VeriSign Selects Penguin Computing to Power DNS Hosting Services

Internet Pioneer Cites Technological Excellence and High Quality Service As Winning Combination

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2001--Penguin Computing Inc., the premier provider of Internet infrastructure solutions, today announced that VeriSign, Inc., the leading provider of Internet trust services, has selected Penguin Computing's servers to power its Managed DNS Services, a suite of outsourced solutions for enterprise customers and service providers that provide guaranteed availability of a company's DNS information.

VeriSign Managed DNS Services provide companies with high bandwidth, redundant Internet connections, geographic optimization and real-time monitoring to efficiently route website and e-mail traffic. VeriSign chose Penguin Computing for its ultra-reliable Internet servers and unwavering focus on customer support.

In the past year, VeriSign has rolled out Penguin Computing's servers to support a variety of front-end, mid-tier and utility applications at the VeriSign Global Registry Services division.

"The basic performance of the Penguin Linux solution is very attractive, and the price-performance ratio is excellent," said John Bosco, Director of Infrastructure Engineering for VeriSign Global Registry Services. "We regard Penguin Computing as a trusted business partner whose expertise and integrity has made introducing Linux to our hosting services infrastructure a rewarding endeavor."

"Penguin Computing is pleased to be a premier provider of hardware and systems support for VeriSign's global computing infrastructure," said Scott Weinbrandt, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Penguin Computing. "Penguin Computing understands the need for reliable systems to build trust environments and prides itself on providing Tier 1 service and support."

About Penguin Computing

Penguin Computing Inc. ( is the leading provider of reliable Linux systems for the Internet infrastructure market. Founded in 1998 by Open Source advocate Sam Ockman, Penguin Computing is based in San Francisco, California, and is privately held.

IDC predicts that the market for Linux servers will reach $5.7 billion by 2003, propelled by companies seeking both high reliability and cost effectiveness. Penguin Computing pursues this emerging market by providing Linux-powered servers to companies building Internet infrastructure.

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