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Subject: DataPower Selected as a Finalist to Red Herring Top 100 Private Companies & Seizes Prestigious "Well-Connected" Finalist Award for Third consecutive Year


Red Herring Recognizes DataPower as one of the "Brightest Stars in the
Business Universe" & the DataPower XS40 XML Security Gateway Expands Its
Unmatched, High Technical Acclaim Based on Network Computing's
Real-world Testing 

CAMBRIDGE, MASS - April 15, 2005 -- DataPower(r), the leading provider
of network hardware for securing XML Web services, announced today that
it has extended its leadership as the most decorated XML-aware
networking company with two additional finalist award selections.
DataPower is a finalist in the 2005 Red Herring Top 100 Private Company
awards, which recognizes "the brightest stars in the business universe,"
and the DataPower XS40 XML Security Gateway(tm)
(www.datapower.com/products/xs40.html) has been named a finalist in CMP
Media LLC's Network Computing 2005 Well-Connected Awards, expanding
DataPower's leadership as the most trusted XML Web services security
gateway solution based on real-world tests, certifications and
third-party validation. 

DataPower was selected as a finalist to Red Herring's Top 100 Private
Companies from more than 900 entry nominations in the United States.
Finalists will be evaluated to determine the Red Herring 100 that embody
innovation, technology, and strategy, and winners will be unveiled at
the Red Herring Spring 2005 conference, May 17-19, 2005 in Monterey, CA.
"There were many strong candidates for the Red Herring 100 list this
year, so making it onto the list is quite an achievement," said Joel
Dreyfuss, Editor-in-chief of Red Herring. "In the post-bubble era, North
American technology companies have focused on making sure management is
strong and that the business model makes sense."

First eligible to participate for the Well-connected award in 2003,
DataPower won the Network Computing Well-Connected Infrastructure
Product of the Year award (See:
http://www.datapower.com/newsroom/pr_043003_nwc-award.html ). Today's
announcement marks the third consecutive year that DataPower has been
named a finalist in the prestigious Well-Connected Award. It also
highlights the DataPower's XS40 XML Security Gateway, which has been
named a Well-Connected Award finalist for two consecutive years, as one
of the most outstanding products in the networking industry.

"DataPower's selection as a finalist for both the Red Herring award and
the third consecutive year for the Well-Connected award are welcomed and
continued validation for DataPower as the most trusted XML Web services
vendor on the market ," Jim Ricotta, CEO and president. "DataPower's
continued praise in the XML Web services industry mirrors our market
leadership and our XS40 as the most trusted solution for Global 1000
deployments of secure Web services."

DataPower is the most decorated Web services security vendor winning
widespread acclaim for its technical innovation, market leadership and
customer success. Earlier this week, InfoWorld named DataPower's
founder, chairman and CTO, Eugene Kuznetsov, one of the Top 25 CTOs in
the industry (See: http://www.datapower.com/newsroom/pr_041205_cto.html
). In 2004, Forrester Research noted that DataPower has strong
integration for security and management, and the strongest overall
current feature set (See: Forrester Wave(tm): XML Security Gateways).
Powered by DataPower's patented wirespeed XML processing technology, the
XS40 XML Security Gateway is a member of DataPower's XML-aware
networking product family, which also includes:
*	the XA35 XML Accelerator (www.datapower.com/products/xa35.html) 
*	the XI50 XML Integration Appliance
*	and the XG4 XML Chipset for OEMs
(www.datapower.com/solutions/xg4.html) . 

The XS40 XML Security Gateway combines hardened security, wirespeed
performance and sophisticated, patent-pending algorithms for XML threat
protection and access management, including XML firewall, XDoS
protection, SOAP filtering, fine-grained access control, XML schema
validation, digital signatures, field-level XML encryption, XML/SOAP
routing and service virtualization.

DataPower's application-aware network devices are the most widely
deployed among Global 1000 firms including ADP, BAE, Bell Canada, Booz
Allen Hamilton, Cendant, CIBC, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the
Department of Defense, GFKL, The Hartford, Hemscott, JPMorgan Chase
Bank, Leader Technologies, Navio, Northrop Grumman, Pfizer, Principal
Financial, RouteOne, Royal Bank of Canada, RouteOne, UBS, U.S. VA, and

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
DataPower 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 patented XML Generation Three (XG3(tm)) 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
and based in Cambridge, MA. For more information about DataPower
Technology, please contact 617-864-0455 or visit www.datapower.com

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