Accelerator Cards optimize Windows server capacity.

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Express DR cards enable efficient IT operations by doubling storage capacity for Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 systems. Offering drop-in driver for addition of enterprise-class capacity optimization, products seamlessly integrate with Microsoft Windows for Continuous Data Protection, disk-to-disk, and NAS applications. Half-height Express DR 655 for DPM 2007 and full-height Express DR 1055 for DPM 2007 cards deliver respective throughputs to 600 and 1,000 MB/sec.



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Hifn Extends Market-Leading Capacity Optimization Solution to Windows-Based Storage Systems



New Family of Express DR Cards Doubles Capacity and Reduces Storage Costs for Data Protection Manager 2007 Systems

LOS GATOS, Calif., May 12 -- Hifn(TM) (NASDAQ:HIFN), the catalyst behind storage and networking innovation, today announced the industry's first hardware-advantaged, capacity optimization solution for Windows-based storage systems. Hifn's Express DR cards for Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 enable highly-efficient IT operations by lowering overall system costs and doubling the storage capacity for DPM 2007 systems.

As the industry-leader in disk-to-disk compression, Hifn has leveraged its widely deployed capacity optimization capabilities and designed them to seamlessly integrate with Microsoft Windows for Continuous Data Protection, disk-to-disk and network attached storage applications -- an industry first. The new cards feature a drop-in Windows software driver, which enables storage and server OEMs, and System Integrators to quickly add value by bringing Enterprise-class capacity optimization to the mainstream Windows Server market.

"As most IT professionals will attest to, backing up data is only half the solution. Rapid and reliable recovery of the data is just as important if not more," said Bala Kasiviswanathan, director of Storage Solutions Marketing at Microsoft. "With Hifn's Express DR for Data Protection Manager 2007 we're providing our customers an efficient, reliable backup and recovery solution."

"As a Microsoft and Hifn Authorized Reseller, I am excited about the new Express DR card for DPM just released by Hifn," said Bob Moylan, vice president of sales and marketing at Atlantic Data Team, a Florida-based, value-added reseller. "The continued increase of storage requirements has been a challenge for my customers, now I have a capacity optimization solution that is already proven with larger enterprise customers to solve my client's critical capacity needs and help them with one of their major pain points."

The new Express DR cards for DPM 2007 address the needs of IT administrators who are struggling with escalating costs of data storage, management and power in their data center. With Express DR for DPM 2007 solutions, administrators realize a 2x -- 3x savings in storage, power and related management costs. The Express DR cards for DPM seamlessly integrate the key functions of data reduction, data integrity and high-performance with Windows Server advanced technologies to deliver efficient, rapid and reliable storage.

"These new cards bring Hifn's Enterprise-class capacity optimization to the mainstream Windows-based storage server environments," said Russ Dietz, vice president and chief technology officer for Hifn. "The combination of the Express DR cards for DPM 2007 with the DPM server provide IT administrators with a significant increase in disk capacity, a much needed requirement for continuous data protection, as well as the fastest, most reliable data reduction solution available."

Pricing and Availability

Available in Q3 2008, the Express DR cards for DPM 2007 are available in two models -- the DR 655 and DR 1055. The Express DR 655 for DPM 2007 is a half-height card that offers up to 600 MB/sec throughput with an MSRP of $2,395. The Express DR 1055 for DPM 2007 is a full-height card that offers up to 1,000 MB/sec throughput with an MSRP $3,395. OEM quantity pricing is available. Server OEMs and System Integrators interested in learning more about the Express DR for DPM 2007 cards should contact Hifn directly at sales@hifn.com or 408-399-3500.

About Hifn

Hifn (NASDAQ:HIFN) delivers the key channel and OEM ingredients for 21st century storage and networking environments. Leveraging over a decade of leadership and expertise in the development of purpose-built Applied Services Processors (ASPs), we are a trusted partner to industry leaders for whom infrastructure innovation in storage and networking is critical to success. With the majority of secure networked communications flowing through Hifn technology, the 21st century convergence of storage and networking drives our product roadmap forward. For more information, please visit: http://www.hifn.com/.

Contact: Hifn, Inc.
Corporate Communications
408-399-3520
press@hifn.com

Agency: Judy Smith
JPR Communications
818-386-0403
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