Solix Technologies, Inc. Joins the Network Appliance™ Partner Program

Sunnyvale, Calif. - June 25, 2007 -- Solix Technologies Inc., a globally recognized provider of enterprise data management solutions for information lifecycle management and compliance, today announced its membership in the NetApp® (NASDAQ:NTAP) Partner Program as an Advantage Partner. Solix Technologies is collaborating with NetApp to tightly integrate the Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite (Solix EDMS) with NetApp replication, cloning, and secondary storage technology to help customers:

  • Reduce the costs and complexity involved in creating production clones for test and development;
  • Combine Solix's data masking capabilities with NetApp FlexClone® technology to eliminate the risk of exposing confidential information in database copies;
  • Enhance the speed and efficiency of combining Solix's advanced subsetting and security tools with NetApp leading replication technology to create production copies in less than one hour.

This would allow organizations to automatically create database copies while masking sensitive data in non-production environments for improved security, faster test and development cycles, and reduced storage costs. The Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite of software enables organizations to discover, classify, and manage structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data. End users can easily implement tiered storage strategies while securing, managing, and auditing confidential data for compliance and information governance. Solix partners with the leading application and storage providers to provide integrated solutions for today's heterogeneous environments.

"Joining the Network Appliance Partner Program is an important milestone in the history of our company, as the combination of the unique cloning and replication technology of NetApp and Solix's Enterprise Metadata Manager with the Data Security module allows us to solve the problem of protecting confidential information in non-production databases," said Sai Gundavelli, founder/CEO, Solix Technologies Inc.

With as much as half of an enterprise's confidential data residing in ERP/CRM and custom applications, according to the Enterprise Strategy Group, organizations need to make these environments secure for the multiple copies of the production database that are made for quality assurance (QA), standby, training, and new application development. By combining the Solix Secure Test and Development solution with NetApp replication and cloning technology, enterprises can automatically replicate production instances, make subsets of their production instance, and mask sensitive data before releasing for testing and development.

"One of the goals of the NetApp Partner Program is to work with companies that have a shared vision of addressing the storage and data infrastructure needs of today's complex enterprise environments," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing at Network Appliance, Inc. "NetApp is focused on bringing customers unmatched simplicity. Solix's membership in the NetApp Partner Program means that our customers will benefit from simplifying and securing their database cloning environments."

About the NetApp Partner Program
The NetApp 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 Partner Program is available at http://partners.netapp.com/

About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a leading provider of innovative data management solutions that simplify the complexity of storing, managing, protecting, and retaining enterprise data. Market leaders around the world choose NetApp to help them reduce cost, minimize risk, and adapt to change. For solutions that deliver unmatched simplicity and value, visit us on the Web at www.netapp.com.

About Solix Technologies
Solix Technologies, Inc. is a recognized global provider of enterprise data management solutions for
information lifecycle management and compliance. The Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite of software enables organizations to discover, classify, and manage structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data, and easily implement tiered storage strategies while securing, managing, and auditing confidential data for compliance and information governance. Solix partners with the leading application and storage providers to provide integrated solutions for today's heterogeneous environments. With an extensive global client base, including many Fortune 500 companies, Solix is considered a pioneer in providing a complete infrastructure platform to manage data across all segments (application, e-mail, and documents) in an enterprise. For more information please visit http://www.solix.com or call 888-GO-SOLIX.

Press Contacts:
Angela Sanfilippo
Solix Technologies, Inc.
408.406.6991
angela.sanfilippo@solix.com

Nathan Phillips
Network Appliance, Inc.
408.822.7284
nathanp@netapp.com