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Hifn Unveils Storage OEM Solution

LOS GATOS, Calif. -- Hifn(TM) (NASDAQ:HIFN), the catalyst behind storage and networking innovation, today introduced industry's first turnkey Unified IP Software solution bundled with an Express data security acceleration card. The new Unified Storage OEM Bundle enables OEMs and systems integrators to quickly enter the fast-growing iSCSI market by transforming open-system, third-party disk arrays into intelligent iSCSI storage appliances. Hifn will offer its new software bundle in addition to its already well recognized iSCSI IP SAN appliances. Hifn made the announcement at Storage Networking World Spring 2008 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Booth #1200.


Hifn's new Unified Storage OEM Bundle combines the company's Express DS250/255 data acceleration card with the award-winning Swarm(TM) iSCSI software, featuring advanced management and security features, such as unified iSCSI SAN and NAS storage, integrated hardware data encryption to protect sensitive company data and meet regulatory compliance standards, and built-in data protection features, including point-in-time snapshots and local and remote data replication. The Hifn bundled solution is tuned for the specific needs of SMB customers, leveraging industry-leading ease of use with a robust feature set that eliminates the cost and complexity of adding third-party applications in order to provide essential storage services, creating a complete go-to-market solution. With the customer-proven Unified Storage OEM Bundle, OEMs and systems integrators now have a high-value, low-cost platform that eliminates time-to-market and development roadblocks for expanding their reach into the iSCSI market.

"The customer response to Hifn's Swarm iSCSI technology has been overwhelming in its praise for the ease-of-use and comprehensive feature set so it makes good sense for us to open up a new channel to bring this technology to the SMB and SME community," said John Matze, Vice President of Business Development at Hifn. "The value proposition of the Unified Storage OEM Bundle is compelling with a field-validated iSCSI platform from a vendor that genuinely understands the needs of SMB users with advanced functionality that they can't acquire anywhere else."

Hifn Inc.