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Sun Continues on Path to Growth with Enhanced Storage Security, Market Momentum, New Systems and Services for Enterprise, Telecommunications and Web Tier Applications


Software Offerings Leverage Solaris Operating System for Enhanced Identity Management to Lower Costs, Regulatory Compliance and Data Center-Wide Security

NEW YORK, NY September 13, 2006 Today at its annual New York customer event, Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) announced several systems, storage and software products that demonstrate how the company is helping customers improve efficiency and reduce costs, while providing increased protection for their data. Joining Sun’s CEO Jonathan Schwartz were executives from Gracenote, Joyent and other leading technology companies to demonstrate how Sun’s innovations, such as the Solaris Operating System (OS), are helping to maximize investments in information technology, extend their investments in tape storage, and simplify their web infrastructure.

The latest innovations in Sun’s portfolio include:

* The first identity management suite that concurrently provisions user access with access audits. Sun Java System Identity Manager 7.0 is the first to combine user provisioning – the process of creating, updating, and deleting user access across applications and systems – with identity auditing, the process of analyzing applications and systems for identity control violations, notifying corporate compliance officers of violations, and addressing policy exceptions. For the press release, visit:
* The addition of the first-ever Netra blade server running breakthrough CoolThreads technology for telecommunications applications. The new CoolThreads Netra servers with the Solaris 10 OS provide extreme throughput and energy efficiency in a rack mount or ATCA blade configuration, allowing OEMs to scale for price/performance with four, six or eight cores, and up to 32 threads, in either form factor. For the press release, visit:
* Device level encryption for high-end tape drives. The Sun StorageTek Crypto-Ready T10000 tape drive can dramatically reduce the risk of exposing data to unauthorized parties, protecting against both off-site and on-premise data loss and enabling secure shipment of data. For the press release, visit:
* First Sun VTL on Solaris. The Sun StorageTek VTL Plus appliance delivers a 30 percent performance increase that results in faster backups in smaller backup windows with fewer failures. The StorageTek VTL appliance leverages the Solaris OS to deliver high availability and reliability, reducing downtime and costly repairs and helps to ensure that backups are complete and protected. For the press release, visit:
* New Sun Fire workgroup servers outfitted with the high-performance UltraSPARC(R) IIIi processors. The new servers, outfitted with high-performance UltraSPARC IIIi processors with increased memory and throughput, provide a performance boost of nearly 20 percent. For the press release, visit:
* New low-cost workstation with significant performance boosts. The Sun Ultra 25 Workstation offers a 300 percent performance increase and key software pre-installed to aid in the development of new applications. For the press release, visit:
* Sun Secure Application Switch to help increase performance and security of networks and applications. The Sun Secure Application Switch N1216 helps systems increase resource utilization and security across the Sun Fire family of systems. For the press release, visit:
* Sun is submitting the Solaris 10 Operating System for evaluation for the highest level security certification. The Solaris 10 OS with Solaris Trusted Extensions is in evaluation for the highest globally recognized level of certification for any commercial OS – the Common Criteria Certification Labeled Security Protection Profile (LSPP) at Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL 4+), including 3 Protection Profiles. For the press release, visit:

“This year Sun’s return to New York is highlighted by one word – growth; growth in revenue, growth in market share, growth in software licenses, and growth in developer adoption. It’s clear that our commitment to R&D and our investment in innovation on behalf of customers is paying off,” said Jonathan Schwartz, CEO and President of Sun Microsystems. “The network is becoming more central to our customer’s businesses by the day. And we’re continuing our relentless focus on innovation -- from military-grade security, to advancing the Solaris 10 OS, to world-class data management and storage platforms, to market-changing microprocessor and server engineering -- in order to deliver the differentiated technologies and services our customers depend on.”

Sun continues to achieve significant momentum with its systems, programs and services. For the second consecutive quarter Sun gained server market share at the expense of its main competitors. (For more information, refer to Sun’s August 23 press releases: and ). Sun’s full line of industry-leading servers and programs help customers increase performance, efficiency, manageability and system longevity, delivering higher service levels and system utilization.

For more information on these new offerings or Sun’s announcements, please visit Sun’s online press kit at:
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