NTP Software®, the worldwide leader in File Data Management, today announced that it has been granted a series of patents in the United States and abroad for a system and method of providing policy-based data management and control on NAS storage devices. The award brings the number of patents granted to NTP Software in the U.S. to four, with patents pending for the remaining three applications in Europe and Australia.

The most-recently awarded patent (No. 8,549,654) joins a portfolio of innovation that includes a system and method for user-driven data archiving (No. 8,386,439); encryption sentinel system and method (No. 8,347,359); and a system and method for determining true computer file type identity (No. 8,135,762). The patents are an integral part of NTP Software’s platform-independent products that enable schools, government, and corporate organizations to control compliance, access, quotas, and the lifespan of more than 20 million users’ stored files automatically.

“The patents that we have been awarded ensure that we continue to succeed in addressing storage challenges at organizations in the United States and around the world,” said Bruce Backa, CEO of NTP Software. “2014 will be the company’s 20th anniversary, and we have never had a more successful year than the one we just completed. We continue to be successful because data management remains an ever-present need and top priority for our customers. Our leadership and innovation in this marketplace ensures that organizations around the world are able to derive more value in their investment in storage and allows them to take advantage of opportunities to reduce their ongoing costs.”

NTP Software’s success at controlling, managing, and protecting unstructured data has earned it strategic relationships with vendors including Dell, EMC, Hitachi, Microsoft, NetApp, and VMware. The company’s customers include 82 of the Fortune 100 and 76 of the Global 100, and its products are deployed on every continent including Antarctica.

The recently concluded year also saw the company launch its NTP Software Universal File Access™, which integrates with the most-common storage hosts, cloud, and object stores to make an organization’s file data available to end users on any device consistent with its Active Directory security and other policies; and NTP Software Precision Tiering™, which provides an easy, automated, policy-driven way to find and migrate data automatically, manually by the end user, or a combination of both.

Additional company highlights from 2013 include an expansion of NTP Software’s EMEA distribution via extensions of agreements with resale partners Arrow Electronics and Avnet Technology Solutions; industry leadership by Backa with his election as SNIA Storage Security Subcommittee Vice Chairman, and his appearances in Washington DC to lobby on technology policy; and recognition by an industry awards group for its enterprise software.

About NTP Software

Founded in 1994, NTP Software is the worldwide leader in the management and control of unstructured data. Every day, more than 20 million users work with storage resources managed by NTP Software’s technology. NTP Software gives organizations control of their file data by providing the solutions needed to understand, manage, move, and secure file data completely. NTP Software delivers a single, cross-platform solution across a customer’s entire file data storage environment: from managing individual files and users to an entire global enterprise with hundreds of systems and dozens of sites. For more information please see http://www.ntpsoftware.com.