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Decru  Acquired by NetApp (2005 $ 272,000,000)

275 Shoreline Drive #450
Redwood City, CA 94065
Website Company Summary Management Team

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Alex Balkanski (Benchmark) C Richard Kramlich (NEA) Dan Mayden (Applied Materials President);  David Strohm (Greylock Partners)
Advisory board: Sam Nunn (U.S. Senator)

Business description: Decru is building storage security appliances to address the need for companies to secure their data. Decru, Inc. secures networked data storage with robust, wire-speed encryption and authentication appliances that fit transparently into the existing network infrastructure. Decru DataFort‹ security appliances enable enterprises to protect networked storage from unauthorized access. Decru DataFort combines AES encryption, layered authentication, and key management with a hardened architecture specifically designed to protect data in SAN, NAS, DAS and tape backup environments. Decru’s Storage Encryption Processor (SEP) is the heart of DataFort, fully optimized for gigabit-speed full duplex encryption. Decru DataFort is designed to interoperate with the existing network infrastructure, working seamlessly with existing applications, servers, switches and storage devices. Its operation is completely transparent to the user, making it easy to install and administrate.
Customers include: Hitachi Data SystemsHPIBMOracleVeritas Technologies;  Dartmouth College;  Italian E-Government;  SanTrack;  U.S. Secretary of Defense Communications
Partners include: BlueArcBrocade Communications SystemsCheck Point Software TechnologiesCisco SystemsComputer AssociatesHP JapanLightSand CommunicationsLuminexNetAppNishan SystemsOracleSAICSumitomo;  Neartek;  NewellAndBudge;  Posetiv;  Spectra Logic;  SwapDive

Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: Aug 2002
Capital raised: 45.0M
Last Round: 27.0M
Ownership: Acquired by NetApp (2005 $ 272,000,000)
Corporate investors: CanonSumitomoIn-Q-Tel;  Ascend Technology Ventures

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Record updated: Jul 2007
Sector: Storage
Year Founded: 2001
Headcount: 51-75 as of Jun 2004
Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: Aug 2002
Capital Raised: 45.0M
Last Round: 27.0M
Ownership: Acquired by NetApp (2005 $ 272,000,000)