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NTP Releases NetApp Firewall

NASHUA, N.H. -- NTP Software, the first in the control and management of unstructured
data, today announced general availability of their policy-based storage management software tool in
support of NetApp filers. NTP Software QFS for NAS, NetApp® Edition 6.0 provides customers the insight
and ability to manage, monitor, and control their data growth with Storage Firewall technology.
NTP Software QFS for NAS, NetApp Edition 6.0 introduces new features that provide additional flexibility to
simplify data management and reduce administrative overhead, allowing storage administrators to increase
their productivity. The 6.0 release also presents a newly designed end-user help site that has been tailored
to work on any web server, and incorporates multi-language functionality.

Key features that will provide enhanced storage management capabilities for the NetApp platform include:

  • Enhanced Administrative Reports – Already powerful admin reports included within QFS have
    been enhanced to provide greater depth into your storage resource allocations with the means to
    automate the scanning, processing, and emailing of reports directly to your inbox. The new
    administrative reports provide an enhanced interface as well as cross platform support and report
    automation to allow you to get more data on how end-users are consuming your storage.
  • Automatic System Monitoring – The new NTP Software WatchDog service provides enterprise
    environments with an added level of protection to ensure that both NTP Software QFS and Network
    Appliance Data ONTAP® are working together in perfect harmony. The automatic system
    monitoring provides managed storage without impacting performance or reliability, ensuring the
    smooth operation of your storage environment and storage management policies.
  • Advanced End-user HelpSite – The custom tailored HelpSite has been expanded to offer more
    functionality to the user community as well as improved compatibility within existing enterprise
    environments. The NTP Software HelpSite allows your users to understand your policies, and limits
    the load on your helpdesk. Web Servers including Apache and Microsoft IIS are now supported
    and the HelpSite is available in multiple languages including English, French, Spanish, and
    German.

“The developers at Network Appliance and NTP Software have been working for more than 6 years to build
the solutions our customers ask for,” stated Bruce Backa, chief executive officer of NTP Software. “During
this same timeframe, the size and value of our customers’ storage environments have increased
dramatically. Version 6.0 provides tighter integration between Data ONTAP and QFS, resulting in increased
throughput in all situations. In addition, the extensions to NTP Software QFS deliver enhanced management
capabilities for critical (and ordinary) installations as well as new features that offer additional on-line support
to end users.”

NTP Software Inc.