June 5, 2002

Guardian Digital Partners with LinuxCertified on Linux training

info@linuxcertified.com writes: Guardian Digital, the Open Source security company, and LinuxCertified today announced a partnership to make Linux and open source security training easily accessible and affordable for its widespread user base.

As an increasing amount of organizations turn to Linux for cost-effective solutions for business, security issues have become a critical concern. LinuxSecurity.com and Guardian Digital bridge the gap between the increased risks of being online today with applications for building a secure Internet presence.

Guardian Digital Director of Online Operations Benjamin D. Thomas stated, ?By providing LinuxCertified?s classes through the LinuxSecurity.com website, we are furthering Guardian Digital?s goal to empower IT professionals with Linux and open source security knowledge. We believe that with the ever-increasing adoption of Linux-based systems in the enterprise, it is essential that advanced Linux training and certification be easy and readily available to our users.?

?LinuxCertified?s goal is to enable IT professionals to effectively configure and manage complex networks based on open source technologies. Clearly, securing Linux and knowledge of open source security tools is crucial in such environments,? said Rajesh Goyal, Vice President of marketing at LinuxCertified. ?We are delighted about this partnership, as reaching LinuxSecurity.com user base will enable us to achieve our goal.?

Under the terms of the partnership, LinuxSecurity.com users will receive a discount on classes offered through LinuxCertified. Further information is available on the LinuxSecurity portal at http://www.linuxsecurity.com/. LinuxCertified students will have access to key whitepapers and software provided by security experts at Guardian Digital.

About Guardian Digital:

Guardian Digital, Inc., the first full-service open source security company, is dedicated to providing secure Internet infrastructure solutions for business. Guardian Digital produces software to securely manage all Internet operations, perform intrusion detection and firewall functions, conduct eBusiness, as well as secure turnkey server appliances. Guardian Digital products address the increasing demand for cost-effective and standards-based platforms for developing a secure Internet presence. To learn about Guardian Digital?s products and comprehensive service offerings, visit Guardian Digital on the Web at:
http://www.GuardianDigital.com or call 1-866-GD-LINUX.

About LinuxCertified:

LinuxCertified's mission is to bring Linux to mainstream IT usage. LinuxCertified firmly believes that Linux has an enormous potential, as it crosses over from the early adopters to the more mainstream users. LinuxCertified?s goal is to help this transition by providing Linux trained and certified professionals and Linux certified products that cater to mainstream users rather than early adopters. LinuxCertified is a group of professionals from both inside and outside the computer industry with great enthusiasm for Linux.

Jennifer Olson
Guardian Digital, Inc.


Rajesh Goyal
LinuxCertified, Inc.

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