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IOMEGA UNVEILS "OFFICESCREEN" SMB-FOCUSED MANAGED SECURITY.

Iomega Corporation (NYSE:IOM), San Jose, Calif. a global leader in data storage and protection, has developed fully managed Internet security solutions for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that utilize best-in-class solutions from Juniper Networks, Inc. and VeriSign, Inc.

Iomega's OfficeScreen suite of SMB-focused managed security solutions incorporates security appliances from Juniper Networks. These offerings include Juniper Networks firewall, IPSec site-to-site VPN, Unified Threat Management and SSL VPN solutions with VeriSign two-factor authentication.

"Iomega is excited to work with two of the world leaders in security solutions, Juniper Networks and VeriSign, and deliver these enterprise offerings in an affordable manner to small and medium-sized business customers worldwide," said Jonathan Huberman, CEO of Iomega Corporation. "Today's SMBs face the same security threats to their networks and their critical data as Fortune 100 corporations. Iomega is cutting through the confusion of a fractured managed services market to provide SMBs with what they need for network security."

Currently small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. utilize OfficeScreen as a secure, reliable outsourced network security and VPN service that is cost-effective, doesn't require upfront hardware expenses, dedicated IT resources or large IT budgets. OfficeScreen, which includes Juniper Networks industry-leading firewall/VPN, SSL VPN and IPSec bundles, creates secure wide area networks that connect remote offices and workers to applications and data at a company's headquarters, while countering security threats from hackers, worms and viruses across a company's entire network.

Iomega offers its OfficeScreen managed security solutions to businesses through channel partners in North America, and will market these services in Europe in the near future.

"We're excited about this opportunity to extend the reach of our market leading solutions with Iomega," said David Helfer, vice president of World-Wide Strategic Partners for Juniper Networks. "By leveraging our industry leading security appliances which are well aligned for small and medium-sized business, Iomega is able to offer enterprise class managed security services to its SMB customers."

Souheil Badran, vice president of International Channel Sales for VeriSign, said, "Small and medium businesses are an important customer base for VeriSign, and the partnership with Iomega allows us to expand our reach further into that market. Iomega's OfficeScreen Managed Services coupled with VeriSign's long-standing expertise in delivering strong authentication solutions presents a compelling managed service offering to this growing customer segment."

Adding to Iomega's OfficeScreen Managed Services, the Juniper Networks SSL VPN appliance enables organizations to provide cost-effective remote access, partner extranet services and intranet security. It utilizes SSL as a secure transport mechanism and does not require a client to be deployed on mobile and remote users' computing devices. Little or no changes are required to internal servers. Based on the award-winning Juniper Networks Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) technology, the Secure Access appliance also features rich access privilege management functionality, performance scalability, and a high availability design, meeting enterprise class needs.

In August, Iomega closed its acquisition of managed services provider CSCI, the 2006 winner of the Juniper Networks, Inc. "Managed Services Provider of the Year" award, and the creator of OfficeScreen managed security services.

According to independent market analysis, the global market for managed security services is expected to be $2.9 billion in 2006, growing to $3.7 billion in 2008.

About Iomega

Iomega Corporation provides easy-to-use, high value storage solutions to help people protect, secure, capture and share their valuable digital information. OfficeScreen, Iomega's managed security services for SMBs, features industry-leading firewall/VPN, SSL VPN and IPSec bundles that create secure wide area networks that connect remote offices and workers to applications and data at a company's headquarters, while countering security threats from hackers, worms and viruses across a company's entire network. Iomega's award-winning storage products include the Iomega(R) REV(R) platform: the new Iomega REV 70GB Backup Drive, available in various computer interface models for server implementations; and the Iomega REV 35GB Backup Drive, available in several computer interface models for desktop backup and archive applications; as well as REV-based automation products such as new REV Loader 560, which utilizes a REV 70GB Backup Drive and up to eight REV disks.

For more information, visit http://www.iomega.com or call 1-888-4-IOMEGA (888-446-6342) or 858/314-7148.
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