SQL Server Magazine Names Network Appliance 2005 Readers' Choice Award Winner

Sunnyvale, CA - September 6, 2005 - Penton Media's SQL Server Magazine announced today that Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) was selected as the winner in the Best Content-Filtering Device category of the SQL Server Magazine Readers' Choice Awards for its NetCache product family. The NetApp Internet Access and Security (IAS) solution based on NetCache appliances provides customers with the ability to effectively utilize multiple Web security and delivery technologies within a single secure, reliable, and easy-to-manage platform. This victory demonstrates the real-world success of NetApp Web security and acceleration solutions.

"Recognition from customers in the industry is an honor and the ultimate 'seal of approval' for the NetApp NetCache product," said Michele Crockett, associate publisher, SQL Server Magazine. "The SQL Server Magazine Readers' Choice Awards started as a way for readers to choose and recommend the best technology products in the industry, and, according to our readers, NetApp has proved to be one of the best solutions in the industry."

The 2005 SQL Server Magazine Readers' Choice Awards reflect reader satisfaction with products in the categories of business intelligence products, development tools, disaster prevention/recovery, hardware, security, storage, training and certification, and SQL Server management. Readers were asked to vote on their product preferences in these categories, and their responses determined the final selection of the winners.

"NetApp is honored to receive the SQL Server Magazine Readers' Choice Award for the NetCache product line," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Products and Partners at Network Appliance. "SQL Server Magazine represents the developers, database administrators, and business intelligence architects who work hands on with SQL Server environments. This award further demonstrates our leadership within the content-delivery market and offers customer recognition that NetApp provides the most robust solution, effectively solving IT challenges with Web security and accelerating access to applications delivered across a corporate WAN."

Details on all winners of the SQL Server Magazine Readers' Choice Awards are available online at www.sqlmag.com/article/articleid/47194/47194.html

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

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