Dataguise Joins the NetApp Alliance Partner Program

<em>Collaboration will provide customers with best-of-breed solutions for secure application testing and development to enable fast, efficient and safe sharing of enterprise data in non-production environments</em>

Fremont, CA-September 21, 2010-Dataguise™ (www.dataguise.com), a leading innovator of security solutions for protecting sensitive data across the enterprise, today announced it has joined the NetApp Alliance Partner Program as an Advantage Alliance Partner. The collaboration between Dataguise and NetApp will allow customers to quickly generate production data for test and development and distribute it safely and efficiently. Both companies' solutions deploy quickly into any environment and provide enterprises with a higher level of security during the application development process regardless of where it is conducted --overseas, in-house, etc.

To remain competitive, enterprises need the ability to leverage their production data to support key business processes such as application development, testing, QA and business analysis. One factor that makes this objective challenging from a risk management and compliance perspective is that these same applications house the organization's most sensitive data. Personally identifiable information (PII), customer credit card numbers and expiration dates, patient health information, etc., all have the potential for serious consequences for the organization if they are disclosed through carelessness or a breach event.

By implementing the end-to-end solutions jointly offered by Dataguise and NetApp, enterprises are able to address these risk management and compliance issues and improve their overall security posture in a matter of days. Since Dataguise DgDiscover™ and DgMasker™ solutions integrate with NetApp® SnapMirror® and FlexClone® data replication software, the products work together to efficiently share production data for non-production use while transparently protecting sensitive information from disclosure.

Dataguise solutions automate the process of protecting sensitive data and support compliance initiatives by improving accountability and limiting sensitive data to controlled systems and environments. NetApp solutions accelerate the workflows associated with supporting key business processes requiring access to production data. The collaboration between both companies provides enterprises with a comprehensive sensitive-data protection solution to help protect application development without compromising efficiency.

"Dataguise has demonstrated that its DgDiscover and DgMasker solutions can effectively identify, locate and mask sensitive application data to help our customers improve their overall security posture," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions and Alliances, NetApp. "Together, NetApp and Dataguise can provide customers with the tools needed to support and help protect key business processes, reduce risk and meet compliance regulations without negatively impacting production systems."

"By joining forces with NetApp, we help organizations to safely and efficiently leverage their enterprise data for Data Warehousing, Development, Test and QA, as well as to share data with other business units and partners," said Allan Thompson, EVP of Operations at Dataguise. "Using Dataguise's innovative, risk-based data protection solutions together with NetApp's world-class storage solutions helps enterprises secure the application development process, without compromising efficiency or effectiveness. We look forward to continuing our partnership with NetApp and working with them on future collaborative technology offerings."

Dataguise will be conducting on-site meetings and demonstrations of its DgMasker and DgDiscover solutions in the NetApp booth #1501 (Moscone South), during Oracle OpenWorld, September 19-23, 2010, in San Francisco.

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About the NetApp Alliance Partner Program
The NetApp Alliance Partner Program provides qualified infrastructure and application providers with access to NetApp solutions, software development kits, technical support, training, certification, product information, and marketing and sales assistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breed partner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage. Additional information on the NetApp Alliance Partner Program is available at www.netapp.com/alliances.

About Dataguise
Dataguise helps organizations safely leverage their enterprise data with a comprehensive risk-based data protection solution. By automatically locating sensitive data, transparently protecting it with high performance Masking on-Demand™, and providing actionable intelligence to managers, Dataguise improves data risk management, operational efficiencies and regulatory compliance costs. For more information, call 510-824-1036 or visit www.dataguise.com.

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