iLumin Expands Relationship with Network Appliance

Reston, VA - October 8, 2003 -- iLumin Software Services, Inc., today announced that it has worked closely with Network Appliance (NASDAQ:NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise network storage solutions, to tune iLumin Assentor Enterprise with Network Appliance SnapLock solutions. Assentor Enterprise is the industry's most comprehensive enterprise message management solution and NetApp® SnapLock is the industry's leading WORM (write once, read many) solution for disk storage aimed at solving a variety of long-term storage needs for regulated and enterprise data. NetApp SnapLock expands the data retention capabilities of Assentor Enterprise, empowering corporate compliance officers and IT administrators with the tools to effectively manage their organizations' growing stores of electronic records and communications to enable compliance with strict records-retention regulations such as SEC Regulation 17a-4. The synergy of both products working together helps business managers more quickly respond to demands placed on their IT environments as a result of recent regulations and gives companies peace of mind deploying two leading solutions together.

"The integration of NetApp SnapLock with iLumin Assentor Enterprise offers customers a compelling alternative to optical storage media and makes data management simpler and more cost-effective," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of partners and alliances at Network Appliance. "With SnapLock designed specifically to store and manage content to address regulatory challenges, this combined solution brings a new level of value to the Assentor Enterprise suite and to our mutual customers."

"By integrating Assentor Enterprise with SnapLock, iLumin has greatly strengthened its arsenal of storage options with a highly available, efficient, low-cost storage technology suitable for all electronic communications," said Dave Ellison, president and COO, iLumin. "iLumin continues to aggressively pursue relationships that will enhance the Assentor Enterprise product line and provide our customers with a world-class, enterprise-level archival and message management solution."

Assentor Enterprise is a comprehensive firm-wide solution that provides archiving, compliance, supervision, discovery, litigation support, and mailbox management for email and instant messages. With wide-ranging and highly flexible methods for capturing messages and attachments in real time, Assentor Enterprise can inspect, analyze and automatically trigger content-based workflows in either pre- or post-event fashion using policies established at the firm, group or individual user level. Compatible with IBM Lotus Notes, Exchange and many other popular and proprietary email services such as Bloomberg, and BondDesk, Assentor Enterprise also captures instant message flows from IBM Sametime, Akonix, FaceTime, IM Logic, IM Age, Hub IM, and OmniPod. By utilizing iLumin's advanced natural language content analysis technology, which understands the context of words and phrases within a message and creates an intelligent index of message content, firms can search for entities such as people, companies, locations, dates, and account numbers. Such capabilities are important to organization that must ensure compliance with legal, regulatory and internal requirements such as "restricted issue" provisions between conflicting business units, which are especially critical to the Financial Services industry.

Assentor Enterprise is benchmarked to process millions of messages and archive hundreds of gigabytes per day in a high availability and high performance fashion. Having been implemented using rigorous industry-leading practices regarding scalability, fault tolerance, resiliency, and business continuity, Assentor Enterprise can be deployed to meet virtually any message volume requirements while providing plenty of reserve for future growth.

Assentor Enterprise tuned for NetApp SnapLock is available for immediate delivery. For more information regarding Assentor Enterprise, please contact iLumin at or by calling +1.703.376.6073.

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 that continue to drive "The evolution of storage.™" Information about Network Appliance solutions and services is available at

About iLumin

iLumin provides world-class intelligent message surveillance, archival and management, email security, encryption, and electronic signatures products and solutions. With over 100 major implementations and over 1 million licensed users on iLumin products, iLumin is the leader in providing trusted, secure and compliant solutions for the financial, government, health care and corporate markets. iLumin investors include: DB Capital Venture Partners, MidOcean Partners, Rock Creek Capital, Softbank and Wachovia Strategic Ventures. For information about iLumin, email or call 703.376.6073.

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