Announcing Red Hat Secure Web Server 2.0

Research Triangle Park

United States, September 29, 1998

Red Hat, Inc. announced today version 2 of their Red Hat Secure Web Server, the out-of the-box answer to secure web serving needs. Secure Web Server 2.0 merges the power of RSA Data Security's robust encryption engine with the speed, reliability, and flexible configuration available in the Apache web server. It is based on Apache 1.3.1, recognized by the NetCraft survey as the most widely used web server on the internet today.

Said Robert Young, President, Red Hat, Inc. "The Red Hat Secure Web Server is proof of the stability, security, and rapid advances of the Linux development model. With the power of Apache and RSA Encryption, it's never been easier for businesses to set up a secure web server for anything from E-Commerce to simple web serving."

In addition, the Red Hat Secure Web Server 2.0 comes with a Proxy and cache server, Search Engine, Log Analysis software, Netscape web browser, and a $25 Discount from Thawte consulting for site certificate. Other benefits of the Red Hat Secure Web Server include virtual server support, encrypted credit card transactions and secure electronic commerce. The Secure Web Server also protects the integrity of other sensitive data from network eavesdropping.

Red Hat, Inc. brings this web serving solution to users at exceptional value. At $99.95, the price for peace of mind is money well-spent. Please contact Red Hat, Inc. or visit http://www.redhat.com for ordering information.

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