NetApp Data Encryption Ahead of the Pack with Common Criteria EAL 4+ Certification

Sunnyvale, Calif. - March 12, 2009 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that its storage security platform, NetApp® DataFort, and its key management solution, Lifetime Key Management™ (LKM), achieved the International Standard Organization's Common Criteria (CC) EAL 4+ certification. With this certification, NetApp's storage security solutions now provide customers with the highest level of data encryption certification from any storage vendor.

Specifically, NetApp received independent CC EAL 4+ certifications for its NetApp DataFort FC 520v2 series platform and for its LKM release 2.5.1, making DataFort the only solution in its product category to carry this certification.

In addition to CC EAL 4+ certification, the NetApp DataFort platform is also FIPS 140-2 level 3 certified, providing strong 256 AES bit encryption keys. With NetApp DataFort, customers can easily apply this industry-leading level of encryption to heterogeneous storage environments supporting tape or disk from multiple vendors. This strong and simple encryption protects data for its entire lifecycle, regardless of length, using customizable encryption policies.

"The Common Criteria EAL 4+ certification singles out NetApp as the leader in data security," said Tim Russell, vice president and general manager of Archiving, Compliance, and Security Solutions at NetApp. "Having the strongest encryption in the industry validates our approach and makes NetApp the best investment for data security."

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