Hifn Demos Unified Storage Platform

Hifn to demonstrate a unified storage platform at Intel Developer Forum 2008

August 19, 2008

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LOS GATOS, Calif. -- Hifn (NASDAQ: HIFN), the catalyst behind storage and networking innovation, will demonstrate a Unified Storage Platform, highlighting the consolidation of multiple Enterprise-class storage applications onto a single high-performance storage system at the Intel Developer Forum 2008, August 19-21 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco, Booth #136. The Unified Storage demonstration reflects the benefits and opportunities available to Hifn customers, as an affiliate member of the Intel® Embedded Communications Alliance (Intel® ECA), which brings together market-leading technologies and third party solutions using Intel® architecture.

The Unified Storage platform demonstration combines key storage applications such as high-performance de-duplication, continuous data protection, back-up and secure distributed file services (DFS) all based on an Intel® 5100 MCH Chipset platform. The power of Intel architecture enables the Unified Storage Platform to support multiple storage applications on one platform. The purpose of a Unified Storage Platform is to eliminate the need for multiple single function storage devices thus freeing up space in the data center, reducing power consumption and cooling requirements, simplifying management, and significantly reducing total cost of ownership. The Unified Storage Platform as a solution is ideal for small- to medium-sized enterprises, and remote and distributed offices, as it provides Enterprise-class storage capabilities in an easy-to-manage, high-performance platform.

The Unified Storage demonstration combines key enabling Intel technology as well as Hifn’s Applied Services Processors and Express family of PCIe based cards. By supporting Intel® QuickAssist Technology, Hifn’s family of card accelerators provides system vendors using Intel® architecture with significantly improved time to market advantages. The demonstration also utilizes the power of an Intel 5100 MCH Chipset platform, which features Intel® quad-core processors, Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT), Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology (Intel® I/OAT) and high-performance PCIe*. Hifn’s Applied Services Processors (ASPs) and Express family of cards off-load the computational intensive functions of encryption, compression, and hashing for security, and data-reduction and -de-duplication features. The continuous data protection and back up functions are supported by Microsoft’s DPM* and Symantec’s NetBackup* respectively.

“We are showing a new storage platform that is enabled through the processing power of Intel architecture and the purpose-built, hardware-advantaged capabilities from Hifn,” said Russell Dietz, VP and CTO at Hifn. “This demonstration is an example of how our support for the Intel® QuickAssist Technology initiative brings together complementary technology for the benefit of innovation.”

Hifn Inc.

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