From: JoHanna Levison <email@example.com> To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com> Subject: Re: IntraLinux Press Release Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 16:54:03 -0500 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IntraLinux Networking Solution Ready for Market Integrated software and full-service Linux solution for small to medium sized businesses. DANVILLE, CA (January 19, 2000) STS International, Inc. is set to launch its new Linux product on January 22nd in Aptos, Ca. at the Seascape Resort Hotel at 10:00am. IntraLinux is the first major product in the open source networking market that bundles specialty implementation and support for small to medium sized corporations and enterprise workgroups. The IntraLinux product consists of a networking solution that includes an optimized version of the Linux Open Source operating system and a number of implementation and management tools. The IntraLinux product provides top performance as a file, print, application and web server in an office environment. Many Linux distributions try to be all things to all users. The IntraLinux software is implemented and optimized to operate as a network server so that performance and reliability are enhanced. In its simplest form, the IntraLinux system runs as a network layer so that the office environment isn't drastically altered, and familiar desktop functionality is preserved for all common desktop systems. However, IntraLinux is also an excellent application server platform that permits businesses to exploit the large and growing market for low cost, high performance, open source applications. Linux was chosen as the basis of the new network operating system because it offers a lower Total Cost of Ownership experience for users and because industry experience with Linux in general indicates that it has both higher performance and higher reliability than other popular systems. The proprietary world-class delivery and support model that is bundled with the IntraLinux distribution is the real key to the success of this product. Early adopters and anyone who has a mission critical network needs to know that it will be up and running all the time. "It is important to note," said STS International's CEO Randy Stockton, "that IntraLinux fully supports and endorses the Open Source community and licensing formulas. However, we have invented a proprietary support methodology that will transform the networks of small to medium sized businesses and enterprise workgroups of larger corporations from a support problem into a strategic asset." The purchase price of IntraLinux includes training for the customer's management team, their technical team and users. The standard of documentation provided is way above the industry standard. "We believe that the initial training component of the IntraLinux delivery model will assist corporate CIOs and executives in understanding the strategic value of an open source solution and the advantages of the IntraLinux support model," said Stockton. "IntraLinux provides a fast, safe conversion strategy from a single source provider and a follow up support plan that will blow your mind. We're going to change the way CTO's and CIO's leverage their networking investments." The press is welcome to a formal meeting scheduled on Saturday, January 22, 2000 in Aptos, CA at the Seascape Resort at 10:00 AM where the product will be officially launched and the IntraLinux team will be formally introduced. STS International has been delivering products and services in the voice and data networking arena to Fortune 1000 and large government customers since 1993. IntraLinux is an official trademark of STS International, Inc. IntraLinux is open source software. For more information refer to www.intralinux.com or please call JoHanna Levison at (310) 456-7805 or (888) 422-5787.