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Linux Startup Collax Establishes New Worldwide Headquarters


Friday, June 23, 2006; 02:36 AM

Collax, Inc., a European vendor of turn-key Linux-based server solutions for small and medium sized businesses, announced the opening of its first U.S. office at 19 Crosby Drive in Bedford, MA.

With the opening of this office, Collax officially moves its international headquarters from Munich, Germany to the Boston area in preparation for the company's upcoming U.S. launch.

Collax was founded in early 2005 by CEO Olaf Jacobi, CFO William Hite and CTO Boris Nalbach and since has received series A funding from Intel Capital, Atlas Venture Partners and Wellington Partners. Its Linux-based server solutions contain a suite of applications for security, networking and communication. Each server can be used with any Windows, Mac or Linux client devices with no knowledge of Linux required.

"Collax offers easy-to-use, multi-function solutions designed with SMBs and departments of larger enterprises in mind -- they can handle high-level security services, complex routing and networking, and generic server tasks all taking advantage of best-of-breed open source software," said Jacobi. "From our base near Boston we'll be providing new business opportunities for thousands of resellers nationwide."

Collax Product Portfolio

Collax develops and markets server solutions for security, networking, and communication, integrated with an easy-to-use GUI 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 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. Available either as a software subscription or pre-configured hardware appliance including software, the server is easily integrated into any existing network infrastructure.

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.

Collax sells its line of Linux-based server solutions through distributors and resellers worldwide.





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