Regulus Group Secures Data for One in Four Fortune 50 Customers with Decru

Redwood City, Calif. - January 9, 2007 -- Decru, a NetApp company (NASDAQ: NTAP), today announced that Regulus Group, the largest independent bill presentment and remittance company in the U.S., has selected Decru DataFort® storage security appliances to protect sensitive and regulated client data from unauthorized access. Decru DataFort FC-Series appliances and the Decru® Lifetime Key Management™ system have been deployed to encrypt all data stored in both SAN and tape backup infrastructures.

"Regulus Group handles data from companies around the globe, including one in four of the Fortune 50. We view it as our responsibility to be in compliance with any mandates that our customers face," said Jeff Dalton, technical operating officer for Regulus Group. "Decru is a pioneer and leader in the field of storage security, and the company's team worked closely with us to deploy a successful encryption project. Decru uniquely met our requirements for performance and ease of management, and provided us a common platform to secure data across our heterogeneous storage environment."

Regulus Group's requirements point to an interesting trend in cascading compliance. Increasingly, organizations that provide data services are being asked to meet the same security and compliance requirements as those governing their clients. Because a data breach at any stage of the supply chain can cause brand damage and regulatory penalties, these requirements are increasingly cascaded through contractual obligations and service level agreements. For service providers who manage multiple clients within a shared computing infrastructure, the need to securely compartmentalize data while controlling costs creates additional challenges.

Regulus's customers represent leading companies from virtually every industry. As a result, the company is impacted by a broad range of regulations, including HIPAA, GLBA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and the disclosure laws now in place in a majority of U.S. states. Not surprisingly, Regulus received requests from many of its customers to help protect their data with strong encryption.

Regulus's primary requirements for an encryption solution included performance, strong key management, and ease of use. It was also critical to have a solution that could work across a storage environment comprised of many different operating systems and vendor platforms. To simplify management, Regulus chose to encrypt all its data on disk and tape, rather than manage an ongoing data-classification project.

"With identity theft at an all-time high, organizations are rethinking their strategies for defending their sensitive data assets," said Suresh Vasudevan, senior vice president and general manager of Decru. "Regulus has taken an aggressive leadership role in protecting its customers' data, and we are very pleased to support these efforts."

Decru provides the industry's only unified platform for securing data at rest across the enterprise. DataFort appliances protect the application and storage infrastructure with a layer of wire-speed encryption, authentication, access controls, and enterprise-wide key management. Customers can deploy DataFort appliances transparently in NAS, DAS, FC SAN, IP SAN, and tape backup environments, with no changes to servers, desktops, applications, or user workflow.

About Regulus
Headquartered in Napa, California, Regulus ( is the leading U.S. outsourcer and integrated provider of bill presentment and payment processing, servicing nearly 2 billion paper and electronic items annually for Fortune 500 customers. Regulus provides an end-to-end solution covering every aspect of a transaction from the point when a corporation releases a billing file for invoicing to the posting of the associated paper or electronic payment, and thereafter in the support of customer care and collections. By exploiting the data from the total transaction, Regulus offers unique, value added services that provide measurable results with a positive impact across the payment cycle.

About Decru
Decru, a NetApp company (NASDAQ: NTAP), is the leader in storage security. Decru solutions enable enterprise-wide secure data management, and address critical business requirements including privacy, regulatory compliance, intellectual property protection, and internal controls.

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