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Medical Center Deploys Brocade

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD - News) the leader in networked storage solutions that help enterprises connect and manage their information, today announced that UCSF Medical Center is using high-performance Brocade 48000 Directors to increase SAN capacity and scalability, and Brocade Secure Fabric OS® to help ensure SAN security and confidentiality of patient records. In addition, the medical center, which is part of the University of California, San Francisco, has implemented many security features recommended as part of a SAN Security Audit by Brocade Professional Services to help its SAN infrastructure comply with the mandates of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

"After reviewing numerous options, we turned to Brocade systems and services to leverage the company's proven expertise in order to protect our patient records without adding any significant overhead to our IT staff," said Jose Claudio, Director of IT and Chief Security Officer, UCSF Medical Center. "The 4 Gbit/sec Brocade directors deliver the scalable capacity we need to support our SAN for years to come. Secure Fabric OS gives us the configuration flexibility to customize SAN security to meet specific HIPAA requirements. And the expertise we gained from the Brocade SAN Security Audit helped us greatly to reduce security risks."

Brocade Communications Systems Inc.