Netezza Performance Server(R) Appliance Earns Internationally Recognized Common Criteria Certification to Meet Stringent Government Standards

    BOSTON, September 25 /CNW/ - Netezza Corporation (NYSE Arca: NZ), the
global analytic appliance market leader, today announced that the Netezza
Performance Server(R) appliance has completed and achieved the stringent and
prestigious Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 3+ certification.
Netezza's active participation in the Common Criteria evaluation process
signifies the Company's commitment to providing users with solid product

    "Achieving Common Criteria certification and an EAL3+ designation means
that Netezza has obtained a critical assurance level that is recognized by the
international community," said Steve Williams, vice president and general
manager, federal operations, Netezza Corporation. "With this certification,
our government and commercial customers worldwide are assured that Netezza's
appliance meets stringent and standardized security requirements."

    Common Criteria is an internationally recognized set of guidelines (ISO
15408), which define a common framework for evaluating security features and
capabilities of Information Technology security products. The standard
consists of several predetermined evaluation assurance levels, each one more
stringent than the last. Common Criteria allows vendors to have their products
tested against a chosen level by an independent third-party testing
laboratory. Common Criteria certifications are accepted by 24 countries
through the CCRA (Common Criteria Recognition Agreement), including the United
States government.

    Netezza partnered with Corsec Security, a consulting firm with over nine
years of validation experience in order to facilitate the prompt completion of
the evaluation process. "Corsec is thrilled to have worked with Netezza on
their Common Criteria evaluation," said Matthew Appler, CEO, Corsec Security.
"Common Criteria is a rigorous, lengthy process and Netezza's dedication to
this effort was apparent from the start. Netezza's continuous hard work
clearly exemplifies the commitment to their customers."

    The Netezza Performance Server appliance is built specifically to analyze
terabytes of detailed data significantly faster than existing data warehouse
options, at a much lower total cost of ownership. The NPS system stores,
filters and processes terabytes of records within a single unit, analyzing
only the relevant information for each query. Netezza has placed the CPU power
next to the data, allowing the NPS system to speed through processes that
would occupy most data warehouse systems for hours, or even days, thereby
enabling dramatic increases in productivity across the organization.

    About Corsec Security, Inc.

    Corsec Security, Inc. specializes in helping companies navigate through
the complex process of receiving FIPS 140 and Common Criteria (CC)
certifications. Corsec's consulting, document creation, and laboratory
services deliver unmatched expertise in achieving government validation
efforts at a firm, fixed price. Corsec partners with companies around the
world to achieve local and international certification and to add security
functionality to a wide range of products. Corsec minimizes the time, effort
and money a vendor needs to invest in validation while ultimately maximizing
the return on that investment. For further information, please visit

    About Netezza Corporation

    Netezza (NYSE Arca: NZ) is the global leader in analytic appliances that
dramatically simplify high-performance analytics for business users across the
extended enterprise, delivering significant competitive and operational
advantage in today's information-intensive marketplaces. The Netezza
Performance Server(R) (NPS(R)) family of streaming analytic(TM) appliances
brings appliance simplicity to a broad range of complex data warehouse and
analytic challenges. Customers who are realizing the benefits of Netezza's
appliance approach include Ahold,, CNET Networks, Debenhams,
Department of Veterans Affairs, Epsilon, Neiman Marcus, Orange UK, Premier,
Inc., Ross Stores, Ryder System, Inc., The Carphone Warehouse and Virgin
Media. Based in Framingham, Mass., Netezza has offices in Washington, DC, the
United Kingdom and Asia Pacific. For more information about Netezza, please

    Netezza, Netezza Performance Server, Intelligent Query Streaming and
streaming analytic are trademarks of Netezza Corporation. Other names may be
trademarks of their respective owners.

For further information:

For further information: for Netezza Corporation Dawn Sullivan or Ann
McDonough, 781-684-0770

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