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*   MandrakeSoft announces new website dedicated to Linux security 2001-12-05

Pasadena and Paris - December 5, 2001 - MandrakeSoft (, the publisher of the powerful and user-friendly Mandrake Linux operating system, announces the launch of the latest member of the MandrakeSoft community of web sites: MandrakeSecure (

MandrakeSecure is another community offering for users of Mandrake Linux. The site is dedicated completely to security, and how security interacts with Mandrake Linux. It provides links and information to a variety of security resources, including other web sites and open source software, and includes feature articles written specifically about security aspects related to Mandrake Linux.

MandrakeSoft is a company dedicated to improving system and user security. From sponsoring open source security tools such as prelude and Bastille Linux, to including powerful open source security tools in the Mandrake Linux distribution itself, MandrakeSoft's goal is to provide the latest in comprehensive Linux security to their users. MandrakeSecure is merely one more step forward in accomplishing that goal.

« This new website dedicated to security under Linux, is a new step in MandrakeSoft's unique tradition to providing highly-secured solutions to the IT world. It will be providing, day to day, the freshest informations and software updates needed by Mandrake Linux users to keep their system immune to potential attacks. » said Vincent Danen, security updates manager at MandrakeSoft.

The site also provides community interaction by providing an online discussion forum and new mailing lists devoted to security, including a user-based support list for the Single Network Firewall, a firewall/router product also published by MandrakeSoft.

The MandrakeSecure website is available at:

About MandrakeSoft

MandrakeSoft provides a trusted interface between users of information technology and open source developers. The company offers customers in the small office, home office (SoHo), small and medium size enterprise, government and educational sectors a set of GNU Linux and Open-Source software and related services, user-friendly and highly competitive information technologies at a very attractive total cost of ownership. In addition, MandrakeSoft offers technologists committed to open software and courseware a trusted channel to offer their services.

The company has technologists in over 20 countries, and entered Paris Euronext Marché Libre on July 30th, 2001 (Euroclear code: 4477.PA; Reuters code: MAKE.PA). The Mandrake Linux distribution received awards for "Best Product of the Year" and "Best Linux Distribution/Server" at LinuxWorld Expo '99, as well as the PC Answers Platinum Award in April 2000, the Linux Magazine Editor's Choice Award in September 2000 and the Chip Magazine "Best Technique and Winner of the Test" in December 2000.

'Born on the Internet' in late 1998, MandrakeSoft established headquarters in Pasadena (U.S.), Montreal (Canada), England, Germany and Paris (Europe). Please visit the Web site, for more information about MandrakeSoft

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