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Quantum to Resell Decru DataFort Storage Security Appliances

  • 04 April, 2006 17:07

<p>Solution Provides Comprehensive Security for Backup Data;
Companies to Collaborate on Key Management and Encryption Technology</p>
<p>Sydney, AUSTRALIA — 4 April 2006 Quantum Corp. a global leader in storage, and Decru, a NetApp company, today announced a reseller agreement that enables Quantum to resell Decru DataFort™ storage security appliances. Under the agreement, customers benefit from comprehensive storage security that can be integrated seamlessly into a new or existing backup infrastructure without degrading performance or increasing backup windows. In addition, the companies plan to collaborate on key management and encryption technology to further enhance Quantum’s security offerings.</p>
<p>By combining Decru DataFort appliances and Quantum tape libraries with native management and security features, customers gain a scalable, high-performance storage infrastructure to help them address compliance requirements and provide data privacy. The Decru storage security platform offers security that can be extended uniformly across heterogeneous environments, including multiple vendors, new and legacy devices, and enterprise-wide storage platforms such as NAS, DAS, iSCSI, SAN, Fibre Channel Tape, and SCSI Tape.</p>
<p>"We are pleased to see Quantum taking a leadership position in delivering security solutions to its customers," said Jon Oltsik, senior security analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "By providing multiple security options with enterprise-grade scalability and key management, the Decru and Quantum bundle creates a compelling solution that can address heterogeneous storage environments."</p>
<p>In December, Quantum announced a multi-layered security framework for data stored on standalone tape drives, tape cartridges, and tape automation and disk-based backup systems. This framework encompasses three types of controls, including those governing physical access, administrative access and data access. Quantum is incorporating these controls into a range of robust offerings. The first of these, DLTSage™ Tape Security, is a unique solution designed to prevent unauthorised access to data on tape cartridges and is particularly valuable in the event tapes are lost or stolen. At no additional cost to customers, this feature recently began shipping in the company’s newest DLT® tape drives, the DLT-S4 and DLT-V4, and is supported in its tape automation systems. DLTSage Tape Security complements the Decru DataFort appliances Quantum will resell under its agreement with Decru.</p>
<p>Decru DataFort storage security appliances deliver the best support for encryption of data at rest, combining wire-speed encryption and compression, authentication, and centralised key management in an easy-to-deploy appliance. Quantum will offer Decru DataFort FC-series and S-series appliances, including DataFort FC1020, the industry’s first 10-port tape encryption appliance. DataFort FC1020 supports total encryption and compression throughput of 10 Gbps with cluster support of up to 48 ports, providing scalability to handle even the largest enterprise storage environments. Leveraging its world class support organisation, Quantum will provide first call technical support for Decru products, working closely with Decru to provide seamless customer service.</p>
<p>Decru appliances can be deployed either in-line or fabric-attached, enabling each DataFort appliance to support multiple hosts and storage devices. Decru DataFort appliances have been tested with all major backup applications, and offer easy scalability as enterprise requirements change. Decru Lifetime Key Management™ system leverages the DataFort FIPS 140-2 Level 3 secure hardware to safely automate the archiving, recovery, and sharing of encryption keys, providing a centralised infrastructure to ensure data is recoverable over time and across the enterprise.</p>
<p>Building defence in depth to secure sensitive data continues to be a primary focus for enterprises and government organisations alike. In recent years, enterprises have centralised terabytes of data into networked storage environments. At the same time, compliance and disaster recovery requirements have led companies to create multiple replicated copies of data on disk and tape. These trends have reduced risks related to data availability but have dramatically increased risks related to security and privacy. In light of new privacy regulations and disclosure laws and recent high-profile security breaches, securing those terabytes of sensitive data at rest has become a top priority.</p>
<p>"Our customers are demanding security solutions for their heterogeneous storage environments and we wanted to provide them with a range of products which could meet their diverse needs," said Rob Pickell, vice president of worldwide marketing for Quantum. "The Decru DataFort appliance has emerged as the leading storage security platform in the industry, enabling customers to avoid making tradeoffs among security, simplicity and performance."</p>
<p>"Customers choose Quantum for their product innovation, the superior value they provide, and their outstanding customer support," said Kevin Brown, vice president of marketing, Decru. "Quantum is making it easy for customers to integrate security into their backup process. We look forward to working together to help our customers achieve success."</p>
<p>Availability</p>
<p>Decru DataFort FC1020, FC520H, FC525, and S110 appliances and the Decru Lifetime Key Management system are available immediately from Quantum through its extensive channel network of distribution and reseller partners.</p>
<p>About Decru
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, intellectual property protection, and internal controls. Decru provides security solutions to many of the world's largest enterprise and government customers.</p>
<p>About Quantum
Quantum Corp., a global leader in storage, delivers highly reliable backup, recovery and archive solutions that meet demanding requirements for data integrity and availability with superior price/performance and comprehensive service and support. Quantum offers customers of all sizes an unparalleled range of solutions, from leading tape drive and media technologies, autoloaders and libraries to disk-based backup systems. Quantum is the world’s largest volume supplier of both tape drives and tape automation and has pioneered the development of disk-based systems optimised for backup and recovery. Quantum Corp., 1650 Technology Drive, Suite 700, San Jose, CA 95110, (408) 944-4000, www.quantum.com.</p>
<p>Press Contacts:</p>
<p>Mark Heers
Director Marketing and Alliance
Network Appliance
(61 2) 9979 5623
mheers@netapp.com</p>
<p>Anastasia Jones
Max Australia
+612 9954 3492
anastasia.jones@maxaustralia.com.au</p>
<p>Quantum, the Quantum logo, DLT and DLTtape are trademarks of Quantum Corporation registered in the United States and other countries. DLTSage is a trademark of Quantum Corporation. Decru is a registered trademark and Decru DataFort and Lifetime Key Management are trademarks of Decru, a NetApp company. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Quantum Corporation’s "Safe Harbor" Statement under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, without limitation, statements relating to 1) Quantum’s and the Decru future business relationship, 2) customer benefits from using Quantum’s data security solutions and 3) customer demand for and Quantum’s future sales of such solutions, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. As a result, actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained herein. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described herein include, but are not limited to, operational difficulties, unforeseen technological limitations, unexpected material deviation in product operation, potential future changes in Quantum’s business strategy and unanticipated changes in customers’ needs or requirements. More detailed information about these risk factors, and additional risk factors, are set forth in Quantum's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations -- Risk Factors," on pages 44 to 54 in Quantum’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on February 2, 2006 and on pages 32 to 42 in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 8, 2005; and those described in any subsequently filed reports. Such reports contain and identify important factors that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statement</p>

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