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CNET News.com: Red Hat adds Web server software with C2Net buy

Aug 14, 2000, 18:05 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Red Hat has agreed to acquire C2Net in a stock deal worth about $44 million, expanding its domain from Linux to another major open-source package, Apache Web server software."

"The move puts pressure on Covalent Technologies, a start-up that also sells support for Apache software, and Linuxcare, which plans to expand to support other open-source software packages besides Linux."

"C2Net has a version of Apache called Stronghold that includes an encryption package for Web sites that use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software for secure transactions such as sending credit card information. The company had revenue of $3.25 million in 1999."

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