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Optica Joins Decru Program

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and BOULDER, Colo. -- NetApp
(NASDAQ: NTAP) and Optica Technologies today announced the integration of
the Decru® Lifetime Key Management KM500 appliance with the Optica Eclipz
encryption appliance. By joining the Decru OpenKey program, Optica is
working with NetApp to deliver integrated, automated, and secure key
management across mainframe and open systems environments.

The integrated solution brings together proven security technologies that
will provide customers a unified key management system across mainframe tape
encryption and open systems infrastructures. The KM500 appliance enables
customers to leverage, simplify, and protect their security investments
across heterogeneous enterprise environments, including legacy and new
storage systems.

The Decru OpenKey partner program is designed to deliver heterogeneous key
management across a broad spectrum of encrypting devices and software, and
is a critical enabler for end-to-end security solutions. The OpenKey API
architecture follows emerging industry standards such as P1619.3. By
collaborating with OpenKey partners on standards definition, NetApp is
maximizing architectural robustness and the future value of customer

In early 2007, Optica was the first mainframe solutions company to introduce
high-performance hardware-based encryption for thousands of deployed ESCON®
tape libraries. Eclipz is the only solution that saves operators from having
to make the tough choice between replacing existing tape libraries with the
newer FICON tape systems with embedded encryption or, conversely, increasing
their investment in host CPU resources to support lower-performing software

"We are pleased to be a member of the Decru OpenKey program," said Greg
Collins, Optica chairman and CEO. "When our customers address their
compliance obligations, they are looking for both open systems- and
mainframe-based tape encryption solutions. In addition, it is critical that
we can help them with a unified key management framework. NetApp is clearly
an industry leader in both enterprise key management and open systems
encryption. When you combine that with Eclipz, we have a winning

Network Appliance Inc. (Nasdaq: NTAP)

Optica Technologies Inc.