Decru strikes EMC deal

Storage security solutions provider Decru has struck a deal with EMC. Under the terms of the agreement, storage giant EMC will resell Decru’s DataFort FC-series and E-series storage security appliances worldwide through its EMC Select Programme.

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By  Stuart Wilson Published  August 1, 2005

Storage security solutions provider Decru has struck a deal with EMC. Under the terms of the agreement, storage giant EMC will resell Decru’s DataFort FC-series and E-series storage security appliances worldwide through its EMC Select Programme. Decru DataFort appliances offer customers a unified, fully-interoperable platform to address critical security initiatives, including data privacy, regulatory compliance, identity theft prevention, and secure backup and disaster recovery. The EMC Select Programme helps customers acquire key components to help deploy end-to-end information lifecycle management (ILM) solutions. “Decru is committed to working closely with all of the leading storage and networking vendors, and we are extremely pleased to mark this milestone in our relationship with EMC,” said Dan Avida, president and chief executive officer at Decru. “Information security and privacy have emerged as top priorities for enterprises and government, and everyone at Decru is passionate about helping customers protect their critical data. We look forward to working with the EMC team to bring our solutions to a broader market.” “EMC provides the most comprehensive set of eLab tested solutions in the market to enable information lifecycle management,” said Tom Joyce, VP of storage platforms marketing at EMC. “The addition of Decru DataFort storage security appliances to the EMC Select Programme expands our customers’ options for securing heterogeneous enterprise storage environments.” Explosive growth in information during the last decade has led to the creation of increasingly consolidated networked storage environments by large enterprises and government agencies. “Storage security has become an essential part of a comprehensive defence-in-depth security architecture for the enterprise, and Decru has demonstrated leadership in developing an enterprise-wide line of solutions,” said Jon Oltsik, senior analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group. “We view the EMC-Decru deal very positively, and believe it can help educate the market, lower barriers to adoption and enhance the security posture of joint customers.” NASADAQ-quoted network storage solutions vendor Network Appliance announced its intention to acquire Decru for approximately US$272m in cash and stock in mid-June 2005. The deal is expected to close by October 2005.

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