Merlin International Joins NetApp U.S. Public Sector Cyber

Merlin International Joins NetApp U.S. Public Sector Cyber Alliance
Partner Program 
Enabling Federal Agencies to Better Mitigate and Respond to Cyber
VIENNA, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/13 --  Merlin International, a
leading cyber security and IT solutions provider to the U.S. Federal
Government, today announced the company has joined the NetApp U.S.
Public Sector Cyber Alliance Program. The NetApp Cyber Alliance is a
collaborative program designed to establish partnerships and
interoperability of cyber solutions based on NetApp(R) storage,
virtualization, and big data technologies. The main goal of the
program is to develop capabilities that enable organizations to
better mitigate and respond to cyber threats. 
"Merlin has become a recognized expert in Cyber Security solutions as
a result of our dedication to innovation for our customers. The
NetApp Cyber Alliance embraces that philosophy, and we're proud to be
part of a program focused on solving complex challenges, enhancing
value and exploring new ideas in security," explained Monty Deel,
President of Merlin. 
The NetApp Cyber Alliance Program is a comprehensive program that
includes collaborative planning and solution designing, laboratory
testing, and technology certifications. The goal is to develop
end-to-end solutions to improve network, cloud, application, and data
security. Merlin's state-of-the-art Innovation Lab will provide some
of the laboratory resources for testing and solution development,
including optimization with NetApp storage systems. 
"Our storage lies at the heart of many large technology environments,
and we are proud to add the ability to defend them from cyber-attack
or misuse," said Mark Weber, President, NetApp U.S. Public Sector.
"Merlin has been a long-time partner of NetApp, and we know they will
bring exceptional value to the Cyber Alliance Program."  
About Merlin International
 Merlin International(R) is one of the
country's fastest growing IT solutions providers and exclusively
serves the U.S. Federal Government. Our dedication to government
customers provides us unparalleled insight into mission requirements
and agency challenges. As a company, we are committed to finding
leading-edge, disruptive technologies that allow us to develop truly
innovative solutions that better meet mission objectives. A
veteran-owned, privately held company, Merlin is a leader in Cyber
Security and offers a full complement of technology and service
solutions for Healthcare, Civilian, Defense, and Intelligence
agencies. The company is headquartered in Englewood, CO, with federal
operations in Vienna, VA. More information is available at  
About NetApp
 NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) creates innovative storage and
data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency
and accelerate business breakthroughs. Our commitment to living our
core values and consistently being recognized as a great place to
work around the world is fundamental to our long-term growth and
success as well as the success of our pathway partners and customers.
Use of the words "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal
partnership between NetApp and any other company. Discover our
passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at 
Merlin International is a registered trademark of Merlin
International, Inc. NetApp, the NetApp logo, and Go further, faster
are trademarks or registered trademarks of NetApp, Inc. in the United
States and/or other countries. All other brands or products are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and
should be treated as such. 
Joe Charron
Merlin International
Office: 703-752-8356
Fax: 703-752-2935 
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