CipherOptics data protection gateways now available through EMC Select Program

Program provides customers with a single-source for secure storage networking

Raleigh, N.C.(Aug. 9, 2005) - CipherOptics Inc., the leading innovator of high-speed data protection gateways that secure data in motion over IP networks, today announced that CipherOptics gateways are now available through the EMC Select Program. Through this program customers can now purchase complete secure storage networking solutions directly from EMC. The EMC Select Program helps customers easily acquire all the required components to deploy an end-to-end Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solution.

EMC will offer the CipherOptics SG1002 Gigabit Ethernet data protection gateway and the CipherOptics SG100 Fast Ethernet data protection gateway. The CipherOptics family of data protection gateways protect storage data in motion at full line rates, with virtually no latency and no impact on network infrastructure.

The combination of CipherOptics data protection technology with EMC’s storage networking solutions will enable customers to secure their storage data with no impact on their applications. CipherOptics technology also enables customers to take advantage of the cost and distance benefits of IP-based storage networking because it encrypts the data while traveling over a shared infrastructure, eliminating the risk that the data will be sniffed and accessed by an unauthorized user.

“As our customers extend their storage networks for disaster recovery and business continuity reasons, they must make sure the data is secure throughout the network," said Tom Joyce, EMC Vice President, Product Marketing. “By partnering with CipherOptics, we are giving them a complete secure storage solution, one that easily integrates with their existing infrastructure and that doesn’t require costly network upgrades.”

With its exclusive TILEA™ encryption architecture, the CipherOptics SG1002 can do what other solutions cannot: deliver gigabit-speed data protection with complete network transparency and virtually no latency. The CipherOptics SG100 provides the same level of high-performance data protection at 100 Mbps. CipherOptics data protection gateways support jumbo frames and iSCSI natively, and can support FCIP, SRDF and any other IP protocol with an additional switch. Both products have achieved e-Lab qualification for interoperability with the CLARiiON Family, as well as Symmetrix DMX Series.

"Our high-level government and enterprise customers- who are transporting vast amounts of critical data over their global networks- are looking for a single-source for hack-proof, secure storage networking," said Brandon Hoff, vice president of marketing, CipherOptics. "Our partnership with EMC assures them that their sensitive data will be protected no matter where it travels on the network." The CipherOptics SG1002 and CipherOptics SG100 are available immediately through EMC's Select Program.

About CipherOptics
CipherOptics is the leader in multi-layer encryption solutions for high performance networks. The Company provides advanced IPsec VPN and encryption solutions for wide area networks, and enables secure connectivity to private and public clouds. CipherOptics helps organizations improve security, decrease risk, and reduce the cost of compliance while enabling high performance and secure connectivity to critical infrastructures.

For more information about CipherOptics visit the company website at www.certesnetworks.com.