Atempo Announces Support for NetApp® Compliance Solutions

Palo Alto, Calif. - December 14, 2004 -- Atempo, Inc., a leader in information lifecycle management (ILM) strategies for data protection, today announced that its Time Navigator™ data protection software has been certified for NetApp SnapLock Compliance and SnapLock Enterprise products from Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP).

NetApp SnapLock, a component of the NetApp total enterprise compliance solution, enables companies to comply with regulatory and best-practices records-retention requirements by allowing the creation of nonrewritable, nonerasable write-once-read-many (WORM) volumes on NetApp NearStore® and FAS storage systems. This prevents critical files from being altered or deleted until a specified retention date. Because compliance data is written to disk-based nearline and primary NetApp storage, data can be accessed immediately to help meet regulatory or legal discovery requirements.

Atempo's Time Navigator data protection software delivers fast restores for heterogeneous enterprise environments. Its comprehensive set of features address today's complex enterprise challenges including disaster recovery, compliance, security and rapid data growth.

"Support of SnapLock enables Atempo's Time Navigator to meet the stringent compliance needs of the market," said Patrick Rogers, vice president, Marketing and Alliances at Network Appliance. "Time Navigator's certification with SnapLock enables unified management of data and easy retrieval of compliance data across heterogeneous storage hardware. Administrators can now seamlessly navigate backward through time to recover compliant data from any point in time instantaneously."

"By supporting NetApp SnapLock, Atempo is strengthening its integral role in information lifecycle management solutions," said John Meaney, VP/GM, North America, Asia and Alliances, "In today's environment, effective data protection software needs to be able to manage data throughout its lifecycle as it is moved across storage devices. WORM solutions like NetApp SnapLock are growing in importance as companies meet regulatory compliance demands for extended data retention periods."

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 www.netapp.com.

About Atempo
Atempo is a leader in data protection for information lifecycle management (ILM). Atempo's Time Navigator™ data protection suite delivers comprehensive data security and unparalleled recovery performance, letting users rapidly and accurately restore data from any given point in time. Time Navigator provides the infrastructure enabling enterprises to achieve their ILM objectives, including compliance with new regulatory requirements. Founded in 1992, Atempo has more than 2000 customers worldwide, with a sales and support network exceeding 100 resellers. The company's dual headquarters are in Palo Alto, Calif., and Paris, France. For more information visit: www.atempo.com.

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Atempo, Inc.
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Atempo S.A.
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Katryn McGaughey
Network Appliance, Inc.
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Boston Communications
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