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Subject: DataPower Selected Two Years Running for Prestigious Well-Connected Award


Based on Real-world Network Computing Testing, DataPower's Leading XS40
XML Security Gateway Tops Web Services Security Category for Security,
Flexibility and Performance

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - April 13, 2004 - DataPower, the creator and leading
provider of intelligent XML-aware network (XAN) infrastructure, today
announced that the company's XS40 XML Security Gateway(tm) has been
named a finalist by CMP Media LLC's Network Computing's 2004
Well-Connected Award.  DataPower's ground-breaking network devices have
been in production at the world's largest organizations for years,
helping secure and accelerate billions of dollars in transactions.
Today's news is the latest in a series of recent industry validation and
customer wins for DataPower's widely deployed XAN solutions and marks
the second consecutive year that Network Computing magazine has
recognized DataPower after winning last year's "Infrastructure Product
of the Year" category award.

"From our first of many XS40 customer announcements over a year ago,
DataPower has established the industry benchmarks and best practices for
security, performance and standards support required by Global 2000
enterprises seeking to safely deploy XML Web services," said Jim
Ricotta, CEO and president at DataPower.  "DataPower's inception in 1999
established the start of XML-aware networking, and we have continued
since to establish the industry-leading partnerships, channels,
customers and technological innovations to enable us to receive
outstanding industry accolades like Network Computing's Well-Connected
award for two years running." 

Network Computing's Well-Connected Awards honor the year's outstanding
technology products and services. They represent the very best products
and services the technology industry has to offer in networking. They
are chosen by Network Computing's technology editors from the hundreds
of products that have been tested and evaluated in the publication's
Real-World Labs in the previous year. Each spring, the editors choose
the best products available in multiple categories across several core

Powered by DataPower's own XG3 XML security engine, DataPower's XS40 is
a true diskless network device purpose-built to provide a complete "drop
in" XML Web services security solution without code changes or added
operational complexity.  XS40 offers the broadest security intelligence,
highest performance and most complete functionality including XML
firewall and SOAP content filtering, XDoS protection, XML access
control, schema validation, XML digital signatures, and field-level
encryption of XML content.  Other features include leading integration
with system management solutions including Computer Associates'
Unicenter Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM), intelligent
traffic management vendors including F5 Networks and Redline Networks,
identity management systems including Netegrity and Oblix, as well as
the most complete support for recommended XML Web services standards
like WS-Security, SAML, XACML, XKMS along with SSL acceleration, service
virtualization, and centralized policy management, LDAP and RADIUS
compliance and wirespeed XML/SOAP routing.

"Network Computing has acknowledged the best and brightest in the
networking and IT worlds for 10 years through its annual Well-Connected
Awards," says Mike Lee, editor of Network Computing magazine. "The
awards are determined as a result of product testing in the Real-World
Labs of Network Computing, located throughout the U.S."

Winners of this year's Well-Connected Awards will be announced in
Network Computing's May 13 issue and online at

About Network Computing
For IT, By IT, Network Computing (http://www.networkcomputing.com),
published by CMP Media LLC, Manhasset, N.Y., is dedicated to providing
critical analysis of technologies, vendors and products to 220,000 IT
Managers and Staff who are accountable for strategic technology purchase
decisions.  In 2003, Network Computing won a total of four awards from
the American Society of Business Publications Editors (ASBPE), including
a national award in the Best Technical Article category.

About DataPower Technology 
DataPower Technology provides enterprises with intelligent XML-Aware
network infrastructure to ensure unparalleled performance, security and
manageability of next-generation applications and XML Web Services.
DataPower's patent-pending XML Generation Three (XG3) technology powers
the industry's first wire-speed XML-aware networking devices that
provide immediate return on technology investments while streamlining
application deployments. Founded in 1999, DataPower is privately held.
For more information about DataPower Technology, please contact
617-864-0455 or visit www.datapower.com.

For more information please contact:
Kevin M Anderson			
DataPower Technology, Inc.				
617-864-0455 x360					

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