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NTP Software CEO Elected Vice Chairman of SNIA Storage Security Subcommittee

NTP Software®, the worldwide leader in File Data Management, today announced that its CEO, Bruce Backa, has been elected as Vice Chairman of the storage security subcommittee for the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), a not-for-profit organization responsible for the development of storage solution specifications and technologies, global standards and storage education. Backa begins his term January 2, 2014.

From vendors to channel partners to end users, SNIA’s 400 member companies are dedicated to providing the industry with a high level of knowledge exchange and thought leadership. The goal of the organization is to promote acceptance, deployment and confidence in storage-related architectures, systems, services and technologies across IT and business communities. Backa will be the Vice Chairman of the Storage Security Industry Forum (SSIF), a SNIA subcommittee that brings together storage and security professionals, security practitioners and academics to contribute to a better understanding of storage security and how it applies to organizations.

Backa, recognized as Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, founded NTP Software nearly 20 years ago. He has also held CTO positions at the international insurance and financial services firm AIG and the American Stock Exchange. He has several U.S. and international patents related to data management, and was awarded the Kemeny Prize in Computing from Dartmouth College.

“SNIA is the one global industry committee that matters and I consider the opportunity to vice chair the subcommittee that deals with issues relating to security an important one,” said Bruce Backa, CEO of NTP Software. “Because security is such an important part of today’s storage ecosystem, I look forward to serving in this role to better define, design and drive key management initiatives to better protect and secure business-critical information.”

NTP Software products provide improved security and efficiency with groundbreaking options to control access to file data, support corporate governance and regulatory compliance, and respond quickly to litigation and audits. Its newest release, Universal File Access™ (UFA), allows end users to create and interact safely and securely with an organization’s file data via any device from any Internet or cell phone-enabled location. UFA ensures that any intellectual property generated by employees is fully secured and treated the same, whether it originates in the office, at home or on the road.

About NTP Software

Founded in 1994, NTP Software is the worldwide leader in the management and control of unstructured data. Every day, more than 20 million users work with storage resources managed by NTP Software’s technology. NTP Software gives organizations control of their file data by providing the solutions needed to understand, manage, move, and secure file data completely. NTP Software delivers a single, cross-platform solution across a customer’s entire file data storage environment: from managing individual files and users to an entire global enterprise with hundreds of systems and dozens of sites. For more information please see