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 www.snapgear.com .
"Snap Gear" is a trademark of SnapGear Inc. All other products, services,
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