Cofounder of Network Appliance to Meet with Members of Congress and Their Staff to Discuss Data Security Legislation

What: Dave Hitz, cofounder and executive vice president of Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), will visit Washington, DC, to discuss data security legislation with members of Congress and their staff. The company supports legislative provisions that would encourage the use of data encryption to thwart security breaches, thus protecting consumers from identity theft. Additionally, the company supports federal preemption of state data security laws to ensure national uniformity. NetApp has been tracking House and Senate bills related to enhancing data security and reducing identity theft and hopes to use this trip to encourage Congress to pass meaningful legislation this year.

Who: Dave Hitz, cofounder and executive vice president, Network Appliance

When: Tuesday-Thursday, April 25-27, 2006

Where: Washington, DC

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