Red Hat Ranked Number One in Vendor Value Study

Raleigh

United States, January 10, 2005

IT executives choose Red Hat as the overall winner for value in CIO Insight study.

Red Hat (RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced that Ziff Davis' CIO Insight Research Study named Red Hat the overall winner for vendor value and reliability according to IT executives.

"Newcomer Red Hat received our highest-ever score for value -- a victory for proponents of Linux and open systems..." (The CIO Insight Research Study: Vendor Value, December 2004)

CIO Insight interviewed 1,050 U.S.-based IT executives on whether their top vendors are delivering the value and reliability they expect. 81.3% of those surveyed rated Red Hat as excellent or good. In addition to that top ranking, Red Hat ranked number one for meeting customers' expectations for increasing revenues as well as for meeting customers' ROI expectations.

"Red Hat is very proud that our customers recognize and appreciate our commitment to providing high-value, reliable solutions," said Joanne Rohde, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations. "Customers are able to realize cost savings and performance gains through Red Hat's subscription model which provides reliable delivery of the latest open-source technologies backed by world-class expertise and support to ensure systems remain secure, reliable and up-to-date."

To access the study please visit www.cioinsight.com. To learn more about Red Hat please visit http://www.redhat.com or call 866-2-REDHAT.

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