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Adaptec Delivers Continuous Data Protection Software for Automated Backup of Client Data

  • 24 February, 2006 14:34

<p>New StorAssure Software Allows Small to Medium Businesses to Protect Data Stored on Laptops and Desktops</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia – February 24, 2006 - Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a global leader in storage solutions, today announced the availability of StorAssure Personal Edition software, an easy-to-use and cost-effective continuous data protection (CDP) solution for automatically backing up files from client desktops or laptops to a network attached Snap Server. StorAssure runs unattended in the background, saving file changes as they occur and giving individuals, small office and remote office users the security of knowing that their valuable data is being protected.</p>
<p>A majority of small- and medium-sized businesses do not consistently backup the client data stored on employee desktops and laptops. Without data protection or a strategy to recover this business-critical information, small and medium business users continue to put their data at risk.</p>
<p>"Data protection is growing in importance at small- and medium-sized businesses," said Brad Nisbet, program manager with IDC. "Products like Adaptec's StorAssure help ease the pain associated with backup and recovery management."</p>
<p>StorAssure's simple configuration wizards allow users to quickly set up and customise the automated backup of their data. The use of 'rules' allows users to specify the types of files to protect by application, file type or customised include/exclude lists. StorAssure also supports saving multiple versions of changed files, providing even greater protection against file corruption or accidental deletion. StorAssure is optimised for the mobile workforce, providing automatic offline logging, network detection, and battery saving features that laptop users require. If a laptop is lost or files are accidentally deleted or corrupted, StorAssure guides the user through the process of recovering files and restoring data quickly and easily.</p>
<p>"Companies are beginning to realise what it would cost them if the valuable data on their employees' laptop and desktop systems is lost," said Demetri Christodoulou, country manager A/NZ at Adaptec. "Now, with StorAssure there is a solution that doesn't require any IT resources to implement, continuously protects data without anyone even knowing its running, and is so easy-to-use that users can restore data on their own."</p>
<p>StorAssure is the newest addition to Adaptec's portfolio of data management and protection software that also includes BakBone's NetVault backup and recovery software, Server-to-Server (S2S) Synchronisation v2 for simplified data replication and Snap Enterprise Data Replicator (Snap EDR), a high-performance, network-optimised data replication and management software solution. Product information and specifications are available at www.snapserver.com.</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability</p>
<p>Adaptec StorAssure Personal Edition software will be available in March through distribution partners and the Adaptec online store. The product can be used with all Snap Servers including the newly announced Snap Server 510, 520 and 550 (see press release dated 24/2/06). Pricing for StorAssure Personal Edition is $A64 RRP including GST per Windows client. Adaptec offers a 45-day free trial of StorAssure Personal Edition to enable customers to test this solution in their environments prior to purchase. For more information, please visit www.snapserver.com.</p>
<p>Note: Adaptec, the Adaptec logo, Snap Server, StorAssure and StorAssure logo are trademarks of Adaptec, Inc., which may be registered in some jurisdictions. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.</p>
<p>About Adaptec</p>
<p>Adaptec Inc. (NASDAQ:ADPT) provides end-to-end storage solutions that reliably move, manage and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec provides software and hardware solutions for storage connectivity and data protection, storage networking and networked storage subsystems to leading OEM and distribution channel partners. Adaptec solutions are in use by enterprises, ISPs, medium and small businesses and consumers worldwide. Adaptec is an S&amp;P Small Cap 600 Index member.</p>
<p>MEDIA CONTACT:</p>
<p>Rob Stirling
Markom Marketing
+61 2 9977 8922
robstirling@markom.com.au</p>
<p>Demetri Christodoulou
Adaptec Australia
+61 2 8875 7874
demetri@adaptec.com</p>

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