NetApp and Decru Recognized as Top Choice for Storage Security among Fortune 1000 According to TheInfoPro

Redwood City, Calif. - March 26, 2007 -- Decru®, a NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) company, today announced that its storage security solutions have been ranked number one in a poll of Fortune 1000 firms conducted by research firm TheInfoPro (TIP). The TIP Information Security Wave 8 Study, released in February 2007, incorporates in-depth interviews of approximately 150 Fortune 1000 and 60 midsize enterprise decision-makers. According to TIP, respondents cited NetApp, incorporating Decru solutions, as the number one storage security vendor "in use" and "in plan" for purchase.*

Other TIP survey findings include the following:

  • The NetApp combined "in use" and "in plan" rating was more than three times higher than the nearest direct competitor solution for storage security. The storage security category includes technology elements such as access controls, file, block and tape encryption, auditing and permanent data deletion.
  • Enterprise customers ranked access controls and encryption in their top five security projects for the next 12 months.
  • In the data encryption category, NetApp/Decru security solutions ranked among the top five "in use" and "in plan" vendor offerings.

Bill Trussell, managing director of information security for TheInfoPro, said, "Storage security has emerged as an important category for TheInfoPro's TIPNetwork of Fortune 1000 users, and end users are getting savvier about requirements such as enterprise-wide interoperability, access controls and key management. The results of Information Security Wave 8 show Decru solutions in a clear market leadership position for enterprise storage security."

In recent years, enterprise and government customers have come under tremendous regulatory and business pressure to secure confidential customer data and intellectual property. This task has been complicated by the nature of the enterprise data infrastructure, which incorporates a wide variety of applications, operating systems, networks, and storage vendors.

Decru is the first and only vendor to offer a full range of storage security appliances, enabling a unified security approach across legacy and new storage systems including NAS, DAS, IP SAN, Fibre Channel SAN, and tape backup environments. Decru solutions, including Decru DataFort® security appliances and the Decru Lifetime Key Management™ system, 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.

"A lot of vendors are offering new encryption features, and that's good, but enterprise customers are increasingly looking to the experts to get storage security right," said Kevin Brown, vice president of marketing at Decru, a NetApp Company. "We're pleased that TheInfoPro's research findings match our own experience in the market. We feel that the unique advantages of Decru - strong financial backing, broad product portfolio, and support for multivendor environments - provide customers the best solutions to meet their long-term storage security needs from a proven storage security leader."
About TheInfoPro

TheInfoPro (TIP) is the only independent research network for the Information Technology (IT) industry. TheInfoPro, the "voice of the customer," helps IT professionals, technology providers, and the financial community, make sound decisions on technology, business strategies and investments. Through a peer network of over 900 of the world's largest buyers and users of IT including Citigroup, FedEx, McGraw-Hill, MasterCard, Pfizer, Vodafone, PepsiCo, JPMorgan Chase, and Harvard University, TheInfoPro delivers detailed budget, vendor performance and technology data without spin or bias. Since 2001, TheInfoPro has been helping clients exceed their business potential. For more information or to join the TIPNetwork visit: or call us at 1-212-672-0010.

About Decru
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.

*Methodology note: TheInfoPro Wave 8 Study aggregates all end-user responses, including product names and sub-brands, under the parent company brand. Decru is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Network Appliance, Inc., and results included within TIP's study are consolidated under the NetApp name per TIP practice.