Hifn announced its next-generation FlowThrough security processor designed for IP Storage Networking applications

April 4, 2006

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SAN DIEGO -- Network- and storage-security market leader Hifn(TM) (Nasdaq: HIFN), announced today its next-generation FlowThrough security processor designed for IP Storage Networking applications. The HIPP III 4450 offers uncompromising performance and simultaneous support for multiple security protocols and the latest encryption and authentication algorithms. The HIPP III 4450 addresses all of the "data in flight" security requirements for IP Storage protocols, including iSCSI, FCIP, iFCP and NAS. It is designed for integration into iSCSI host bus adapters (HBAs), target bus adapters (TBAs), storage switches and storage arrays.

The FlowThrough architecture accelerates the entire data path, and allows the 4450 to be interfaced as a "bump-in-the wire" adjacent to TCP Offload Engines (TOE's), Storage Processors or Gigabit Ethernet MACs. In addition to securing data across the network, the 4450, with its integrated compression capabilities, reduces the time required for backup or mirroring.

This newest member of the Hifn HIPP III family has IPv4 and IPv6 support and now offers full IPcomp LZS compression and MACsec processing in addition to IPsec, enhancing the value realized in a single-chip solution. Further, the 4450 incorporates the latest Ethernet and memory interfaces including SGMII, SerDes, RGMII, RTBI and DDR2 SDRAM.

"This new generation of FlowThrough security processor is a significant evolution of our innovative HIPP III product family," said Bob Doud, security product line director at Hifn. "And the addition of wire-speed IPcomp compression capability further increases the value of this solution to the OEM. Compression can eliminate the packet overhead associated with security protocols and also effectively increases throughput and reduces latency due to the reduction in traffic over the network."

Hifn Inc. (Nasdaq: HIFN)

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