Press Release:

HP Introduces Solution to Protect Against Data Loss

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 14, 2003

HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced the availability of its Digital Asset Protection Solution (DAPS), which protects corporate information saved on client computers by automatically replicating and encrypting user data onto servers using Novell iFolder software.

The solution combines Novell iFolder software with industry-standard HP ProLiant servers running Linux, Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Server(1) or Novell NetWare with HP StorageWorks storage devices to provide customers with the business continuity and price and performance advantages of industry-standard servers.

Once end-users save files as they normally do, Novell iFolder automatically replicates changes to a DAPS server in encrypted form, thereby ensuring total data security. Information contained within these files can be accessed and managed anywhere in the world from any Internet-connected desktop, notebook or handheld PC.

"Secure file access and management for mobile end users is critical," said Rick Becker, vice president of strategic OS alliances and chief technology officer of software, HP Industry Standard Servers. "DAPS increases the productivity and efficiency of customers by ensuring safe access and management of their data from anywhere in the world."

DAPS also protects companies from the financial burden of business interruptions and the loss of corporate data. Enterprise customers can use DAPS to maximize business continuity in a secure environment.

"With the DAPS solution using Novell iFolder, customers will no longer have to worry about whether their data is backed up, and whether their remote files are secure and up to date," said Wayne Parslow, vice president of global alliances, Novell. "In addition, customers will be able to access, organize and manage the latest versions of the files they need, anywhere, anytime."

The Digital Asset Protection Solution is available now. Solution price includes server, storage and iFolder software licenses needed.

A demo of DAPS is planned at HP booth P220 at Novell BrainShare 2003, April 13-18 in Salt Lake City. Other HP products and services scheduled for demonstration include the industry-standard HP ProLiant DL560 server, next-generation HP ProLiant DL360 and DL380 servers, HP ProLiant ML 350 and ML 330 servers and the HP tc2120 server.

About HP

HP is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions and services to consumers and businesses. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. HP completed its acquisition of Compaq Computer Corporation on May 3, 2002. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.


(1) DAPS is planned to run on Windows Server 2003.

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