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Codenomicon Introduces Expanded Test Suite At Storage Developers Conference and Joins Storage Network Industry Association

SAN JOSE, Calif., and OULU, FINLAND - September 10, 2007 - Codenomicon, Ltd., a leading provider of preemptive security and robustness testing software, today announced that it has expanded its File System and Storage Test Suite for the DEFENSICS test platform. The test suite allows storage vendors to rapidly perform rigorous security and availability tests to identify and resolve file system and storage network protocol exposures that can result in brand, quality, integrity and compliance risks The expanded test suite achieves more comprehensive storage management security assurance and now covers the CIFS, HTTP, iSCSI, NFS, SNMPv3, SSH, and SSL implementations.

Codenomicon also announced it has joined the Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA) as part of its commitment to support the storage and storage services market The DEFENSICS test platform and respective storage test suite will be demonstrated live at the CIFS and iSCSI plugfest within SNIA’s upcoming Storage Developers Conference held in San Jose on September 10–13, 2007.

“With the adoption of iSCSI, remote out-of-band mangement, distributed and department storage, and storage service, the extent of network data storage and its respective risks proliferates. Communications and data protocols can be an effective means for service disruption and attack,” said Anne MacFarland, research analyst at The Clipper Group. “Malformed communications and files can not only bring a system or service down, but can affect the integrity and operations of connected systems, applications, storage subsystems, and data. Vendors, service providers and high-profile clients can and should use pre-deployment test solutions, such as those being offered by Codenomicon, to reduce that risk and liability.”

Typically segregated and partitioned, networked storage and storage subsystems environments often interface to external subsystems, remote data and management access capabilities, as well as storage services that leverage public networks and respective open protocols. To thwart potential security and availability threats, stronger data management and data access safeguards have been implemented industry wide. However, storage vendors, and their customers, still face service exposures and zero-day attacks.

Codenomicon DEFENSICS enables storage developers to preemptively mitigate unknown and published threats in storage products and services prior to release or deployment – reducing service failure, zero-day attack and system breach threats. Employed as secure development lifecycle best practice, the system can execute thousands of well-documented test cases to accelerate flaw identification and remediation. The test software can be easily integrated into any existing test system to provide greater quality assurance with nominal resource and time impact.

“The real dollar costs and reputation risks associated with system patching, product recall, service downtime and data corruption are significant when it comes to networked systems and storage. Preemptive security and robustness testing offsets these risks,” said Isaac Sundarajan, President and CEO of Codenomicon. “Codenomicon is pleased to join SNIA as a testament to our commitment to the storage industry. We encourage leading storage vendors to make similar testing assurances as those implemented by their network equipment counterparts.”

“SNIA and the Storage Security Information Forum (SSIF) continues to spearhead stored data security and secure storage management initiatives and awareness,” said Eric Reidel, chairman of SNIA SSIF. “We welcome Codenomicon’s participation in SNIA and look forward to the company’s contributions towards extending storage system quality and security assurance.”

Product and Service Availability and Promotion

The DEFENSICS File System and Storage Test Suite covers the CIFS, HTTP, iSCSI, NFS, SNMPv3, SSH, and SSL protocols. Storage developers and service providers can also take advantage of Codenomicon’s Quickstart service to expedite system implementation, knowledge transfer, and documented assurance verification. For a limited time, Storage Vendors and Service providers can receive a charter Storage test suite promotional discount. For more information visit http://www.codenomicon.com/storage.

About Codenomicon Ltd

Codenomicon develops preemptive security and robustness testing software that lets customers mitigate unknown and published threats in products and services prior to release or deployment - before systems are exposed, outages occur or zero-day attacks are exploited. The world-proven Codenomicon DEFENSICS platform is unmatched in its ability to find quality and security flaws within the broadest array of application. Thousands of developers and security analysts across telecommunications, networking, manufacturing, financial services and defense industries already rely on Codenomicon to reduce costly reputation, quality, compliance and liability risks. Headquartered in Oulu, Finland, with offices in Silicon Valley and Hong Kong, the company sells its testing software and services directly and through international partners.

For more information, visit http://www.codenomicon.com.

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