|| ||Guardian Digital Launches Next Generation EnGarde Secure Linux|
|| ||Mon, 9 Feb 2004 19:54:54 -0500 (EST)|
Award-winning secure operating platform combines ease of management with
unsurpassed security as a primary focus.
ALLENDALE, NJ-February 9, 2004 -- Guardian Digital, Inc., the world's
premier open source security company, today announced the next generation,
award-winning EnGarde Secure Linux (http://www.engardelinux.org).
Leveraging the best open source applications available, combined with the
security expertise from Guardian Digital, EnGarde delivers features
designed to ease the process of building a complete Internet presence and
the level of security necessary to prevent system compromise.
"The proactive security improvements inherent into its design are one of
the primary factors in the success of EnGarde," writes Pete O'Hara, vice
president of engineering at Guardian Digital. "Coupled with the most
sophisticated open source Web-based management system, EnGarde consistently
protects users from even debilitating kernel security vulnerabilities where
other Linux vendors fail."
EnGarde features secure web-based management of all functions, including
Internet edge services (Web, DNS, email), integrated intrusion detection,
cryptography, improved authentication and access control, as well as
protection from many forms of intrusion such as buffer overruns and denial
of service attacks. Enhanced availability and access control mechanisms
delivers a potent combination suitable for the largest
enterprise. "Security management is an essential component of any
successful online operation. Mitigating security risks through the use of
a dynamic, rapidly-evolving development process bolstered by collaboration
of the open source community provides the most efficient form of
protection," writes Paul Brisson, orthopedic spinal surgeon, New York
Spinal Care. "EnGarde Secure Linux and its secure-by-design approach
combined with the security benefits engineered by Guardian Digital offer
the best in proactive protection," continues Brisson.
EnGarde Secure Linux features the Guardian Digital WebTool, a web-based
interface used to securely manage network and server operations.
Emphasizing increased security, performance, and an available 2.6 Linux
kernel, EnGarde Secure Linux features include:
* Simple and secure web-based management.
* Core Internet services including Web, DNS, and email system management.
* Unlimited virtual domains.
* Comprehensive backup/recovery system.
* Sophisticated access control mechanisms.
* Integrated network and host intrusion detection.
* Guardian Digital Secure Network to provide easy access to security and
* Mandatory Access Control (MAC) using the Linux Intrusion Detection
* System to provide sophisticated access control and prevent Trojan horse
* Latest cryptography tools including built-in web-based key management for
building secure Web sites.
* Hardened kernel and user tools providing highly resilient protection from
* Gateway firewalling using stateful packet inspection.
* Security Control Center to monitor system activity.
* Upgraded core components including Linux kernel 2.4.22 and development tool
* Unparalleled protection from the latest Internet threats including denial
* Trojan horse, spoofing, Microsoft worms.
Other new features in EnGarde Secure Linux include new executive summary
reporting functionality that allows IT Managers to receive and deliver
comprehensive graphic reports on server activity and security alerts,
scalability improvements, and enhanced journaling filesystem support. See
for a complete overview of features and information on Guardian Digital
Pricing and Availability
EnGarde Secure Linux is now available for download from
http://engardelinux.org and includes
a free 30-day subscription to the Guardian Digital Secure Network to obtain
system and security updates. An annual subscription to the GDSN is
available for $229 per year and includes thirty days of email installation
and configuration support.
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
Allendale, New Jersey. For additional information, please visit
or call 1-866-GD-LINUX.
Guardian Digital, Inc.
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