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NTP Software Partners with Decru, a NetApp Company, To Deliver Simplicity in the Complex Storage Management Puzzle

NTP Software®, first in the control and management of unstructured data, today announced that the company has partnered with Decru, a NetApp company (NASDAQ: NTAP), to offer joint customers an integrated data management and security solution. Organizations will have the ability to control and manage their data storage at the enterprise level while simultaneously enjoying the advanced protection of Decru® encryption and key management. The companies are working together to enable product interoperability and seamless product integration in customer environments.

A myriad of drivers including data proliferation, regulatory compliance, and brand protection, are driving organizations to erase the line between storage and security. The ultimate customer goal is a storage management system which allows only legitimate files to be stored and protected from unauthorized access. Many organizations face the challenge of integrating complex, independent systems to work together as one system. Together, Decru and NTP Software are creating the solution that meets this challenge.

Decru DataFort® security appliances automate and simplify storage security for heterogeneous enterprise environments. The Decru platform combines encryption, key management, authentication, access controls, auditing, and policy management to provide enterprise-wide security for data at rest.

NTP Software delivers on the front end by guaranteeing that only legitimate business files enter the environment. The advanced file-blocking technology in NTP Software QFS® allows organizations to extend the life of their existing hardware and lower the total cost of their storage by controlling what types of data end users are allowed to store, how long data files remain in the environment, and, ultimately, how much storage end users can consume.

“We are extremely excited about our alliance with Decru,” stated Bruce Backa, CEO, NTP Software. “The synergy between NTP Software QFS and Decru DataFort storage security appliances will greatly benefit our customers by allowing them to implement an enterprise-class data security solution while maintaining complete control over their storage environment. It’s becoming very important for corporations not only to control excessive demand for storage and protect the quality of their resources, but also have the right applications in place to secure their vital data assets.”

“Storage and security concerns are becoming inseparable, and it’s important that vendors work together to make this transition as painless as possible,” said Kevin Brown, vice president for Decru. “Controlling what you store is as important as storing it securely, and Decru is pleased to work with NTP Software to enable the seamless interoperability between our solutions.”

The joint solution is currently deployed in beta in mutual customer environments, and is expected for general availability in the 2007 summer timeframe.

About Decru
Decru, a NetApp company, is the trusted leader in storage security. Decru solutions enable enterprise-wide secure data management and address critical business requirements, including privacy, regulatory compliance, intellectual property protection, and internal controls. Decru provides security solutions to many of the world’s largest enterprise and government customers. For more information, please visit

About NTP Software
Founded in 1994, NTP Software is the worldwide leader in the control and analysis of storage. We create platform-independent products that enable our customers to control and manage their storage environments.

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“Safe Harbor” Statement under U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995” The statement regarding the availability of a joint NTP and Decru solution in the 2007 summer timeframe is a forward-looking statement 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 NTP 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 10-Q.