Data Storage Managemement Software dedupes and encrypts data.

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Compatible with Windows® and Linux, BitWackr(TM) v2.2 is capable of reducing data through deduplication and lossless compression across all storage tiers. Data is also encrypted while it traverses network to cloud or to on-premise storage. Virtual Block Device technology lets program remain transparent to applications, OS, file systems, and volume managers, while PCIe hardware acceleration technologies provide in-line performance required for Tier-0 and Tier-1 storage deployments.

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Exar Announces Next-Generation Data Reduction and Security Solution for Primary and Cloud-based Storage

BitWackr(TM) 2.2 Enables Deduplication, Compression, Encryption Across All Tiers of Storage

FREMONT, Calif. -- Exar Corporation (Nasdaq: EXAR) today announced the next-generation of Exar's BitWackr solution for Windows and Linux, offering multiple volume support, a 50% increase in I/O performance for primary storage applications and integration with the RSA key manager enabling Enterprise-level, secure storage applications. BitWackr 2.2 provides OEMs with a powerful solution that is capable of reducing data through deduplication and lossless compression across all storage tiers, enabling efficiencies in data management, capacity, power and time.

"The BitWackr solution has once again broken new ground, enabling the 'secure Cloud on-ramps' necessary for companies to leverage the benefits of Cloud Storage and delivering data reduction efficiencies to primary storage," said Bob Farkaly, director of marketing, Storage Systems for Exar. "BitWackr can compress and deduplicate data providing a 2:1 or greater capacity savings, as well as encrypting the data while it traverses the network to the cloud or to on premise storage."

Exar's patent-pending Virtual Block Device (VBD) technology allows BitWackr to remain transparent to applications, operating systems, file systems and volume managers, enabling OEMs to quickly and easily incorporate BitWackr into their storage products. A key advantage of Exar's BitWackr 2.2 is the use of industry-leading PCIe hardware acceleration technologies, which provides the in-line performance required for Tier-0 and Tier-1 storage deployments.

About BitWackr

Exar's BitWackr incorporates specialized ultra-low latency hardware that provides a distinct deduplication, encryption and compression performance advantage and enables primary storage advanced data reduction techniques to operate in-line with little or no performance impact. BitWackr is a developmental shortcut to the incorporation of advanced data reduction into primary and nearline storage products. BitWackr customers implementing deduplication, compression, encryption and thin provisioning retain the ability to add their own development efforts to deliver distinctive value-added functionality. BitWackr is on the leading edge of technology and is the only product available today that enables the construction of the next generation of advanced data reduction solutions quickly for Windows and Linux, with minimal development and integration effort.


BitWackr 2.2 is available immediately for evaluation and incorporation into OEM products and solution offerings.

Please visit the BitWackr product page or email for additional information and to schedule an evaluation.

About Exar

Exar Corporation delivers highly differentiated silicon, software and subsystem solutions for industrial, datacom and storage applications. For nearly 40 years, Exar's comprehensive knowledge of end-user markets along with the underlying analog, mixed signal and digital technology has enabled innovative solutions that meet the needs of the evolving connected world. Exar's product portfolio includes power management and interface components, communications products, storage optimization solutions, network security and applied service processors. Exar has locations worldwide providing real-time customer support to drive rapid product development. For more information about Exar, visit:

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