Red Hat Unveils Red Hat Linux E-Commerce Server


United States, July 27, 1999

Product Pairs Stable Web Server and Security Functions with E-Commerce Tools for E-Business

Red Hat®, Inc., a leading developer and provider of open source Linux-based operating system (OS) solutions, today announced the Red Hat Linux E-Commerce Server. Red Hat's latest business package combines the award-winning stability and scalability of open source solutions, Red Hat Linux 6.0 and the Apache Web server with all of the security and e-commerce tools necessary to use Red Hat Linux in e-business applications.

The Red Hat Linux E-Commerce Server integrates RSA Data Security's 128-bit encryption engine with the emerging industry standard Apache Web server. In addition, the Linux applications CD included with the Red Hat Linux E-Commerce Server contains Red Hat Linux 6.0 programs and a separate e-commerce directory. Included in the directory are a variety of complete and versions of e-commerce software from Hewlett-Packard, CCVS, MiniVend, and more.

"The Red Hat Linux E-Commerce Server is an ideal solution for Internet service providers (ISPs) and small businesses that would rather focus their attention on sales than their Web server," said, Tim Buckley, Chief Operating Officer for Red Hat, Inc. "The Red Hat Linux E-Commerce Server levels the e-business playing field with symmetrical multi-processor support (SMP) for up to four processors, security, scalability and stability for businesses of any size."

Red Hat Linux E-Commerce Server also includes:

  • Apache ASP and DAV modules for development on multiple platforms and Web page management without ftp.
  • The Netscape Roaming Module to enable the use of the Apache Web server as a Netscape Roaming Access server.
  • The Squid proxy and cache server
  • The Webalyzer Web server log
  • A $25 discount for site digital certification purchased from Thawte Consulting.

Pricing and Availability
The Red Hat Linux E-Commerce Server can be bought directly from Red Hat at the Red Hat Portal ( or purchased from several popular retail outlets for $149.99. Available in the U.S. and Canada, this e-business solution comes with Red Hat Linux 6.0, which includes an application CD, a source code CD, Installation Manual, Getting Started Guide, and telephone and email support.

Corporations and ISPs can purchase additional support packages from Red Hat's new Response Link support center. Several packages are tailored for specific corporate needs, ranging from per-incident packages to full-blown, 24x7 unlimited support. Response Link is available in the U.S. and Canada and includes 800-number call-in and priority response offerings.

Red Hat has also recently added nationwide training and certification through Global Knowledge and on-site consulting to their training and support offerings.

About Red Hat, Inc.

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