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A press release from Collax:

Collax Offers Battle-Tested Open Source Alternative To Microsoft Small Business Server

LINUXWORLD EXPO, August 15, 2006 – Solution providers can now offer small and medium businesses a choice – bringing the power, flexibility, security and cost-savings of Linux – with the U.S. launch of the Collax Business Server.

As the company’s flagship software product, the Collax Business Server delivers a suite of open source applications for security, networking, and communication to run a small or growing business with no Linux knowledge required.

In addition to its line of Linux-based servers – combining best-of-breed open-source components and an easy-to-use, intuitive graphical interface – comes the opportunity for U.S. solution providers to join the Collax Charter Partner Program.

“We're providing an alternative to help solution providers tap into the rapidly-growing Linux market and reduce their dependence on Microsoft,” said Olaf Jacobi, CEO, of Collax. “Locking in a few key channel partners through our Charter Partner Program will help with sales coverage across the country. Customers can count on local service – as all of our products will be sold and supported by partners – along with the technical resources of Collax.”

“Collax offers a compelling story. They are targeting big areas of growth in an area that is limited by pain. With the growing adoption of Linux-based technology, the time is right for an all-in-one solution for the SMB market, which is just what Collax is offering,” said Andi Mann, senior analyst at Enterprise Management Associates.

About the Collax Charter Partner Program
Those channel partners who sign up for the Collax Charter Partner Program by October 31, 2006 are eligible to receive rebates beyond normal product discounts, in addition to free technical training, sales leads, market development funding, and product support. For more information contact or visit

Pricing and Availability
As of today, the entire Collax product line is available to channel partners, with free trials for download at Prices for a ten user, one year subscription start at $495 for the Collax Business Server, $380 for the Collax Security Gateway, and $735 for the Collax Open-Xchange Server.

Collax Product Portfolio
Collax develops and markets server solutions for security, networking, and communication, integrated with an easy-to-use GUI (graphical user interface) for installation, updates and maintenance. All Collax server solutions can be easily integrated into any existing network infrastructure. The current offering includes:

Collax Business Server is a Linux-based server solution, which offers security, networking and communication functions and requires no Linux know-how. It is available as a free software license for up to five non-commercial users, and can scale for use in small to medium-sized businesses and distributed branch offices of large enterprises.

Collax Security Gateway is a Unified Threat Management solution providing Web, email and network security with features such as antivirus, IDS, IPS, anti-spam, firewall, VPN, Web content filtering, and networking features - traffic management and multi-WAN - all integrated in a single management platform. Available either as a software subscription or pre-configured hardware appliance including software, the gateway is easily integrated into any existing network infrastructure.
Collax Open-Xchange Server is a collaboration suite, which offers tools to facilitate communication for personal information management as well as efficient team collaboration - whether project management, customer care or internal workflows. The server is available as a software subscription or pre-configured hardware appliance.

Collax Appliances are pre-installed, turn-key solutions that combine software and hardware to provide ease of use with no Linux knowledge required. Depending on a company's size and intended level of use, a Collax appliance will be configured for maximum benefit.

About Collax, Inc. - Simply Linux
With more than 8,000 installations worldwide, Collax delivers turn-key, Linux-based server solutions to run a business. The solutions contain a suite of best of breed open source applications for security, networking and communication. Also available pre-loaded on hardware, the server software can be used with any Windows, Mac or Linux client devices and requires no customer administration. SMBs or departments of larger enterprises realize Linux functionality, scalability, security and rapid innovation without learning a new operating system.

Collax is based in Bedford, Massachusetts and Munich, Germany and its investors include Atlas Venture Partners, Intel Capital and Wellington Partners. For more information, visit