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Guardian Digital Launches New Edition of
Award-Winning EnGarde Secure Linux Distribution

Company’s EnGarde Secure Linux: Basic Edition Offers Individuals and Small Business Users a Budget-friendly Platform for Secure Computing

ALLENDALE, NJ, January 10, 2005 -- Guardian Digital, Inc., the world’s premier provider of open source security solutions, today announced the expansion of its product portfolio with the launch of EnGarde Secure Linux: Basic Edition, a low-cost alternative to the award-winning EnGarde Secure Linux operating platform. Responding to the economic and network security requirements of individuals and small business users, EnGarde Basic is a flexible platform upon which users can build a comprehensive Internet infrastructure including features that provide leading-edge security, ease of management and standard Internet functions.

This starter-pack edition addresses the increasing demand for economical methods for securely managing Internet resources. Including improved functionality over other EnGarde versions, this new addition completes the collection by ensuring there is an appropriate EnGarde solution for every organization and every budget.

“With the number of threats growing exponentially every day, the critical issue of system security is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. We developed EnGarde Basic to introduce budget-constrained organizations and individuals to the world of secure computing with Guardian Digital,” stated Dave Wreski, chief executive officer of Guardian Digital. “We felt it was our duty, as a highly respected Internet security company, to provide customers with a wide range of solutions catering to every need and budget—the establishment of this new edition assists us in achieving that goal.”

Providing the uncompromising security and flexibility of an enterprise-class product with the cost-effectiveness and manageability of a small-business application, EnGarde Basic is priced at $299 and includes:

  • Integrated Security & Productivity Applications: EnGarde Secure Linux: Basic’s suite of applications includes Web, email, DNS, and FTP capabilities, gateway firewall, network and host intrusion detection, remote system access and management, system auditing and reporting, and much more;
  • Free Software Updates: Free one-year subscription to the Guardian Digital Secure Network which ensures automatic delivery of the latest security updates and software enhancements directly to the server;
  • Instant Download and Activation: Simplified download and activation process allows users to start using EnGarde Secure Basic immediately upon purchase;
  • Online Support: 15-day email installation support from Guardian Digital’s technical support team;
  • Comprehensive Resources: Instant access to an extensive library of product documentation and user manuals plus user discussion lists;
  • Priority Notification: Users receive priority notification about new product features as soon as they are released;
  • Pricing Discounts: Discounts made available on custom product and support services.

Additional information about EnGarde Secure Basic can be found on the Guardian Digital website at or by calling Customer Service toll-free at 1-866-GD-LINUX.

About Guardian Digital, Inc.
Leveraging the inherent benefits of open source architecture and the knowledge of security experts around the world, Guardian Digital has engineered the first, truly secure open source operating platform – EnGarde Secure Linux. The secure Internet infrastructure of the award-winning EnGarde platform and its accompanying suite of applications guarantee online information assets remain protected – even as Internet threats continue to evolve. Customized to meet the specific needs of any size enterprise, Guardian Digital’s solution portfolio includes intrusion detection, Web and email services, secure remote access, information privacy and electronic commerce products.

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