Ciphertex Debuts CX-5000NAS Secure Network Storage Appliance

CX-5000NAS supports file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX platforms

October 19, 2010

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Chatsworth, CA – October 18, 2010 - Ciphertex Data Security, a global provider of powerful, affordable data security products and services, today introduce the CX-5000NAS AES 256 Encryption Secure Network Storage Appliance. CX-5000NAS is the industry's most portable and cost effective solution for secure network storage in virtualization environments for VMWare, Citrix and Microsoft Windows where IT managers face the task of securely storing, sharing and using digital assets and documents for a host of compliance and business-critical tasks.

Ciphertex will debut and demonstrate the CX-5000NAS system at the Fall Interop Conference in New York, October 18-22, 2010 and the Techno Forensnics Conference in Gaithersberg, MD, October 25-26, 2010.

"We're thrilled to show off our new CX-5000NAS system that dramatically lowers the cost for secure network storage for SMB IT organizations without sacrificing security, capacity or performance," said Jerry Kaner, President Ciphertex. "We also believe the venues we're demonstrating the system at represent key vertical markets that are an ideal fit for CX-5000NAS. SMBs have the same compliance requirements as large enterprises when it comes to secure storage and the CX-5000NAS provides the features and functionality for SMBs that large enterprises get from larger, more expensive systems."

Each portable CX-5000NAS AES 256 Encryption appliance can house up to five 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives and incorporates Intel' Atom™ 1.8GHz dual core processor with 1GB memory. The CX-5000NAS is capable of delivering ultra high performance, reliability, and lower power consumption during intensive data transfers. By combining an efficient and powerful business storage center with advanced iSCSI services, cross-platform data sharing, and all-in-one server applications, the CX-5000NAS is a complete VMware' Ready™ and Citrix' Ready™ certified and Microsoft Hyper-V compatible shared storage solution for SMB virtualized and clustered environments.

The CX-5000NAS can be expanded with the Ciphertex‘s Ranger Tower RAID systems for AES 256 Hardware Encryption as a network shared storage of VMware, Citrix virtualization environments and Windows clustered servers. Comparing with traditional SAN (Storage Area Network), the NAS is a competitive alternative with much lower setup and maintenance costs in an IP SAN.

In addition, CX-5000NAS is certified as compatible with VMware' vSphere4 (ESX 4.0 and above) and Citrix' XenServer virtualization platforms, and is also compliant with Windows 2008 Failover Cluster.

The CX-5000NAS supports file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX platforms. Versatile business applications such as file server, FTP server, printer server, web server, and Windows AD (Active Directory) support are provided. The dominant features, such as WebDAV, Share Folder Aggregation (also known as DFS), IPv6 and IPv4 dual-stack, Wake on LAN, schedule power on/ off, HDD S.M.A.R.T, comprehensive log systems, and policy-based unauthorized IP blocking are all included.

Pricing and Availability

Contact Ciphertex for pricing on the CX-5000NAS. Price depending on features and software configuration. It is available immediately by calling 1-877-977-8878 or 1-818-773-8989, or send email to [email protected].

About Ciphertex Data Security

Ciphertex Data Security (, Inc., based in Chatsworth, California, offers powerful, affordable data security products and services to companies and businesses around the world. Our products feature the highest levels of hardwarebased encryption solutions.Todays larger digital media capacities, increased data mobility, and growing security concerns demand comprehensive, endpoint, hardwarebased encryption. Ciphertex provides indepth data security services featuring the highest level of assessment, intervention and protection.

By protecting data from loss, theft or corruption, Ciphertex completes ITs role in maximizing efficiencies and safeguarding data resources. With Ciphertex, you are assured of Maximum-Security Data Protection. The Ciphertex family of products and services provides dependable IT security solutions to businesses around the world. Through these and other key global partnerships, our products and services are sold around the world through a growing number of online and traditional resellers, VARs, and distributors. For more information about Chiphertex Data Security and its products, please visit

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