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Guardian Digital Customers Consistently Protected from
Eruption of Linux Security Flaws

ALLENDALE, NJ February 18, 2004 -- Guardian Digital, Inc., the premier open source Internet security company, has reaffirmed its commitment to engineered security using open source software by successfully averting a series of significant Linux kernel vulnerabilities exploited since last December. With the exception of Guardian Digital, virtually all "off-the-shelf" Linux installations were forced to release an updated 2.4 kernel that would fix the vulnerability once believed to be fully resolved. Guardian Digital customers once again benefited from its proactive approach to security, and consistently remains the only vendor whose customers are not affected.

Through a combined effort from the open source community and Guardian Digital's secure-by-design approach, this latest vulnerability was fixed months prior to this most recent occurrence.

In contrast to other Linux vendors, the portfolio of enterprise applications developed by Guardian Digital are engineered from the ground up with specific regard to security. Incorporating network defense features including intrusion alert functions, mail and network management services, improved authentication and access control, strong cryptography, and complete SSL secure Web-based administration capabilities, Guardian Digital products offer bulletproof security, unparalleled reliability, robust performance and consistent immunity from even the most crippling vulnerabilities.

This recent rash of kernel security flaws raises concern for the long-term viability of Linux in the enterprise without conscious consideration to the ever-increasing rise in vulnerabilities.

Guardian Digital is forging new ground in open source security. It is this approach that puts their products above other Linux vendors as well as proprietary systems.

For More Information:

Linux Kernel Vulnerability Advisory

Guardian Digital Homepage

EnGarde Community Homepage


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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