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Sun Unveils Data Retrieval Server

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW) today launched the
Sun Secure Data Retrieval Server (SDRS) to help communications service
providers address the EU Data Retention Directive requirements with a
powerful, secure and flexible end-to-end solution.

Sun SDRS is designed as the industry's first end-to-end "plug-and-comply"
appliance solution. Powered by CopperEye's revolutionary "Live Archive"
technology, SDRS addresses not only the secure retention and life cycle of
communications data but also the business processes by which this data is
rapidly retrieved and securely disclosed, as defined in the EU directive.

With the new EU requirements for capturing and storing large volumes of
compliance data such as call detail records and IP traffic, the requirement
for fast secure retrieval of selected records makes traditional approaches
of utilising a relational database or data warehouse too complex and too

Unlike traditional technology alternatives, Sun's unique approach gives
communication providers a complete, open standards-based solution secured
through Sun's Solaris(TM) Operating System and the Sun(TM) Secure Global
Desktop Software. Furthermore, the system can be deployed in a matter of
weeks, rather than months required for other solutions, helping companies
meet tight deployment deadlines without diverting IT staff from
revenue-generating business projects.

"Due to the appliance approach adopted by Sun and CopperEye and its
price/performance we have been able to implement a fully resilient solution,
co-located at two geographically separated data centres, along with a
significantly expanded storage capacity. This would not have been economical
with alternative approaches," said Gareth Niblett, Head of Information
Security, Kingston Communications. "We are achieving this with minimal
modification to our vital business systems, reducing distraction from our
core business objectives and minimising additional project risks in meeting
our obligations."

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