U.S. markets. The CHX trades more than 3,500 NYSE, AMEX, NASDAQ and CHX-exclusive issues.

About Guardian Digital

Guardian Digital, the premier open source security company, offers the first secure, open source Internet infrastructure system. Based on Guardian Digital's operating system platform, EnGarde, the company provides enterprises with the software and services necessary for secure computing on the Internet. By leveraging the merits of the collaborative open source design model, coupled with the company's security and Internet expertise, Guardian Digital solutions maintain the highest degree of security and reliability. Founded in 1999, Guardian Digital is headquartered in Waldwick, New Jersey. For additional information, please visit or call 1-866-GD-LINUX.

Alison Parker
Guardian Digital, Inc.
Corporate Communications

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