Adaptec Certifies iSCSI for Computer Associates Backup Solution

9/4/2003 - Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a global leader in storage solutions, announced that its iSCSI host bus adapters have been certified ca smart with Computer Associates International, Inc.'s BrightStor ARCserve Backup, enabling storage area network-based backup solutions built on low-cost, simple-to-deploy IP storage networks.

Adaptec's iSCSI adapters make storage area networks easy and affordable to install, configure and manage by leveraging standard Ethernet components and interoperability with a broad range of operating systems including Windows and Linux. Computer Associates' BrightStor ARCserve Backup product family ensures high levels of data storage availability, scalability, interoperability and performance and simplifies storage management to give businesses a cost-effective way to protect growing amounts of electronic information.

Solutions that are designated ca smart are certified to integrate seamlessly with Computer Associates products. Adaptec's iSCSI adapters met Computer Associates' rigorous interoperability testing requirements with BrightStor ARCserve Backup for backup and restore capabilities.

"iSCSI makes it easier and less expensive for organizations to deploy storage area networks (SANs) for e-mail, database, consolidation and other storage applications," said Glenn Clowney, director of marketing for Adaptec. "iSCSI is also being deployed to enable easy, reliable backup and restore capabilities as companies face an ever-growing demand for safe, secure storage capacity. We're pleased to work with Computer Associates to combine Adaptec's enterprise-class storage area networking capabilities with BrightStor ARCserve Backup to provide customers with an integrated networked storage backup package that is simple and cost-effective for virtually any size organization."

Adaptec iSCSI
Adaptec's full ASIC-based iSCSI storage solutions give midsize companies and enterprise workgroups cost-effective networked storage, offering enterprise-class scalability and reliability for storage consolidation and capacity management across multiple servers and applications. More information on Adaptec storage networking solutions is available at

About Adaptec
Adaptec Inc. (NASDAQ:ADPT) provides end-to-end storage infrastructure solutions that reliably move, manage and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec provides software and hardware solutions for storage connectivity and data protection, storage networking and networked storage subsystems to leading OEM and distribution channel partners. Adaptec solutions are in use by enterprises, ISPs, medium and small businesses and consumers worldwide. Adaptec is an S&P Small Cap 600 Index member.

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