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CTERA Networks and Bluepoint Solutions Deliver Secure Hybrid Storage to Credit Unions Using Amazon Web Services



CTERA Networks and Bluepoint Solutions Deliver Secure Hybrid Storage to Credit
                       Unions Using Amazon Web Services

All-in-One Cloud Storage Gateways Replace Tape Backup and File Servers

PR Newswire

HENDERSON, Nev. and PALO ALTO, Calif., April 18, 2013

HENDERSON, Nev. and PALO ALTO, Calif., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CTERA
Networks, the leader in cloud storage enablement, today announced that
Bluepoint Solutions, a leader in payment and content management solutions for
financial institutions, has teamed up with CTERA to provide its credit union
customers  with efficient, secure managed storage and data protection using
CTERA's all-in-one cloud storage gateway appliances. CTERA will be showcasing
the solution at the AWS Summit in New York City today, in booth #212.

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According to the 2012 Credit Union National Association report, there are more
than 7,000 credit unions operating in the United States, serving almost 96
million members. Credit unions are bound by many of the same regulations and
stringent data protection practices as larger banks, but the average credit
union employs only 33 full-time employees, so they are resource-constrained
and must use the most efficient means available, without compromising on
security and data privacy.

Many credit unions employ tape backup with offsite storage to protect their
data. However, tape backup is no longer the most cost-effective way to protect
data, and poses many challenges including lengthy backup windows, manual
operation and transportation, expensive off-site storage and unpredictable
recovery.  

The Bluepoint-CTERA solution provides a hybrid cloud and on-premises solution
that is simple to manage through web-based administration, delivers end-to-end
security, and a full set of Network Attached Storage (NAS) capabilities
on-site. The CTERA appliance is installed locally, providing fast on-site
recovery, while Amazon Web Services (AWS) redundant cloud storage delivers
protection against local disasters with an off-site copy, in compliance with
the highest standards and regulatory requirements. Data is protected both in
the cloud and on-premises using 256-bit AES encryption. Encryption keys are
private and managed by the credit union, which retains complete control over
data access.

"Our customers require high standards of data protection and fast recovery in
the event of a catastrophe or equipment failure," said Andrew Tilbury, CMO of
Bluepoint Solutions. "Until recently, robust backup and recovery solutions
were expensive and complex, and tape does not provide the reliability our
customers need. Now we provide a service that replaces both tape backup and
file servers in a single, cost-effective and robust solution."

"We are excited at this partnership with Bluepoint and AWS," said Clay Rogers,
director of channel development at CTERA. "Our hybrid architecture and ability
to work seamlessly on Amazon's S3 cloud storage infrastructure enabled
Bluepoint to deliver a secure, optimized and cost-effective solution to this
demanding market."

About Bluepoint Solutions
Bluepoint Solutions provides end-to-end payment processing and content
management solutions to community financial institutions. More than 1,400
credit unions and community banks nationwide have deployed its enterprise
technology, including the largest corporate credit unions and credit union
service organizations in the country.  Learn more at
www.bluepointsolutions.com. 

About CTERA Networks 
CTERA Networks is the leader in cloud storage enablement, revolutionizing
storage, data protection and collaboration for enterprises and SMBs. Its Cloud
Attached Storage® architecture combines secure cloud storage services with
on-premises appliances and managed agents. CTERA pioneered the cloud storage
gateway concept, with tens of thousands of units deployed, and its scalable
cloud service delivery platform is used by leading service providers and
enterprises, on the public or private cloud infrastructure of their choice.
For more information, visit www.ctera.com. Follow CTERA on Twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/CTERA   

SOURCE CTERA Networks

Website: http://www.ctera.com
Contact: CTERA Networks, Nathan Beers, Schwartz MSL, 415-512-0770,
ctera@schwartzcomm.com
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