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Maxtor Delivers Secure Remote Access

LAS VEGAS -- 2008 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES), (South Hall, Booth #30659) -- Seagate (NYSE:STX) today announced at CES a free software upgrade that provides a secure and easy-to-use remote access service, empowering people to easily and securely retrieve content stored on their Maxtor(R) Shared Storage II(TM) network attached drive through any Internet browser.

Whether at home or as part of a small business network, people are recognizing the benefits of networked storage to centralize and protect data on multiple computers and across platforms. With this latest software upgrade, those with existing Maxtor Shared Storage II products will now be able to simply access and share content on their home storage device while keeping their data safe and secure.

When on the go, you can easily log into the remote access service from an Internet browser to securely access and share the files stored on the Maxtor Shared Storage II device. There are no applications to download or plug-ins required. The Maxtor Shared Storage II establishes a secure connection to the service without the need to disable firewalls, which would leave a network open and unprotected. All that is needed to access the drive from any Web browser is a username and password.

With the ever-growing dependence on access to information and digital content, whether that be multimedia content, spread sheets or business-related documents, most people will find there are times when they need to access these files remotely. Retrieving content that is on a network drive when you are not local to the network has always raised concerns about security. Previously, remote access applications required a breach in a firewall, leaving a network and your data open and vulnerable to attack.
Available in late spring, Maxtor's web access and share software upgrade, called Maxtor(R) Central Axis(TM), will enable a secure way to access content stored on a Maxtor Shared Storage II device over the Web without breaching network firewalls.

"We have entered the age of anywhere access, and people are dependent on access to information regardless of their location," said BenHur Castro, senior director of Product Line Management for Maxtor Storage Solutions.
"Our new web access and share software for Maxtor Shared Storage II is the first step to delivering on the theme of anywhere access by providing a secure and easy-to-use connection to files on your networked drive."

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