Netezza Performance Server(R) Appliance Earns Internationally Recognized Common Criteria Certification to Meet Stringent Government Standards

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Posted Oct 30, 2007 12:19 (GMT +7)

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 25, 2007
Netezza Corporation (NYSE Arca: NZ), the global analytic appliance market leader, today announced that the Netezza Performance Server(R) appliance has completed and achieved the stringent and prestigious Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 3+ certification. Netezza's active participation in the Common Criteria evaluation process signifies the Company's commitment to providing users with solid product security.
""Achieving Common Criteria certification and an EAL3+ designation means that Netezza has obtained a critical assurance level that is recognized by the international community,"" said Steve Williams, vice president and general manager, federal operations, Netezza Corporation. ""With this certification, our government and commercial customers worldwide are assured that Netezza's appliance meets stringent and standardized security requirements.""
Common Criteria is an internationally recognized set of guidelines (ISO 15408), which define a common framework for evaluating security features and capabilities of Information Technology security products. The standard consists of several predetermined evaluation assurance levels, each one more stringent than the last. Common Criteria allows vendors to have their products tested against a chosen level by an independent third-party testing laboratory. Common Criteria certifications are accepted by 24 countries through the CCRA (Common Criteria Recognition Agreement), including the United States government.
Netezza partnered with Corsec Security, a consulting firm with over nine years of validation experience in order to facilitate the prompt completion of the evaluation process. ""Corsec is thrilled to have worked with Netezza on their Common Criteria evaluation,"" said Matthew Appler, CEO, Corsec Security. ""Common Criteria is a rigorous, lengthy process and Netezza's dedication to this effort was apparent from the start. Netezza's continuous hard work clearly exemplifies the commitment to their customers.""
The Netezza Performance Server appliance is built specifically to analyze terabytes of detailed data significantly faster than existing data warehouse options, at a much lower total cost of ownership. The NPS system stores, filters and processes terabytes of records within a single unit, analyzing only the relevant information for each query. Netezza has placed the CPU power next to the data, allowing the NPS system to speed through processes that would occupy most data warehouse systems for hours, or even days, thereby enabling dramatic increases in productivity across the organization.
About Corsec Security, Inc.
Corsec Security, Inc. specializes in helping companies navigate through the complex process of receiving FIPS 140 and Common Criteria (CC) certifications. Corsec's consulting, document creation, and laboratory services deliver unmatched expertise in achieving government validation efforts at a firm, fixed price. Corsec partners with companies around the world to achieve local and international certification and to add security functionality to a wide range of products. Corsec minimizes the time, effort and money a vendor needs to invest in validation while ultimately maximizing the return on that investment. For further information, please visit www.corsec.com.
About Netezza Corporation
Netezza (NYSE Arca: NZ) is the global leader in analytic appliances that dramatically simplify high-performance analytics for business users across the extended enterprise, delivering significant competitive and operational advantage in today's information-intensive marketplaces. The Netezza Performance Server(R) (NPS(R)) family of streaming analytic(TM) appliances brings appliance simplicity to a broad range of complex data warehouse and analytic challenges. Customers who are realizing the benefits of Netezza's appliance approach include Ahold, Amazon.com, CNET Networks, Debenhams, Department of Veterans Affairs, Epsilon, Neiman Marcus, Orange UK, Premier, Inc., Ross Stores, Ryder System, Inc., The Carphone Warehouse and Virgin Media. Based in Framingham, Mass., Netezza has offices in Washington, DC, the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific. For more information about Netezza, please visit www.netezza.com.
Netezza, Netezza Performance Server, Intelligent Query Streaming and streaming analytic are trademarks of Netezza Corporation. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
CONTACT: for Netezza Corporation
Dawn Sullivan or Ann McDonough, 781-684-0770

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