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Apani

April 21, 2009 10:00 ET

Apani® EpiForce® Achieves Certified Integration With SAP NetWeaver®

Software Solution Simplifies Network Security; Delivers Confidentiality and Identity-Based Access Control Through Interoperability With SAP Solutions

BREA, CA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2009) - Apani, the preeminent provider of identity-aware network solutions for large enterprises, today announced its EpiForce 3 enterprise security solution has achieved certified integration with the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform. EpiForce has proven to integrate with SAP NetWeaver, providing a cost-effective and centrally managed means to encrypt data communications and control access, based on user identity.

The SAP Integration and Certification Center has certified that Apani EpiForce 3 integrates with SAP NetWeaver to secure critical data transmitted between instances of SAP NetWeaver components.

EpiForce provides the benefits of an identity-aware network to organizations with legacy systems, contemporary platforms and virtual environments. Working at the network layer, EpiForce deploys logical security zones that are transparent to network infrastructure, users and applications, enabling them to be quickly deployed and efficiently managed from a central console. Unlike hardware-based solutions that rely on physical locations and IP addresses, EpiForce creates an identity-aware network that delivers security to mixed physical and virtual data centers independent of these requirements.

"We're excited to provide customers and partners with an SAP-certified solution that enables them to protect data in motion and access control based on user identity," said Ryan Malone, vice president of marketing and business development, Apani. "The intersection of virtualization and legal requirements around encryption and access control have placed increased pressure to provide security solutions that effectively address network issues in a way that is cost effective, easy to manage and transparent to existing infrastructure."

EpiForce uniquely offers corporate information security departments the following:

--  The creation of logical security zones that control visibility and
    access to data and applications based on user and system authentication;
--  User and policy-based encryption of data in motion to secure network
    and inter-VM traffic from internal and external threats;
--  Satisfy regulatory requirements by isolating sensitive data and
    applications without readdressing or reconfiguring the underlying network;
--  Secure legacy applications without recording or requiring additional
    user intervention;
--  Manage access control and encryption policies on physical or virtual
    servers and clients from a central console, and from anywhere on the
    network;
--  Report generation on security activities such as administrators,
    client software alerts, configurations, exceptions and system status
    through open software or standard tools such as Splunk and Crystal
    Reports® software;
--  Support for over 50 platforms and legacy machines with high
    availability and fault-tolerant configurations.
    

As a software solution, EpiForce has a low total cost of ownership, which is less costly to deploy and manage on an annual basis than security hardware. EpiForce is easy to manage, offers exceptional scalability and simple administration. Based on the EpiForce 3.5 platform, EpiForce VM extends the value of identity awareness to virtual data centers.

EpiForce VM is compatible with VMware vSphere to protect VMs created and managed with VMware ESX Server 3.5, VMotion and vCenter.

More information on EpiForce can be obtained by visiting www.apani.com.

About Apani

Apani® is the preeminent provider of identity-aware network solutions for large enterprises, protecting an organization's internal network and business-critical data from intruders.

Apani EpiForce®, the company's flagship product, allows an organization to create an identity-aware network that protects data and network communications by isolating users, servers, clients, and mission-critical data into security zones, regardless of system platform or physical location. EpiForce uses the identity of the user to control access to security zones and selectively encrypt traffic between users and machines on the network.

EpiForce provides flexibility and efficiency not available with traditional network security solutions. Based on software, EpiForce is a distributed, centrally-managed solution that is transparent to users, applications and infrastructure -- making it quicker to deploy and less costly to manage than any hardware-centric solution. Policy enforced by EpiForce is persistent, enabling protected resources to be relocated without compromising security.

Working to provide an evolutionary improvement in efficiency, flexibility, manageability, and total costs of ownership, Apani technology is used by much of the Fortune 500.

Based in Southern California, Apani was founded in 2003 and is privately held. More information about the company may be found at www.apani.com.

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