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AXIS TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE JOINS RACKSPACE PARTNER PROGRAM TO PROVIDE SECURE CLOUD SERVICES

Collaboration Empowers Customers to Capitalize on Cloud Benefits While Protecting Private Data

Axis Technology Software, LLC, the leading provider of enterprise data masking solutions, and Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced an alliance that enables users to deploy a test environment in the Rackspace open cloud within their data center of choice -- be it their own data center, a colo facility, or in one of Rackspace's global data centers using DMsuite and Rackspace’s OpenStack-based open cloud platform.

With enterprises turning to the cloud at a rapidly increasing rate, data security stakes in cloud-based and virtualized environments are high. Through this joint effort, customers are provided with a top productivity environment with an added emphasis on data protection through DMsuite. In particular, the risk of sensitive data exposure is reduced and certain compliance requirements can be met, allowing businesses to take advantage of all that the cloud has to offer while still protecting their sensitive data.

"Cloud computing is constantly evolving, and businesses are embracing the cloud at an even faster rate," said Mike Logan, President of Axis Technology Software, LLC. "Much like just about every other technology innovation, risks always emerge- especially when it comes to security. In the last year alone we have seen headline after headline that discussed security breaches in the cloud, or other disasters that put private information in jeopardy. Through our offering customers can reduce their worries about whether their data will fall victim to vulnerabilities related to doing business in the open cloud."

DMsuite secures development, quality assurance, and third-party testing environments by removing confidential data and replacing it with realistic, fictitious data. Because the masking transformation is executed in memory, production data is not accessible within DMsuite or anywhere in the target environment, making DMsuite the most secure and effective data masking offering on the market today. It maintains referential integrity across business lines and different platforms such as Oracle, MSSQL, Cache, Hadoop, and file formats that include VSAM, Excel, delimited, and XML. DMsuite can be used straight out of the box, offering self-service provisioning functionality. DMsuite is Web-based and its central point of control enables easy operation, administration, logging, and auditing.

About Axis Technology Software, LLC

Axis Technology Software, LLC is a premier provider of data masking software and solutions for the enterprise. The company's flagship data masking platform, DMsuite(TM) is a product that profiles, provisions, and masks data with no programming required. Companies from the healthcare, financial services, retail and government industries rely on DMsuite(TM) to secure their non-production data, including Walgreens/ TakeCareHealth, Tufts Health Plan, The Capital Group, MEDai, Morgan Stanley, and TDAmeritrade. Axis Technology Software, LLC is headquartered in Boston, MA. To learn more, visit www.axistechnologyllc.com.

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