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Brocade Encryption Switch Garners Prestigious 2009 EMC Partner Solution Award for Best New Offering for RSA

Award Based upon Integration with RSA® Key Manager for the Datacenter, in Addition to Market Presence, Business Impact and Commitment to EMC Technology

(PresseBox) (BOSTON (EMC World), ) Brocade® (Nasdaq: BRCD) today announced that the Brocade Encryption Switch has won the 2009 EMC Partner Solution Award for Best New Offering for achieving the highest RSA platform utilization. The EMC Partner Solution Awards recognize top offerings from the EMC Solution Gallery and are based upon business impact, commitment to EMC technology, market presence and revenue contribution.

The Brocade Encryption Switch combined with RSA® Key Manager for the Datacenter helps organizations meet their security and corporate governance objectives, including compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and the protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The combined solution accomplishes this by encrypting critical corporate data onto both disk- and tapebased storage media with high performance and centralized fabric management. The Brocade Encryption Switch scales nondisruptively, providing up to 96 Gigabits per second (Gbps) of encryption processing power to meet the needs of the most demanding environments with flexible, ondemand performance.

"The amount of sensitive information continues to grow precipitously, so organizations need a broader deployment of encryption technologies across data centers in order to protect data confidentiality and privacy," said Jon Oltsik, senior analyst, at Enterprise Strategy Group. "Specific to storage, these security and privacy demands require an architectural approach for enterprisewide encryption of dataatrest while enabling endtoend management for the secure flow of data across multiple fabrics."

"We are pleased that EMC selected the Brocade Encryption Switch as a 2009 Partner Solution Award for Best New Offering - RSA," said Bob Braham, vice president of Product Marketing at Brocade. "This leadingedge solution has already proven its capabilities in the market, providing data encryption for both disk and tape storage systems. This award recognizes the innovative approach Brocade has taken to help provide fabricwide encryption for dataatrest within the data center, coupled with bestinclass key management solutions from RSA."

More Information

View the awardwinning Brocade Encryption Switch solution on the EMC Solution Gallery. To learn more about Brocade technology solutions, visit http://www.brocade.com and for more information on Brocade data security solutions, please visit http://www.brocade.com/security.

About Brocade

Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD) develops extraordinary networking solutions that enable today's complex, dataintensive businesses to optimize information connectivity and maximize the business value of their data. For more information, visit www.brocade.com.

About Brocade Communications GmbH

Brocade, the Bwing symbol, BigIron, DCX, Fabric OS, FastIron, IronView, NetIron, SAN Health, ServerIron, and TurboIron are registered trademarks, and Brocade Assurance, DCFM, Extraordinary Networks, and Brocade NET Health are trademarks of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., in the United States and/or in other countries. EMC and RSA are trademarks or registered trademarks of EMC Corporation and its subsidiaries. Other brands, products, or service names mentioned are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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