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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
14th March 2003
Trustix business partner, SHAF secures infrastructure of Asia's largest
digital TV news station
Trondheim, Norway, 14th March 2003 - Trustix AS (www.trustix.com) announced
today that their Indian business partner Shaf Information & Teknologies
Pvt. Ltd. (SHAF), has recommended Trustix Linux Solutions for Asias
largest digital television news station, Sahara TV.
The solution will comprise of Trustix Firewall, Proxy, Mail and Intrusion
Detection servers running on IBM eServer xSeries hardware. Sahara TV's
high focus on security and total cost of ownership were the key elements
for choosing Trustix Linux Solutions for their implementation of
Mr. R. S. Chauhan, VP Engineering Sahara TV, said: "We were looking for an
improved and increased security in our infrastructure, and Trustix met our
requirements to the point". The installation for Sahara-TV includes their
headquarters and 100 mobile and remote users, connecting to HQ to update
news and information. In addition, an Intrusion Detection System is
deployed on Trustix Secure Linux, managed by SHAF.
Mr. P.R. Suresh, CEO of SHAF, said: "We see a strong need for a vendor like
Trustix, providing security, ease of use and open standards-based solutions
for the mid-market and larger enterprises". Mr. Suresh continued: "Trustix
enables us to deliver what the customers want; Linux-based security, ease
of use and open standards".
Mr. Nils Viken, Senior Sales Director of Trustix, talks about the
importance of the business partners; "Trustix is relying on key partners
like SHAF, to deliver deployment, configuration and ongoing support and
services in remote geographies. For Trustix, our partners are the bread and
butter of our business, and SHAF has proven that there is a growing need
for Trustix-based solutions around the globe".
Trustix CEO, Havard Wollan, points out the importance of the Indian market
for Trustix: "The interest we have seen in Asia, and India in particular,
for the Trustix Linux Solutions is a message from the market that
cost-effective, Linux-based solutions are key to the success of a large
number of enterprises, small and large."
SHAF is a key player in the India mid-market segment, and has a high
profile on Linux and security-based products. SHAF's decision to offer
Trustix on IBM xSeries eServers was not a coincidence; "Our customers'
focus on reliability and security makes the choice of IBM and Trustix easy
for us", Mr. Suresh commented.
Mr. M. Ganesh, Country Manager, Enterprise Systems Group at IBM India says:
"With the combination of Trustix, xSeries eServers and Linux, our customers
can deploy business solutions quickly and with confidence. At the same
time, this cost-effective combination can help them lower the cost of
ownership substantially compared to proprietary solutions."
Shaf Broadcast Pvt. Ltd. - Systems Integration Company with offices in
Bombay, New Delhi, Noida, Calcutta, Hyderabad and Chennai.
Shaf Broadcast is in the business of providing end-to-end solutions to
Broadcast Customers, Post Production Houses and customers in Media
Industry. With over 800+ Customers and Installations across India makes
Shaf Broadcast the largest systems integrator and solutions provider.
Shaf has set-up India first Digital Automation Playout System for the
Indian State Broadcaster (Doordarshan) and is currently setting up Asia's
largest news room in New Delhi for Sahara TV Network, 7 Channel Digital
News Room System.
Shaf Information & Teknologies Pvt. Ltd., a sister company of SHAF
Broadcast, has signed a distribution agreement with Trustix as the official
representative of Trustix in India.
About IBM xSeries
The IBM xSeries are affordable: Intel based servers with built in
reliability, offering the world's only Intel-based line that spans from 1
to 64 processors. The xSeries is designed to be a rack-optimized server
providing important computing power per square feet, offering a highly
scalable Intel system. In addition, it is a point solution server
optimized for rapid deployment. With multi-application flexibility you can
use it as file server, e-mail, print, web application server and for
mission critical workloads.
About Trustix AS
Trustix is a world recognized vendor of solutions and tools for security
and systems management on Linux. Trustix received the "Solution Excellence
Award" from IBM for the Trustix Linux Solutions 2001. All Trustix Linux
Solutions are certified for and provided on IBM server hardware. Trustix is
a privately held corporation with solid financial backing from leading
Trustix has 50 employees and is headquartered in Trondheim, Norway with
offices in the UK, USA and Asia. For more information about Trustix and its
infrastructure products, go to www.trustix.com
Rose Ross and Hannah Knowles,
T: +44 (0) 208 255 5225
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