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Security Program Redefines Enterprise Security

December 6th, 2005

In response to an unprecedented number of high-profile security breaches, Network Appliance unveiled its Uncompromised Security program that challenges the status quo of data security and ensures better industry solutions to the enterprise.

The release of the program comes in the wake of security breaches and incidents, viruses and hacking attacks. In addition, the program ensures enterprises to maintain compliance with government and industry regulations, such as Sarbanes-Oxley, Health Information Portability and Accountability Act.

“The list of security issues plaguing the enterprise is endless and costly,” said Jon Oltsik, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “As threats increase, enterprises must consider a comprehensive security strategy from the edge to the data center or face the inevitable consequences.”

The uncompromised security program redefines enterprise security with two new approaches.

First, while most security solutions focus on the network perimeter or specific devices, the program approach provides strong protection for data, regardless of its location or its storage device.

Second, the program provides IT directors the option to trade off performance, high availability and simplicity when they make a decision to deploy security solutions.

“The accepted definition of data security is alarmingly weak,” said Jay Kidd, senior vice president and general manager of the emerging products group at Network Appliance.

“Just read the newspaper. Virtually every day, there’s another story on a virus, spyware, internal data theft, identity theft, or a hacking incident. In our work developing security solutions, Network Appliance has realized that enterprises and consumers are settling for unacceptable security, either because their vendor is not providing a full solution or because they fear compromising their business performance. But they don’t have to settle. The age of uncompromised security is here.”

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