February 28, 2002

Turbolinux connects branch offices of leading Argenetina insurance company

Author: JT Smith

From Turbolinux, Inc.: Turbolinux, Inc., the leader in high-performance Linux for Internet infrastructure solutions, today announced that Liderar Seguros, a leading insurance company in Argentina, has deployed a Turbolinux solution for secure business communications on the Internet linking its 40 branch offices nationwide.

The deployment, implemented in under 10 hours on Hewlett-Packard Netserver LH 3000 servers, allows Liderar Seguros' branch offices to run their applications as if they were in the headquarter office, with remote secure online access to customer transactions and financial information.

"We're very pleased with the Turbolinux solution," said Gustavo Clementi, Systems Manager for Liderar Seguros. "We eliminated many problems and our branch offices find it much easier and less expensive to link up to our headquarter's operations and data."

Security was the paramount issue for the insurance company and the systems integration firm managing the deployment installed Turbolinux Server proxy/firewalls using secure shell technology that funnels data through an encrypted channel for inter-branch communications.

"The security and reliability of this solution is what convinced the customer to go with Turbolinux," said Pablo Barletta, Manager of Commercial Systems for SCB IT Solutions, a Turbolinux Authorized Partner based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

"Latin America continues to be a vibrant market for Linux and we see more of our customers deploying Turbolinux solutions in the financial services and banking industries where security and uptime are critical to success," said Fernando Skrobacki, General Manager of Latin America for Turbolinux.

About Turbolinux, Inc.

Founded in 1992, Turbolinux develops Linux-based software solutions for Internet and enterprise computing infrastructure, including reliable, available and scalable operating systems for workstations and servers and software clustering solutions for computing traffic management and peer-to-peer distributed computing. Backed by more than $95 million in investments from some of the world's leading technology companies, including Compaq, Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, NEC, Novell, Oracle, SGI and Toshiba, Turbolinux is headquartered near San Francisco with offices around the world. For more information, visit the Turbolinux Web site at www.Turbolinux.com or www.powercockpit.com.

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