SENSAGE Announces Tightened Integration With NetApp Enterprise Storage and Membership in The Network Appliance Partner Program

AUSTRALIA, Sydney - 9 February 2007 - SenSage, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise event data management solutions, today announced the availability and tight integration of SenSage event data collection, processing and analysis systems with NetApp® enterprise storage and compliance solutions. The new offerings provide customers with the ability to unlock the value of inaccessible and underutilised system event data to improve the efficiency of security investigations, compliance auditing and systems management from a single, integrated solution.

Compliance mandates and application complexity have greatly increased the need for organisations to collect, analyse and retain massive volumes of system event data in the form of system logs, transactions records and audit data. The ability to effectively mine this sea of data for valuable usage patterns enables organisations to detect insider abuse and abnormal application behaviour and to better understand system usage across complex application chains. This requires IT organisations to retain this data over months and years in an online, fully queryable event data mart. The NetApp and SenSage solution will significantly reduce the cost and time-to-value when addressing these business challenges.

"As the complexity and sheer number of applications used in enterprises continues to grow at record levels, event data is increasingly becoming one of the largest datasets in the enterprise," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Products and Alliances at Network ApplianceTM. "NetApp and SenSage have teamed to offer a comprehensive solution to allow customers to leverage this data for core security, compliance and systems management purposes - more easily and affordably than ever before."

The combination of SenSage's pre-integrated event data mart capability and NetApp's unified storage solutions allows organisations to maintain this data on cost-appropriate storage environments without giving up extremely rapid search and retrieval. By pre-tuning and automating traditional database and storage management tasks, the joint offerings also significantly reduce the total cost of ownership of the solution. This allows organisations, especially in the financial, telecommunications and healthcare sectors, to more effectively meet compliance mandates - including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), PCI Data Security Standard, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and European Union Data Retention - to better manage and address security issues and successfully perform indexing and query analysis.

Since much of this data is compliance-oriented, SenSage has also integrated its software with NetApp SnapLock® to keep stored compliance data unalterable for the appropriate retention period, based on corporate policies and relevant regulations. SenSage's integration with NetApp SnapLock provides a complete solution that captures logs, stores them in WORM storage for specified retention periods, and provides superior resilience and data protection capabilities that are part of NetApp storage.

"Network Appliance is a clear market leader in the enterprise storage space," said Frank Bien, vice president of product marketing and business development, SenSage. "The integration with SenSage addresses key pain points for IT managers around the world and will provide new sales opportunities for both companies."

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 in simplifying data management. Information about Network Appliance solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.

About SenSage
SenSage, Inc. offers the only patented solution for enterprise event management for log management, compliance auditing and security information management applications. Over 200 customers have deployed SenSage solutions to reduce the risks associated with insider threats, system downtime and failed audits by providing faster, more granular analysis of privileged user behaviour and analysing anomalies across network, system and application activity. Based in San Francisco, the company markets its solutions directly and through partners, including Cerner, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intec Billing Systems, Lockheed Martin, Network Appliance, Sendmail and Tokyo Electron. For more information, please visit www.sensage.com.

NetApp and SnapLock are registered trademarks and Network Appliance is a trademark of Network Appliance, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.

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