Emulex Announces Secure HBA Technology

Host-Based Security Architecture Provides Data Protection Throughout the Enterprise

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 19, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that it is bringing to market an enterprise-class, host-based security solution that protects data across the enterprise, encrypts data in-flight and at-rest, and provides effective access controls.

Implementing a host-based encryption solution improves the data center's security stance and minimizes the window of data vulnerability, because data is protected where it's created, in the host. Emulex Secure HBA technology helps protect companies from insider threats, which account for 68% of reported breaches. With Emulex Secure HBAs, companies benefit from cost-effective, enterprise class security, without upgrading their storage systems, buying expensive appliances that don't scale and add unneeded complexity, or installing CPU intensive host-based encryption software.

"Preventing data breaches and complying with information security mandates are growing concerns for organizations of any size, location or industry throughout the world," said Steve Daheb, chief market officer and senior vice president of business development, Emulex Corporation. "Emulex Secure HBA technology provides maximum enterprise wide data center protection by delivering encryption at the host, shielding companies from expensive, embarrassing data loss or theft."

Emulex Secure HBA technology simplifies mandatory auditing and reporting by placing the required security components (keys, effective access controls, logging, management processes and reporting) at the right place -- the host. Emulex Secure HBA data encryption is transparent up and down the stack, from applications to the storage environment, allowing IT managers to secure an entire enterprise with an optimized solution.

Emulex Secure HBAs are easy to install and manage using Emulex's OneCommand(tm) management framework, which provides policy management, auditing and reporting capabilities allowing IT managers to quickly and easily verify compliance with variety of regulatory requirements they face. Furthermore, Emulex offers an encryption API for software partners who would like to develop solutions that are more tightly integrated with Emulex Secure HBAs. Emulex Secure HBAs leverage field-proven, virtualization-tuned, high-performance Fibre Channel SAN connectivity, allowing customers to extend their existing investments in infrastructure, management, training and processes.

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Hear Emulex executives discuss today's news as part of the company's larger strategic direction: http://www.emulex.com/files/video/nyse/full.html

Learn more about Emulex's Secure HBA technology: http://www.emulex.com/products/strategic-directions.html

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About Emulex

Emulex is the leader in converged networking solutions for the data center. Our Connectivity Continuum architecture provides intelligent networking services that transition today's infrastructure into tomorrow's unified network ecosystem. Emulex provides a single framework that intelligently connects every server, network and storage device within the data center. Through strategic collaboration and integrated partner solutions, Emulex provides its customers with industry leading business value, operational flexibility and strategic advantage. Emulex is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:ELX) and has corporate headquarters in Costa Mesa, California. News releases and other information about Emulex Corporation are available at http://www.emulex.com.

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