Network Appliance Named to Forbes' "The 400 Best Big Companies in America" List

Australia, Sydney - 12 January 2007 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leader in advanced network storage solutions, has been named to Forbes magazine's "400 Best Big Companies in America" list for 2007, an annual listing that appears in the January 8, 2007, issue. NetApp® is one of 20 companies in the technology hardware and equipment category.

The Forbes 400 list is developed from over 1,000 corporations with $1 billion or more in revenues, using metrics such as the latest 12-month and five-year stock market returns, sales and earnings-per-share growth, and debt-to-capital ratios.

"We are honored to have been recognized by an industry-leading magazine such as Forbes as one of the top 20 technology hardware and equipment companies," said Dan Warmenhoven, CEO of Network Appliance. "This recognition reflects the quality of our business, the commitment of our employees and partners, and the successful execution of our operating strategies."


About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner firsts. Information about Network Appliance™ solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.


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Contact:
Mark Heers
Network Appliance, Inc.
+61 2 9779 5623
Mark.heers@netapp.com

Rachel York
Max Australia
+61 2 9954 3492
Rachel.york@maxaustralia.com.au