MandrakeSoft Announces New Website Dedicated to Linux Security The Leading Linux Distribution Dedicates Security Website Site for Its

Community of Users



    PASADENA, Calif. and PARIS, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- MandrakeSoft
 ( http://www.mandrakesoft.com ), the publisher of the powerful and
 user-friendly Mandrake Linux operating system, announces the launch of the
 latest member of the MandrakeSoft community of web sites:  MandrakeSecure.
 ( http://www.mandrakesecure.net ).
     MandrakeSecure is another community offering for users of Mandrake Linux.
 The site is dedicated completely to security, and how security interacts with
 Mandrake Linux.  It provides links and information to a variety of security
 resources, including other web sites and open source software. It also
 includes feature articles written specifically about security aspects related
 to Mandrake Linux.
     MandrakeSoft is a company dedicated to improving system and user security.
 MandrakeSoft sponsors open source security tools such as Prelude and Bastille
 Linux while including powerful open source security tools in the Mandrake
 Linux distribution itself. The goal is to provide the latest in comprehensive
 Linux security to their users.  MandrakeSecure is merely one more step forward
 in accomplishing that goal.
     "This new website dedicated to security under Linux, is a new step in
 MandrakeSoft's unique tradition to providing highly-secured solutions to the
 IT world. It will be providing, day to day, the freshest information and
 software updates needed by Mandrake Linux users to keep their system immune to
 potential attacks." said Vincent Danen, security updates manager at
 MandrakeSoft.
     The site also provides community interaction by offering an online
 discussion forum and new mailing lists devoted to security. This includes a
 user-based support list for the Single Network Firewall, a firewall/router
 product also published by MandrakeSoft.
     The Mandrake Security website is available at:
 http://www.mandrakesecurity.net .
 
     ABOUT MANDRAKESOFT
     MandrakeSoft provides a trusted interface between users of information
 technology and open source developers.  The company offers customers in the
 small office, home office (SoHo), small and medium size enterprise, government
 and educational sectors a set of GNU Linux and Open-Source software and
 related services, and user-friendly and highly competitive information
 technologies at a very attractive total cost of ownership.  In addition,
 MandrakeSoft offers technologists committed to open software and courseware a
 trusted channel to offer their services.
     The company has technologists in over 20 countries, and entered the Paris
 Euronext on July 30th, 2001 (Euroclear code:  4477.PA; Reuters code:
 MAKE.PA).  Awards for the Mandrake Linux solution include:
     Linux Magazine "Editor's Choice" Award in September 2001 & 2000
     CNET editors' choice award in June 2001
     Chip Magazine "Best Technique and Winner of the Test" in December 2000.
     "Best Product of the Year" and "Best Linux Distribution/Server" at
 LinuxWorld Expo 99
     PC Answers Platinum Award in April 2000
 
     "Born on the Internet" in late 1998, MandrakeSoft established headquarters
 in the U.S.A., Montreal, England, Germany and France.  Please visit the Web
 site http://www.mandrakesoft.com for more information.
 
     NOTE:  Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Mandrake and the
 Mandrake logo are trademarks of MandrakeSoft. All other trademarks and
 copyrights are owned by their respective companies.
 
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