Lineo Announces SecureEdge Development Platform; SecureEdge Platform Provides Foundation for Linux-based OEM Devices

Jan 31, 2001, 00:00 ET from Lineo, Inc.

    NEW YORK, LinuxWorld, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineo(TM), Inc., a leading
 innovator in embedded Linux, real-time and high availability solutions, today
 launched the SecureEdge(TM) hardware brand, the OEM development platform for
 Linux-based appliances and devices.  SecureEdge replaces the Lineo NETtel name
 and will be the basis for future OEM appliances from Lineo.  Currently the
 product line includes the SecureEdge VPN Router and other SecureEdge brand
 products are planned for later this year.
     SecureEdge offers OEMs a flexible platform for adding and creating
 technologies that are fully brandable.  Current OEMs include Crossport
 Systems, LinuxWizardry, Enterasys and several others.
     "SecureEdge Thin Servers (including the VPN Router) have been appealing to
 OEMs because of our track record in getting their product to market more
 quickly and cheaply than they can do themselves -- we make money for them,"
 said Bryan Sparks, CEO of Lineo, Inc.  "OEM partners will see a myriad of
 possibilities with the SecureEdge platform that will make it an appealing
 solution for future appliances and devices.  If they can imagine it then we
 can make it happen for them."
     "We don't provide an unwieldy, restricted platform or generic design
 service -- we offer ready-made solutions for vertical markets," said Miles
 Gillham, senior product marketing manager, Lineo, Inc.  "We excel in bundles
 -- which we can entirely manufacture, offer as reference designs, or provide
 full development teams.  These are ready to be put in place as purpose-built
 solutions such as set-top appliances, web proxy portals, information kiosks,
 e-commerce accelerators, or a host of other specialized purposes.  And every
 one of these is a full-featured VPN security appliance underneath.
     "The Lineo difference is the head start that we give you.  Many of our
 customers are still amazed at our versatility.  At the heart of that is our
 deep understanding of Linux coupled with our vast electronics engineering
 design team.  Our customers learn a lot from us," said Gillham.
     About Lineo, Inc.
     Lineo, Inc. provides Linux-based embedded systems, real-time and high
 availability solutions that include software, hardware designs and
 professional services.  Lineo's solutions allow OEMs to create devices and
 systems that interact with the Internet while helping OEMs to reduce system
 requirements, per-unit costs and time-to-market.  The company's key product
 lines include: Embedix(TM) (embedded Linux system software), uClinux(TM)
 (embedded Linux for MMU-less processors), NETtel (Linux-based Internet
 appliances for secure networking) and Availix(TM) (mission-critical high
 availability Linux cluster solutions).  Contact Lineo at, via
 e-mail to or by calling (801) 426-5001.
     Lineo and SecureEdge are trademarks of Lineo, Inc.  Linux is a registered
 trademark owned by Linus Torvalds.  All other products, services, companies
 and publications are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective

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