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Covalent Technologies announces industry support for Enterprise Ready Server and Apache 2.0
(Nov 12th, 20:52:47 )

SAN FRANCISCO -- November 12, 2001 -- In conjunction with the launch of Enterprise Ready Server, Covalent Technologies today announced a coalition of support for its new enterprise solution for the Apache Web server. A wide range of companies support the new software product designed to enhance the reliability, security and manageability of the world's most widely used Web server. Covalent Enterprise Ready Server is available today.

Covalent currently works with a broad range of leading technology and consulting companies, including Compaq Computer Corporation, eBuilt, RSA and others. By working with these partners, Covalent ensures high quality solutions and services for its customers. The support of these companies for Covalent Enterprise Ready Server signals the broad industry acceptance customers expect from a comprehensive Web infrastructure solution like Covalent Enterprise Ready Server.

"By combining Covalent's Apache solutions with industry-standard Compaq ProLiant servers, enterprise customers and service providers can deploy a highly manageable, secure and proven Internet infrastructure on Linux," said Mark Linesch, vice president of Internet and eCommerce Solutions, Compaq Industry Standard Servers Group. "With the launch of ERS, Compaq and Covalent will offer next generation Web server solutions ready for broad-scale enterprise use."

"Covalent Enterprise Ready Server offers a superior Web server solution for enterprise customers," said Bill McQuaide, vice president of product marketing at RSA Security. "With the inclusion of RSA BSAFE encryption software, Covalent has created a highly secure and reliable Web infrastructure product. For companies demanding a high standard of security, Covalent Enterprise Ready Server fits the bill."

"Covalent has engineered a product that exceeds the demanding requirements of true enterprise environments," said Roy Fielding, chief scientist for eBuilt. "By combining the proven reliability of Apache-based software with a superb management console and commercial software support, our joint customers can capitalize on lower total cost of ownership and enhanced performance and security. eBuilt will continue to support Covalent's Enterprise Ready Server with our comprehensive application development and integration services."

Analyst Support

"Covalent provides a superior solution for companies wanting to capitalize on Apache's features and flexibility," said Bill Claybrook, research director at Aberdeen Group. "Covalent has provided the distributed management framework needed to extend the use of Apache in the enterprise. Enterprise Ready Server is a comprehensive Web server solution."

"Covalent's Enterprise Ready Server enhances Apache for enterprise use," said Pierre Fricke of D.H. Brown. "Their new Web server management portal will allow large companies to optimize their use of Apache and reduce total cost of ownership. Covalent has taken a great web server -- Apache -- and added key functionality that enhances enterprise customers' experience."

About Covalent Technologies, Inc.

Covalent was founded in 1998 by Randy Terbush, one of the eight developers who originally started the Apache Web Server project. Today Covalent is the leader in products and services for Apache. Funded by leading venture capital investors including Sequoia Capital and Granite Ventures, Covalent is the only company offering a comprehensive "enterprise-ready" solution for Apache. Companies such as Lucent Technologies, Dow Jones and others depend on Covalent for their Apache Web Server infrastructure. More information about the company can be found at

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