[ISN] CPIO Networks to Offer Commercial Support For OpenBSD

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Date: Fri Aug 07 1998 - 21:50:42 PDT

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    SAN JOSE, CA-- Free software has become increasingly pervasive in today's
    society; however, a primary concern of would-be consumers is lack of
    commercial support. Today, CPIO Networks announced plans to offer
    technical support and enterprise consulting services for OpenBSD, a
    popular, highly secure free operating system.
    Beginning August 10th, the San Jose-based security consulting company will
    provide 24 hour on-call technical support for OpenBSD SPARC and Intel
    platforms. Support levels range from novice user assistance to custom
    kernel modifications, device driver development, and onsite support. 
    "This is something we've been planning for a long time. We think it will
    be a wonderful boost for the OpenBSD project and free software in
    general," said Jonathan Katz, CEO of CPIO Networks. "OpenBSD is regarded
    as one of the most secure operating systems on the market today--
    commercial or freeware. With the assurance of world class,
    around-the-clock technical assistance, your company can 'rest secure' with
    OpenBSD and CPIO Networks." CPIO plans to donate some of its profits back
    to the OpenBSD project.
    OpenBSD is a freely available operating system renowned for security and a
    high quality code base. It runs on over ten platforms and supports many
    commercial and free applications; the OS boasts binary emulation, allowing
    users to run most Solaris, FreeBSD, Linux, BSDI, SunOS, and HPUX programs
    on OpenBSD. Developers continually review all OpenBSD code, ensuring that
    any potential security flaws are corrected before they can develop into
    exploitable conditions.  OpenBSD ships with a firewall toolkit, including
    IP filtering and network address translation. Unlike many other free
    operating systems, OpenBSD boasts a centralized, coordinated development
    effort.  The operating system is governed by the BSD copyright, which
    allows individuals and companies to incorporate OpenBSD code into other
    products. CPIO Networks is using OpenBSD as the basis for an all-in-one
    firewall solution scheduled to debut in late 1998. 
    About CPIO Networks
    CPIO Networks was founded in September of 1997 to create security
    solutions for the next century. CPIO designs and manufactures hardware-
    and software- based tools that will enable today's IT departments to
    handle tomorrow's security threats. In addition, CPIO Networks offers
    computer security training, security administration and consulting
    services in New York, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, and the Silicon Valley
    area.  For more information, contact CPIO Networks at (408) 829-OBSD or
    visit CPIO's web site at http://www.cpio.net. 
    About the OpenBSD Project
    Founded by Theo de Raadt in mid-1996, the OpenBSD project is the only free
    software project with a security-based development effort. Evolved from
    4.4BSD and the NetBSD code base, OpenBSD's multi-year continuous security
    audit, high quality code and unified development effort has made it the
    only BSD-derived OS trusted by security professionals the world over.  For
    more information, visit the OpenBSD website at http://www.openbsd.org. 
    CONTACT: CPIO Networks, Inc.
    	 (408) 829-OBSD
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