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Guardian Digital EnGarde Secure Linux Wins Network Computing Hardened Linux Solution Award for 2003

EnGarde Secure Linux Wins Well-Connected Award for Hardened Linux Solution for Its security, Ease of Management, Depth of Strategy, and Value

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, MAY 1, 2003 - Guardian Digital today announced the EnGarde Secure Linux® System was awarded the 2003 Well-Connected Award for "Hardened Linux Security Solution" by Network Computing, a CMP Media LLC magazine. The product was chosen for its depth of security strategy, ease of management, patching facilities, and value. By leveraging the merits of the open source approach, Guardian Digital is able to produce a highly-secure and easy to manage platform that simplifies the complex process of building a secure Internet presence.

"We are very pleased with Network Computing's validation for our hardened Linux Internet security solutions," said Ryan W. Maple, senior vice president, enterprise solutions at Guardian Digital. "As companies rely more on the Internet to realize the requirement to be secure on the Internet today, the need for applications to ease the complex process of maintaining security of networked systems is essential to assess and protect crucial entry points by remote employees, customers and vendors."

Winners of the Network Computing Well-Connected Awards were announced at an awards gala in Las Vegas on Monday night, the evening before yesterday's opening of the industry's largest trade show, NetWorld+Interop 2003 Las Vegas. The EnGarde Secure Linux System is highlighted as the category winner in the May 1st issue of Network Computing and on Network Computing Online at

The state-of-the-art EnGarde Secure Linux System is the world's first complete, secure, Linux operating system designed to provide an organization with the ability to build a secure and easy to manage online presence. This provides organizations with a cost-effective and proven platform capable of supporting thousands of Web sites and e-mail domains. Designed with security and ease of management as its primary focus, EnGarde Secure Linux allows organizations to increase productivity while reducing support and infrastructure costs.

"To be considered, all finalists are the technology solutions we've recommended in the past 12 months," said Fritz Nelson, VP and Publisher of CMP's Network Computing. "Our editors worked at length to research and test the best offerings in the technology arena during the course of the year. The products selected in the Well Connected Awards are unique because they have been tested by our editors who are current or former IT professionals who understand what our readers want products that deliver."

Through the use of secured open source applications necessary to build full-featured Web, DNS, and email systems, advanced encryption technologies, hardened Linux kernel, intrusion detection, and a Web-based management system, EnGarde Secure Linux dramatically reduces support costs and delivers a major boost in productivity through reliable operation.

About Guardian Digital, Inc.

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.

About Network Computing

Network Computing ( published by CMP Media LLC, Manhasset, N.Y., is dedicated to providing critical analysis of technologies, vendors and products to 220,000 IT Managers and Staff who are accountable for strategic technology purchase decisions. In addition to the bi-weekly magazine, Network Computing provides a complete media platform including, Network Computing Research, and Network Computing Events. In 2002, was named American Society of Business Publications Editors (ASBPE) Best 'Original Web Database' category for the Interactive Buyer's Guide and ranked Rob Preston 11th on Adweek's Technology Marketing Influencers Report "Hottest Tech Media editors" list.

About CMP Media

CMP Media LLC ( is a leading integrated media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum-the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers' comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, and custom publishing.

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