SOURCE: Finisar

October 30, 2006 05:00 ET

Finisar's Medusa Labs Test Tool Suite Selected as Standard I/O Tool for System Test at Brocade

SAN Market Leader Standardizes I/O Testing on Finisar; Cites "Improved Test Efficiency" as Key Factor in Decision

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 30, 2006 -- Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR), a technology leader in fiber optic and test and measurement solutions for high-speed data networks, today announced that Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD) has begun to standardize and deploy I/O testing on Finisar's Medusa Labs Test Tool Suite. Brocade, the world's leading provider of infrastructure solutions for Storage Area Networks (SANs), will utilize the data integrity, performance, unique triggering and stress test tool suite from Finisar's Medusa Labs to enhance their product development and accelerate time to market.

"Because Brocade solutions are the industry benchmark for shared storage connectivity, our customers have come to expect the first and most innovative products available," said Tom Buiocchi, vice president of World Wide Marketing at Brocade. "Finisar's Medusa Labs Test Tool Suite enables fast and rigorous testing of our complete portfolio of connectivity solutions to ensure that we continue to exceed the expectations of our rapidly growing customer base."

"Medusa Labs test tools meet the extreme demands of enterprise test and development engineers," said Dave Buse, senior vice president and general manager at Finisar. "These test tools are designed to detect and analyze more anomalies than competing solutions, allowing our customers to deliver product performance, reliability, and robustness in mission-critical enterprise environments."

Delivering Better Products Faster

Finisar's Medusa Labs Test Tool Suite is a set of performance, data integrity, and stress test tools that enable customers to validate and deliver quality products quickly. This test tool suite fills a void in the industry for software test tools that meet the stringent requirements of today's technology innovators. Finisar's Medusa Labs Test Tool Suite was specifically designed to find elusive data corruptions, I/O timeouts, I/O loss and system lockup scenarios. The feature-rich test tools stress hardware and signal integrity while delivering comprehensive debug and logging information for rapid analysis. The suite was designed specifically for design validation, bring-up and quality assurance.

About Brocade

Brocade delivers industry-leading platforms, solutions, and services for intelligently connecting, managing, and optimizing IT resources in shared storage environments. The world's premier systems, server, and storage providers offer the Brocade SilkWorm family of Storage Area Network (SAN) connectivity platforms as the foundation for shared storage in organizations of all sizes. In addition, the Brocade Tapestry™ family of IT infrastructure solutions extends the ability to proactively manage and optimize application and information resources across the enterprise. Using Brocade solutions, organizations are better positioned to reduce cost, manage complexity, and satisfy business compliance requirements through optimized use and management of their IT resources. For more information, visit the Brocade Web site at www.brocade.com or contact the company at info@brocade.com.

About Finisar

Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a technology leader for fiber optic components and subsystems and network test and monitoring systems. These products enable high-speed data communications for networking and storage applications over Gigabit Ethernet Local Area Networks (LANs), Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SANs), and Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) using Fibre Channel, IP, SAS, SATA and SONET/SDH protocols. The Company's headquarters is in Sunnyvale, California, USA. www.finisar.com.

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