GREENBELT, Md., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Corridor Software, Inc., a provider of innovative Linux-based software for small businesses, today announced the release of its Connection Server software on February 28, 2001. The first beta versions are undergoing internal testing and Corridor will begin shipping the software to qualified testers and resellers around the country in the next two weeks. The Corridor Connection Server is the first of several components comprising the Corridor Small Business Server suite. The Connection Server provides features that allow small businesses to secure their sensitive data and network transmissions, to connect their local area network (LAN) to the Internet, and to allow secure remote access into their corporate LAN via a secure and intuitive Virtual Private Network (VPN) component. Using a flexible and powerful Java-based interface, users can manage their server, connection, and firewall settings in the familiar Windows setting. Corridor is built on the Linux platform in order to harness the power and stability afforded by the open source software. Linux is currently the second largest server operating system in deployment. In addition, Linux boasts superior performance and lower cost of ownership than either Microsoft's Windows NT or Sun Solaris. Corridor currently supports the Redhat distribution of Linux, with plans to support other distributions in the future. "The Connection Server is the foundation for our entire software suite," said Tim Simms, CEO of Corridor Software. "By providing solid security and remote connectivity, we enable our future components to build on an environment in which the server computer can identify, locate, and communicate with any user without fear of intrusion or loss of data. We are extremely excited to be shipping beta copies of the Connection Server, and to have a firm date set for our product launch." Half a dozen carefully chosen businesses are testing copies of the beta release. Initial feedback on the product has been outstanding. Corridor Software continues to accept applications from those interested in participating in the beta test program. Those who wish to participate in the beta test program or to pre-order the software prior to its release on February 28 may visit the company's website at http://www.corridorsoftware.com for more information. Once the Connection Server is released, Corridor Software will focus on refining the alpha version of the Messaging Server, the second component of the overall software suite. This component incorporates innovative Voice over IP applications with instant messaging, text chat, voice mail, fax and email features to provide a unified messaging solution for small businesses. Integrated with the Connection Server's security and VPN features, all Messaging Server communications are conducted in a secure environment and can be configured to function on any computer from which the user has VPN access. About Corridor Software: Corridor Software, Inc. provides innovative Linux-based solutions for small businesses. Founded in September 2000, Corridor is backed by OAO Corporation's New Business Incubator. Corridor is located in OAO's headquarters building in Greenbelt, MD. With the release of the beta versions of its product, Corridor is seeking additional investment capital in the first quarter of 2001. For more information on Corridor Software, Inc., beta test applications, pre-orders of Connection Server software, or capital investment, visit http://www.corridorsoftware.com or contact Joel Haspel, Chief Strategy Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org; 301-397-5001.
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