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NetApp Joins Oracle Enterprise Security and GRC Initiative

  • 17 June, 2008 11:31

<p>SYDNEY, Australia – 17 June 2008 – To help customers further address their encryption needs, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) has joined the Oracle Enterprise Security and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Initiative. By working closely with Oracle, NetApp will be better positioned to offer Oracle customers its proven NetApp® Lifetime Key ManagementTM technology, helping them meet regulatory compliance requirements and protect intellectual property.</p>
<p>Enterprises today face a growing array of compliance requirements such as PCI, HIPAA, SB1386, and the EU Data Directive. In addition to external pressure from regulations, organisations also face internal drivers to protect intellectual property and other sensitive information. Recent publicised instances of enterprises losing data have only heightened the importance of maintaining secure corporate databases. NetApp is helping to address this important customer issue by expanding the reach of its established Lifetime Key Management system, a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified hardware-based key management system with which customers can centrally and securely store, back up, and replicate cryptographic keys.</p>
<p>Available to select members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork who deliver security and/or compliance solutions or services complementary to Oracle's, the Oracle Enterprise Security and GRC Initiative creates a partner ecosystem offering world-class, integrated, comprehensive solutions and services for access control, data protection and privacy, and compliance management, based on Oracle® applications and infrastructure software.</p>
<p>“NetApp and Oracle share a long-standing relationship and, as a result, numerous joint customers,” said Vipin Samar, vice president of Database Security, Oracle. “We look forward to working with NetApp to integrate their key management products with Oracle Database 11g™ and the transparent data encryption capabilities of the Oracle Advanced Security option to meet our customers’ key management requirements.”</p>
<p>“Enterprises today must integrate and manage encryption capabilities from many sources, and our customers have made it clear that unified security is a priority for them,” said Tim Russell, vice president and general manager of the Archive, Compliance, and Storage Security business unit at NetApp. “NetApp is pleased to work with Oracle on enterprise security and GRC initiatives to offer joint customers a proven key management system to address their security and compliance needs.”</p>
<p>About NetApp OpenKey and Lifetime Key Management</p>
<p>The NetApp Lifetime Key Management system offers a secure, automated, customer-proven platform to manage encryption keys from NetApp DataFort storage security appliances as well as keys generated by other encryption systems. Lifetime Key Management is highly scalable, and supports distributed deployments over time and across an enterprise. The NetApp OpenKey™ API provides an interface so third-party encryption systems can leverage Lifetime Key Management across various geographical locations, making it easier to deploy advanced security for distributed databases, including Oracle Database 11g. For more information on NetApp Lifetime Key Management, visit www.netapp.com/us/products/storage-systems/lifetime-key/.</p>
<p>About the Oracle Enterprise Security and Governance, Risk, and Compliance Initiative</p>
<p>The Enterprise Security and GRC Initiative is one of the first global technology vendor and service provider initiatives of its kind. The initiative will help partners further develop and promote their unique value-added products and services that are critical to meeting customer requirements. Available to select members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork who deliver security and/or compliance solutions or services complementary to Oracle's, the initiative helps create a partner ecosystem offering world-class, integrated, comprehensive solutions and services for access control, data protection and privacy and compliance management, based on Oracle Applications and technology. For more information, visit www.oracle.com/corporate/press/2007_nov/11-8-07-grcpartnerstrat.html.</p>
<p>About NetApp</p>
<p>NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost efficiency. Discover NetApp’s passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.</p>
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<p>NetApp, the NetApp logo, Go further, faster, Lifetime Key Management, and OpenKey are trademarks or registered trademarks of NetApp, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Oracle is a registered trademark and Oracle11g is a trademark of Oracle Corporation. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.</p>
<p>Press contact</p>
<p>Gabriel Wong</p>
<p>Max Australia</p>
<p>+612 9954 3492</p>
<p>Gabriel.wong@maxaustralia.com.au</p>

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