SnapGear Scoops Linux Journal Editor's Choice Awards; Snap Gear Voted As Best Server Appliance Ahead of Sun's Cobalt Qube

    SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- SnapGear Inc., a leading supplier
 of Internet security solutions, has taken out the prestigious Linux Journal
 Editor's Choice Award for best server appliance.
     Linux Journal stated: "Our April 2002 review of the Snap Gear Lite
 concluded that for the price and functionality, it can't be beat. Besides
 firewall and NAT, this handy device also functions as a VPN client to protect
 any kind of network traffic easily." The winning products were the Snap Gear
 LITE/LITE+ VPN Firewall appliances. An honorable mention was given to Sun
 Microsystems for their Cobalt Qube.
     Linux Journal's Editors' Choice Awards are well-known as the premiere
 forum recognizing outstanding product developments and achievements in the
 Linux market. A panel of more than 50 distinguished Linux experts was
 assembled to nominate products for the awards, which were then sent to the
 Linux Journal editors who chose the final winners. Full details of the awards
 will feature in the September 2002 issue of Linux Journal.
     Miles Gillham, VP Marketing for Snap Gear, said: "We deploy embedded Linux
 in all of our products because it provides the most commercially useful
 solution for our customers. Most of our customers don't realise that we use
 embedded Linux and it doesn't matter to them -- they buy our products because
 of the features that we provide and our long experience with Internet
 security. In one year we've overtaken most of our competitors, some of whom
 have had a five-year product development head start. Now we're moving ahead of
 our competitors in performance and value-add yet our prices stay affordable."
     Recent surveys show that embedded Linux is moving into first place in 2002
 for embedded application development. Reasons cited include high stability,
 code maturity, an abundance of ready-made application code, and low cost.
     Snap Gear VPN Firewall Appliances are available through a world-wide
 channel including Ingram Micro in the USA and Sumitomo Metal Solutions in
     List prices start at US$249 (USA price only) Snap Gear LITE and US$299
 (USA price only) for the Snap Gear LITE+.
     About Snap Gear, Inc.
     SnapGear Inc. produces Snap Gear VPN Firewall Appliances designed to
 provide Internet security and privacy of communications for small to medium
 enterprises. Snap Gear also does complete custom engineering and provides
 turnkey development, design, manufacturing, and fulfillment services for major
 telecommunications companies and silicon manufacturers. For more information
 on Snap Gear products please visit .
     "Snap Gear" is a trademark of SnapGear Inc. All other products, services,
 companies and publications are trademarks or registered trademarks of their
 respective owners.
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