Forsythe Solutions Joins Network Appliance STAR Storage Authorized Reseller Program

Sunnyvale, CA - September 17, 2002 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP), a leading provider of network storage solutions, today announced that Forsythe Solutions Group Inc., a national provider of technology infrastructure services, has joined Network Appliance's STAR Storage Authorized Reseller Program.

By participating in the Network Appliance STAR reseller program, Forsythe will be able to provide its customers with enterprise storage technologies and solutions that are simple to deploy and manage, increasing storage availability and requiring fewer IT resources.

"Forsythe is pleased to partner with Network Appliance in delivering the scalability needed to keep up with changing technologies and ever-expanding data storage needs," said Eva Losacco, president and CEO, Forsythe Solutions Group.

"The STAR partner program and initiatives are important to Network Appliance's strategy to attract and retain the industry's top storage-focused resellers," said Mark Santora, senior vice president of marketing at Network Appliance. "Offering the right tools and capabilities will help Forsythe provide integrated storage and content delivery management solutions for any enterprise."

The STAR Partner Program offers qualified Network Appliance partners and resellers the opportunity to generate business and increase profits through enhanced technical support, marketing, and selling programs. Offering the latest storage solutions from Network Appliance, STAR partners are able to help their customers achieve competitive advantage, improved profitability, and faster time-to-market by exploiting untapped value within their IT infrastructures.

About Forsythe

Forsythe is an expert technology infrastructure provider. As a premier evaluator, architect, builder and manager of the technology needed to run business, Forsythe serves the complete technology lifecycle, including assessment, design, integration, management, and financing. With a solid foundation and proven experience, Forsythe serves 3,000 customers nation-wide. In 2001, its 31st straight year of profitability, revenues were $691 million. A process-oriented approach to exceptional customer service, coupled with best-of-breed products from-in addition to Network Appliance-Brocade, Check Point, Cisco, Compaq, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, HDS, IBM, Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle, StorageTek, Sun Microsystems, VERITAS and others, ensures customers the most comprehensive technology solutions available. For more information, visit Forsythe at http://www.forsythesolutions.com

About Network Appliance

Network Appliance is a world leader in open network storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has pioneered technology, product, and partner firsts that continue to drive the evolution of storage.

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