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
Other TIP survey findings include the
- 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
- Enterprise customers ranked access controls
and encryption in their top five security projects for the next 12
- In the data encryption category, NetApp/Decru
security solutions ranked among the top five "in use" and "in plan"
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
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."
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:
call us at 1-212-672-0010.
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