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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.
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