Red Hat Selects DLT Solutions as Partner for Public Sector Sales Linux Provider Selects DLT as Reseller in Government Sales Expansion



    HERNDON, Va., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- DLT Solutions, Inc., a premier
 government technology solutions partner, today announced that Red Hat, Inc.(R)
 (Nasdaq:   RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the
 enterprise, has named DLT as its partner for public sector sales. Red Hat
 selected DLT based on its strong performance selling Red Hat's product in the
 government market. Now, as a sales partner on Red Hat's GSA schedule, DLT
 Solutions will lead Red Hat's sales efforts to the federal, state and local
 government sectors, focusing proven sales and marketing strategies on the Red
 Hat Enterprise Linux operating platform and Red Hat training and certification
 on Linux.
     DLT Solutions started as one of several government sales partners for Red
 Hat in 2000. Red Hat's expansion of its sales efforts into the public sector
 is an important strategy for 2004 given the increasing demand for the Linux
 operating system as a viable alternative to traditional software platforms.
     "Government sales has been a rapidly emerging market for Red Hat as
 customers have begun to demand a more secure and cost-effective option in
 operating systems," said Alex Pinchev, executive vice president of global
 sales at Red Hat.  "Red Hat selected DLT Solutions because it has proven
 expertise in government sales and marketing, which helps reduce our staffing
 requirements and operating costs, while still ensuring quality customer
 service."
     Red Hat is unique in its business model given that the Linux source code
 is available for free online.  However, Red Hat solves a distinctive challenge
 facing prospective users of the Linux operating system in that the company
 conducts testing to ensure the stability of new software code, offers security
 patches, system upgrades and provides technical and consulting services.
     Red Hat has also recently completed a critical certification process for
 its Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 product. Known as the Common Criteria Scheme,
 this certification, in conjunction with the fact that the National Security
 Agency (NSA) has chosen the Linux operating system for computer security
 research, is expected to drive additional demand from security- and cost-
 conscious organizations within government sectors.
     "Red Hat holds nearly 70 percent of the Linux market and deserves credit
 for the tremendous momentum the Linux operating system has gained as a
 practical technology solution," said Douglas P. Rosefsky, CEO of DLT
 Solutions. "We are particularly pleased to expand our partnership with Red Hat
 as it responds clearly to the needs of the public sector market and
 complements our other solutions partners."
 
     About DLT Solutions, Inc.
     Founded in 1991, DLT Solutions, Inc. is a premier government solutions
 provider delivering best-of-class technology solutions to federal, state and
 municipal governments and businesses. To achieve that mission, DLT has teamed
 with some of the most prominent IT software and hardware manufacturers in the
 world including Adobe, Autodesk, Oracle, Quantum, Quest Software, Red Hat,
 Symantec and VERITAS. Headquartered in Herndon, Va., DLT's knowledgeable and
 technical sales staff provide top-notch technical and configuration assistance
 and fast, flexible ordering. DLT is the recipient of Oracle PartnerNetwork's
 2002 Business Excellence Award, and is recognized as Oracle's largest reseller
 worldwide.  DLT is also the recipient of Autodesk's 2004 Platinum Award, and
 is recognized as one of Autodesk's largest partners in the U.S., Quantum's
 largest reseller of storage solutions, VERITAS' largest GSA partner, and Quest
 Software's largest partner in the U.S.  For more information or to place an
 order, contact DLT Solutions at 800-262-4358; email sales@dlt.com; or visit
 www.dlt.com.
 
     About Red Hat, Inc.
     Red Hat is the world's premier open source and Linux provider. Red Hat is
 headquartered in Raleigh, NC and has offices worldwide. For more information
 visit www.redhat.com.
 
     Forward-Looking Statements
     Forward-looking statements in this press release are made pursuant to the
 safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
 Investors are cautioned that statements in this press release that are not
 strictly historical statements, including, without limitation, management's
 plans and objectives for future operations, and management's assessment of
 market factors, constitute forward-looking statements which involve risks and
 uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation,
 reliance upon strategic relationships, management of growth, the possibility
 of undetected software errors, the risks of economic downturns generally, and
 in Red Hat's industry specifically, the risks associated with competition and
 competitive pricing pressures, the viability of the Internet, and other risks
 detailed in Red Hat's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
 copies of which may be accessed through the SEC's Web site at www.sec.gov.
 
 

SOURCE DLT Solutions, Inc.

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