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Hifn Speeds Data De-dupe

LOS GATOS, Calif. -- Hifn (NASDAQ: HIFN), the catalyst behind storage and networking innovation, today introduced the industry’s first hardware-accelerated, data de-duplication platform - a simple turnkey, drop-in solution - that combines unprecedented ‘de-dupe’ performance with a fast time-to-market advantage. Hifn’s family of De-Dupe Accelerators are designed to make it fast and easy for OEMs, system builders and system integrators currently selling data de-duplication solutions as well as vendors who are considering bringing data de-duplication products to market to gain a competitive advantage.

Hifn customers wishing to be fast to market with hardware-accelerated de-duplication for storage devices, such as NAS, can use the new De-Dupe Accelerator family of products combined with standard servers to create robust, real-time de-duplication solutions. OEMs looking to optimize and differentiate their current de-duplication solutions can now simply and easily upgrade their current customer base with the latest in hardware acceleration technology.

The new Hifn De-Dupe Accelerator 250 and 255 are the first products in a family of data de-duplication solutions that extend Hifn’s leadership in accelerating capacity optimization and data security solutions. The De-Dupe Accelerator 250 and 255 includes the company’s Express DR 250 PCI card and the Express DR 255 PCI-Express card, respectively, for off-loading and accelerating the data de-duplication function. The Hifn De-Dupe Accelerator products also include the new Hifn De-Dupe Accelerator software that provides an additional de-duplication performance boost with an innovative approach to indexing and unique “fingerprinting” capabilities.

“Hifn’s hardware-acceleration advantage supports real-time, data de-duplication processing, an absolute requirement for deploying data de-duplication into a wide range of storage environments,” said John Matze, vice president of systems engineering, Hifn. “Other solutions are typically limited to post-processing de-duplication, requiring the data to first be written to disk and then removing redundancies after the fact. And, as more and more corporations implement de-duplication techniques, performance will be an issue.”

Hifn Inc.