NewsForge: Immunix Stops Selling Secure Linux OS, Concentrates on Security Appliances

“According to Immunix COO Frank Rego, his company’s decision to
stop selling Immunix Linux wasn’t a sudden shift but ‘more of a
gradual change. We started in the appliance business with Trend
Micro and Websense in the middle of last year.’ There was a layoff
this week, but not a huge one. Rego says the company is now down to
20 employees from a high of about 25. He also says he hopes the
company can start turning a profit by the end of 2004 — but admits
that he is an optimist.

“Immunix Inc. was originally called WireX, and much of the
research that went into early development of Immunix Linux was
funded by DARPA. The company changed its name in 2003, and no
longer receives federal research monies, but survives on a
combination of cash generated through product sales and venture
capital backing…”

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