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WysDM 4 is the &aposIdeal Platform for Data Protection Assurance&apos According to Taneja Group Report

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Storage Decisions -- WysDM Software, Inc., the leading provider of advanced data protection management (DPM) solutions, announced today that leading industry analyst firm the Taneja Group has identified WysDM 4 as the "ideal platform for data protection assurance" in a recent Solution Profile report titled "Is your data protection compliant? Delivering best practices with WysDM 4." The report reviews the operational issues created by compliance-driven data protection assurance requirements and highlights how the WysDM 4 solution's capabilities can satisfy an enterprise's data protection assurance needs. The report is available at http://wysdm.com/WysDM4_TanejaGroupSolutionProfile.html.

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Storage Decisions — WysDM Software, Inc., the leading provider of advanced data protection management (DPM) solutions, announced today that leading industry analyst firm the Taneja Group has identified WysDM 4 as the "ideal platform for data protection assurance" in a recent Solution Profile report titled "Is your data protection compliant? Delivering best practices with WysDM 4." The report reviews the operational issues created by compliance-driven data protection assurance requirements and highlights how the WysDM 4 solution's capabilities can satisfy an enterprise's data protection assurance needs. The report is available at http://wysdm.com/WysDM4_TanejaGroupSolutionProfile.html.

According to Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst, Taneja Group, "WysDM goes beyond pure compliance, giving an organization the right tools to comprehensively manage every aspect of data protection. Using WysDM, an organization can proactively manage data protection practices, and guarantee service levels and capabilities."

While the focus on data protection in regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Basel II, HIPAA, and others varies, ultimately they all require that enterprises ensure that their data is appropriately protected — a task that can be costly and labor-intensive. In fact, the Taneja Group reports that it has identified cases in which up to 50 percent of IT staff time is occupied with compliance reporting.

The Solution Profile report outlines the key challenges in delivering data protection assurance and identifies the key features in WysDM 4 that "make it an ideal platform for data protection assurance." These features include:

— Broad enterprise integration — A framework for policy and best practice reporting — Authoritative data — Automated data collection and predictive analysis — Platform for problem management

"For enterprises looking at optimizing or improving their data protection practices — whether soley for compliance or more broadly — WysDM has answers," Taneja wrote. "WysDM remains a leader in this DPM field, and its expanded platform support along with increased coverage of new aspects of data protection keep WysDM on the leading edge of data protection management."

About the WysDM Data Protection Management (DPM) Software Suite

WysDM's DPM solutions feature business policy enforcement for meeting service-level agreements, regulatory compliance, and internal best practices requirements. The WysDM 4 suite of products includes:

— WysDM for Backups, WysDM's flagship product, uses a patent-pending Cross-Domain Correlation(TM) technology to analyze information collected from all major components of the data protection environment, including servers, storage, networks, and applications. WysDM's Predictive Analysis Engine (PAE) integrates with existing infrastructure tools to provide automatic notification of performance problems, service-level agreement (SLA) violations, poorly optimized environments, risks associated with recovery time objectives, and more. The PAE's unique ability allows the system to detect very subtle problems and inefficiencies, resulting in significant risk reduction and cost savings. — WysDM for Disks utilizes WysDM's DPM technology to provide configuration and status information for disk arrays, allowing storage administrators to manage utilization metrics, balance LUN allocations across array ports, and ensure fan-out ratios do not exceed specifications. — WysDM for Fileservers provides the visibility required to understand large and complex fileserving environments. Utilizing the WysDM(R) adaptive architecture, WysDM for Fileservers provides comprehensive reporting and analysis on all aspects of fileserver operations, including hardware configuration, virtualization, snapshot management, and performance.

About WysDM

WysDM is the industry's leading provider of data protection management (DPM) solutions that deliver a complete picture of data protection risk while reducing the time to provision storage and enhancing overall storage utilization. Headquartered in New York, WysDM was founded in 2001 by a team of storage and software executives from Goldman Sachs, Micromuse, and StorageNetworks. The company's flagship product, WysDM for Backups(TM), pairs Cross-Domain Correlation(TM) technology and a Predictive Analysis Engine with an adaptive architecture for complete awareness of business policies, including compliance, risk mitigation, security, and capacity planning. For more information, visit http://www.wysdm.com.

WysDM and the WysDM logo are registered trademarks, and WysDM for Backups, WysDM for Fileservers, and Cross-Domain Correlation are trademarks of WysDM Software, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other company and product names mentioned are or may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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