Merlin International Joins NetApp U.S. Public Sector Cyber Alliance Partner Program

Wed Jan 9, 2013 9:00am EST

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VIENNA, VA, Jan 09 (Marketwire) -- 
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

    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,
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Joe Charron
Merlin International
Office: 703-752-8356
Fax: 703-752-2935 

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