PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2015) - Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, today announced that its FXT Edge Filers are now officially compliant with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2. FIPS is a U.S. federal government computer security standard, used by many agencies that deal with sensitive but unclassified (SBU) information. Many highly regulated industries also leverage FIPS encryption standards, including healthcare and financial services.

Avere's FXT Edge Filers are simple to install and manage, provide best-in-class NAS functionality (including NFS and SMB/CIFS) and cluster to deliver high availability, scalable performance and capacity. Furthermore, they provide record-setting speeds as both hardware and software-only solutions. Customers across a wide variety of industries, including media and entertainment, oil and gas, and life sciences already use Avere's hybrid cloud storage solutions. 

Avere FXT Edge Filers leverage the OpenSSL FIPS Object Module for data and network encryption. Avere sponsored the effort with the OpenSSL Project's core development team to ensure that its support of FreeBSD is FIPS 140-2 Level 1 compliant. Not only does this ensure federal security compliance of all Avere products moving forward, but now any organization that wants to use FIPS-validated FreeBSD 9.2 OpenSSL software is free to do so.

"We recognize the critical importance of data security, especially with the recent increase in cyber attacks against both government agencies and private businesses," said Scott Jeschonek, director of product management, Avere Systems. "Assuring 140-2 compliance by sponsoring OpenSSL's FIPS module validation provides assurance to our customers that Avere is committed to data security of the highest standards."

"With FIPS validation, government agencies of all types are now able to leverage our hybrid cloud storage solution," said Ron Bianchini, president and CEO, Avere Systems. We're excited to help these organizations take advantage of cloud computing without significant changes to their infrastructure."

About Avere Systems
Avere is radically changing the economics of data storage. Avere's hybrid cloud solutions give companies -- for the first time -- the ability to end the rising cost and complexity of data storage and compute via the freedom to store and access files anywhere in the cloud or on premises, without sacrificing the performance, availability, or security of enterprise data. Based in Pittsburgh, Avere is led by veterans and thought leaders in the data storage industry and is backed by investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Tenaya Capital, and Western Digital Capital. For more information, visit www.averesystems.com.

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