Red Hat and Their End-to-End Solutions Sweeps Product and Corporate Awards in 2000

Research Triangle Park

United States, December 18, 2000

Recent Recognition at COMDEX Fall 2000 Wraps Up Award-Winning Year for Open Source Internet Infrastructure Leader

Most recently, RedBoot, one of Red Hat's embedded technologies, was Linux Journal's Editor's Choice at COMDEX Fall 2000 in Las Vegas, Nev. In addition, Source-Navigator was named Best of Show in the business application development tools category at the COMDEX Linux Business Expo.

The Red Hat Linux operating system also garnered widespread industry praise in the year 2000, winning Network Magazine's Product of the Year award and Computer Reseller News Test Center's Editors' Choice award for the 6.2 Professional Edition. In this comparative review, Red Hat received straight A's in separate categories, with an overall rating of A+.

Additionally, Linux Magazine named Red Hat Linux 6.2 an Editor's Choice for server distribution, and Red Hat received ``Best Distribution'' for the third consecutive year at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Jose, Calif.

Finally, Red Hat Stronghold Secure Web Server received a four-star (out of four) rating from InternetWeek, and Linux Magazine chose Red Hat Stronghold Secure Web Server 3 as their 2000 Editor's Choice for Web servers.

"Our customers want a single source for complete solutions to build out their Internet infrastructure, and Red Hat continues to broaden its product offerings to deliver comprehensive solutions around a common platform, Red Hat Linux," said Matthew Szulik, president and CEO of Red Hat, Inc. "With powerful and secure Web servers, embedded technologies and the complete chain of development tools to connect devices to the Internet, Red Hat is the single point of contact for open source solutions to develop, deploy and manage Internet infrastructure."

Red Hat has also received corporate recognition during the past year, including its recent naming to the Standard 100, powered by Epoch Partners, the premiere stock index tracking the Internet Economy. Red Herring also named Red Hat one of the Top 50 Public Companies in the Red Herring 100, an annual profile of leading public and private companies.

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