Iomega intends to simplify local network storage for small businesses with a low-cost desktop appliance that the EMC subsidiary says takes four mouse clicks to configure.

Jim Manico, OWASP Global Board Member

October 17, 2008

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Iomega intends to simplify local network storage for small businesses with a low-cost desktop appliance that the EMC subsidiary says takes four mouse clicks to configure.StorCenter iX2, available with either 1 TB or 2 TB of storage, has actually been around for a year, but now incorporates EMC's Linux-based LifeLine software, which came out three months before EMC acquired Iomega. LifeLine was designed to help small/home office users and consumers centralize their digital files safely and securely.

"One of the challenges with [StorCenter iX2] has been to address both the consumer and small business sectors, and make it appeal to both," said George Melissargos, Iomegas international product manager for network storage, in an interview with Network World. "We have put features into the box to address the needs of both markets."

Melissargos said the appliance can be used as a file server, is easy to administrate and manage, and, with two USB ports, leaves the door open if you want to add more storage devices. StorCenter iX2 also includes a Gigabit Ethernet connection, two SATA-II drives (for a speed of 3 Gbps), EMC's Retrospect Express backup software (with up to five client licenses), and EMC's Mozy online backup service.

StorCenter iX2 weighs less than 5 pounds and takes up about as much space as a shoebox. It will begin shipping Oct. 30; the 1-TB version will cost $299.99 and the 2-TB version will cost $479.99.

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Jim Manico

OWASP Global Board Member

Jim Manico is a Global Board Member for the OWASP foundation where he helps drive the strategic vision for the organization. OWASP's mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. OWASP's AppSecUSA<https://2015.appsecusa.org/c/> conferences represent the nonprofit's largest outreach efforts to advance its mission of spreading security knowledge, for more information and to register, see here<https://2015.appsecusa.org/c/?page_id=534>. Jim is also the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He has a 18 year history building software as a developer and architect. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker community. He is the author of Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications<http://www.amazon.com/Iron-Clad-Java-Building-Secure-Applications/dp/0071835881> from McGraw-Hill and founder of Brakeman Pro. Investor/Advisor for Signal Sciences.

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