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This is a copy of the C2Net Press Release from 07 Oct 1996


Oakland, CA - C2Net and Caldera, Inc. today announced the release of Stronghold: Apache-SSL for the US, bundled with the Caldera Solutions CD. Stronghold is a webserver based on the popular Apache server, which has the highest marketshare of all webservers on the Internet according to the Netcraft server survey at http://www.netcraft.com/survey/. Stronghold's marketshare has more than doubled every month since its release in January of this year.

"[The competition]'s secure servers just didn't work the way we wanted them to; the interface was clunky and required firewall adjustments to run, the access control didn't work well for us, and it was just too black-boxey for us," commented Dan Kearns, of the Motorola ISG Internet Business Group. "We like the lean/mean-ness of Apache in general, and the actual useful development that goes on. We look forward to generating client certificates for our channel partners using the bundled internal certificate authority tools."

As the only widely-used encrypting webserver that supports Linux, Stronghold integrates seamlessly with Caldera's Network Desktop. "Stronghold and Caldera Network Desktop are a perfect combination for building web-based applications in your company," said Sameer Parekh, President of C2Net

"Stronghold is the first widely used web server that can authenticate clients on the basis of their digital certificates," said Dr. Andrew Csinger, President of Xcert Software, Inc. "Stronghold is a natural server platform for Xcert's Sentry suite of security enhancement products. The combination of Stronghold's uncompromising security profile and Xcert's flexible certificate management and secure database technology represents great value and convenience for Internet users."

Xcert Software, Inc. is the premier provider of security enhancement software for safe and secure commercial Internet applications. Xcert's Sentry product line is the first cross-platform, server-independent public key infrastructure implementation. A live demonstration using the Stronghold webserver has been available on the company's website since April 1996 (http://www.xcert.com/).

Because it is based on Apache, Stronghold can be used with the innummerable third party CGI and Apache API applications which have been developed for Apache, including perl & python integration, database connectivity, and Kerberos support. "Direct support within the server for scripting languages can produce an excellent performance improvement over standard CGI methods," said Sameer Parekh, President of Community ConneXion, Inc.

Portions developed by the Apache Group, taken with permission from the Apache Server http://www.apache.org/. This product includes software developed by Ben Laurie for use in the Apache-SSL HTTP server project. This product includes software developed by Eric Young (eay@mincom.oz.au).