Decru, a NetApp Company, and RSA, The Security Division of EMC, Team to Provide Enterprise Data Protection Solutions
Redwood City, Calif. - February 6, 2007
-- Decru®, a NetApp
(NASDAQ: NTAP) company, today announced a strategic partnership
agreement with RSA®, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC)
to offer joint customers enterprise data protection (EDP)
solutions. In addition, the two organizations plan to collaborate
on the development of common standards for enterprise-wide
encryption and key management.
In recent years, enterprise and government
customers have come under tremendous regulatory and business
pressure to secure sensitive and confidential data. This task has
been complicated by the nature of the enterprise infrastructure,
which incorporates a wide variety of applications, operating
systems, networks, and storage vendors. Despite the clear need for
information-centric security, enterprises have been reluctant to
create encryption deployments without a unified policy and key
management infrastructure. Decru and RSA are teaming up to directly
address this customer challenge, and RSA® Key Manager software
will be an integral part of the EDP offering to joint customers.
RSA Key Manager is a stand-alone key lifecycle management offering
that is engineered to enable businesses to control encryption keys
effectively by providing centralized, secure and simplified
administration for all applications.
Decru DataFort® security appliances
automate and simplify storage security for heterogeneous enterprise
environments. The Decru platform combines encryption,
authentication, access controls, auditing, and policy management to
provide enterprise-wide security for data at rest. Decru has made a
strong commitment to standards and interoperable solutions, notably
with the launch of the Decru OpenKey™ program in June
"We're working to accelerate our customers'
business objectives by reducing risk, helping to address federal
and state statutory and regulatory initiatives on data protection,
and protecting critical consumer, employee and partner
information," said Rick Welch, vice president and general manager,
Data Security Business Unit at RSA, The Security Division of EMC.
"Enterprises will turn to RSA to leverage our expanded set of
enterprise data protection solutions, and our commitment to bring
Decru solutions to market will enable us deliver flexibility and
choice to better meet their needs."
Suresh Vasudevan, senior vice president and
general manager at Decru, added, "We are very pleased to team with
RSA, one of the true pioneers in the information security industry.
Working together, RSA and Decru can provide joint customers with
best-in-class enterprise data protection solutions to solve their
toughest data security challenges."
Decru, a NetApp company, is the leader in storage security. Decru
solutions enable enterprise-wide secure data management, and
address critical business requirements including privacy,
regulatory compliance, and intellectual property protection. Decru
provides security solutions to many of the world's largest
enterprise and government customers.
"Safe Harbor" Statement under U.S.
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995" The statement
regarding RSA and Decru offering joint enterprise data protection
(EDP) solutions and RSA and Decru collaborating on standards are
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking
statements include any statements regarding future events or the
future financial performance of Decru or Network Appliance, Inc.
that involves risks or uncertainties. In evaluating these
statements readers should specifically consider various factors
that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from
those indicated, including, without limitation, ability of RSA and
third parties to deliver products and components on a timely basis,
customer demand for products and services, customer acceptance of
product architectures, increased competition, and other important
factors as described in Network Appliance, Inc. reports and
documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including its most recently submitted 10-K and