PureMessage and Komodo Chosen as Award Finalists

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – January 16, 2003 – ActiveState is proud to announce that the PureMessage email filtering software and Komodo IDE have been selected as finalists in the Open Source Product Excellence Awards.

The awards are judged by a panel of industry experts and honor those for innovative products and solutions that utilize Linux and Open Source. PureMessage is a comprehensive email filtering system for spam protection, virus protection, and corporate policy enforcement. PureMessage decreases spam by up to 98% and prevents damage from malicious email through high-performance filters that control security and usage at the gateway. The software is easily administered through an intuitive web-based console. Built on powerful open source technologies, PureMessage is extensible in Perl and supports AIX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, Linux, and Solaris.

Komodo is the professional IDE for open source languages, providing a powerful workspace for editing, debugging, and testing applications on Linux and Microsoft Windows. Based on the Mozilla framework, Komodo is optimized for Perl, Python, PHP, Tcl, and XSLT. Komodo includes: a language sensitive editor; remote debugging; a one-of-a kind regular expression toolkit for creating and debugging regular expressions; an advanced XSLT debugger for finding problems in both input data and code with real-time output view and HTML preview; a GUI builder; Web services support; CVS support; and much more.

The criteria for Best Sys Admin Tool is:

  • ease of use
  • improved functionality
  • significant improvement of state-of-the-art

The criteria for Best Development Tool is:

  • support industry standards for openness
  • automation/improvements to the development environment
  • ability to leverage legacy code base for new development
  • reduces coding errors and supports superior debugging capabilities
  • creates a productive environment

The awards will be presented on Wednesday, January 22, at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in New York.

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