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TruSecure and Red Hat Co-Author White Paper Addressing the State of Open Source Security

Sep 11, 2001, 15:14 (2 Talkback[s])

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Press Release -- HERNDON, Va.- Sept. 10, 2001-- TruSecure Corporation, a leading managed security service provider that helps safeguard customers with a comprehensive security health program, today announced that it has co-authored a white paper with open source solution leader Red Hat, Inc. (NASDAQ:RHAT) . The paper, "Open Source Security: A Look at the Security Benefits of Source Code Access," addresses the security advantages and advancements presented by open source systems and is available for download at: http://www.trusecure.com/html/tspub/whitepaper_index.shtml.

"Open Source Security: A Look at the Security Benefits of Source Code Access," examines the "Many Eyeballs" theory of security with regards to open source code. An estimated fifteen million people worldwide have "touched" Linux, the most popular type of open source code. The wide swath of organizations that work with open source software increases the odds that security holes will be found and fixed before exploits can be created to take advantage of them.

"Regardless of the platform, an organization's security will only be as strong as its commitment to a comprehensive security program. However, open source systems can allow a greater ability to audit source code and assist in more effectively securing networks and software applications," said Greg Coticchia, COO for TruSecure. "The level of communication in the open source community and the number of companies working with software code greatly enhances the ability to locate security risks and mitigate them."

Parties interested in reading "Open Source Security: A Look at the Security Benefits of Source Code Access," can visit http://www.trusecure.com/html/tspub/whitepaper_index.shtml. Media and analysts interested in speaking with representatives of TruSecure regarding open source security please contact Cynthia Smith of TruSecure Corp. at (703) 480-8509 or csmith@trusecure.com, or Jason Morris or Nicole Cuda at (781) 684-0770 or trusecure@schwartz-pr.com.