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Hifn Continues Reseller Momentum With Addition of Health Care Expert Genesix Inc.

LOS GATOS, Calif., June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hifn(TM) (Nasdaq: HIFN), the catalyst behind storage and networking innovation, continued its strong momentum in expanding its reseller channel for its Swarm(TM) secure iSCSI appliances with the announcement of Genesix Inc. as Hifn's newest channel partner.

LOS GATOS, Calif., June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Hifn(TM) (Nasdaq: HIFN), the catalyst behind storage and networking innovation, continued its strong momentum in expanding its reseller channel for its Swarm(TM) secure iSCSI appliances with the announcement of Genesix Inc. as Hifn's newest channel partner.

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New York-based Genesix is a health care specialist VAR, with an expertise in design and installation of data intensive Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS). Genesix President and CEO Al Vickers said that the Hifn Swarm appliances are a perfect storage solution for a PACS environment, with a feature set that addresses health care IT issues and a design simplicity that fits well with the staffing challenges facing many health care operations.

"Our customers have to deal not only with the huge capacity growth of medical imaging but with HIPAA compliance requirements and managing multiple locations without the staff to go with it. Hifn products are easy to install and maintain, adding tremendous value to the product," said Vickers. "Hifn also solves the HIPAA compliance challenge with built-in data encryption in hardware versus software, making it simple, automatic and difficult for hackers to break."

"Health care and medical imaging are key market opportunities that can leverage the versatility of the iSCSI platform and the Genesix-Hifn partnership brings a huge value proposition to health care customers struggling with growing data loads, HIPAA challenges and managing remote sites," said John Matze, Vice President Business Development at Hifn. "Health care customers have hit the jackpot with this relationship, given the experience and PACS expertise of Genesix and Hifn's features of the Swarm iSCSI appliances that fit seamlessly within the health care market, all backed by our commitment to supporting and driving the success of our VAR partners."

Hifn's supports Genesix and all of its Channel 100 Partner Program members with a broad package of tools and resources to ensure their success in selling Swarm-based iSCSI storage solutions. Channel 100 partner benefits include training webinars, lead generation, product spiffs, joint customer visits with Hifn storage experts, discounted demo units, public relations and telemarketing support, and event and marketing program support based on sales volume. Hifn and Genesix will launch the new reseller partnership with a "Lunch and Learn" event in New York City on Tuesday, June 17 where attendees will learn about the server consolidation, storage virtualization and data encryption capabilities enabled with the Swarm iSCSI appliances from Hifn and how those translate into quantifiable business benefits. They will also have the opportunity to consult with Genesix and Hifn storage experts about their own storage requirements and how iSCSI can address those needs.

About Swarm IP SAN Appliances from Hifn

The Swarm is a series of IP SAN appliances that delivers the benefits of storage networking to small and mid-sized business that want encryption, storage consolidation, centralized management, automatic backup, high availability and seamless integration with the Microsoft operating environment. The Hifn Swarm Series of iSCSI storage appliances provides an ideal IP SAN storage alternative to complex and costly Fibre Channel products with up to 9.75 terabytes of RAID-6 protected storage along with a full suite of storage services, including encryption, replication, point-in-time copy backup used for Windows Volume Shadow copy Service (VSS)-consistent snapshots and multipath I/O for high availability active-active configurations. Swarm IP SAN solutions are available now starting at $8,995. For more information please visit: http://www.hifn.com/appliance.

About Hifn

Hifn (NASDAQ: HIFN) delivers the key channel and OEM ingredients for 21st century storage and networking environments. Leveraging over a decade of leadership and expertise in the development of purpose-built Applied Services Processors (ASPs), we are a trusted partner to industry leaders for whom infrastructure innovation in storage and networking is critical to success. With the majority of secure networked communications flowing through Hifn technology, the 21st century convergence of storage and networking drives our product roadmap forward. For more information, please visit: http://www.hifn.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements regarding the Company's future financial performance including, without limitation, statements related to Hifn solving the HIPAA compliance challenge with built-in data encryption, Health care and medical imaging are key market opportunities that can leverage the versatility of the iSCSI platform, and the Genesix-Hifn partnership brings a huge value proposition to health care customers are all forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor that may cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained herein. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described herein include, but are not limited to: dependency on a small number of customers; customer demand and customer ordering patterns; and orders from Hifn's customers may be below the company's current expectations. These and other risks are detailed from time to time in Hifn's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Hifn expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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