EMC Enhances Retrospect Backup and Recovery Software for Small and Medium Businesses

EMC Retrospect 7.5 delivers new features and better performance

HOPKINTON, Mass. -- February 6, 2006 -- EMC Corporation today announced EMC Retrospect 7.5, a significant new version of the award-winning EMC Retrospect for Windows backup and recovery software. It has never been easier for small and medium businesses (SMBs) to implement automated, business-class data protection.

Retrospect delivers powerful yet easy-to-use data protection for servers, applications, desktops, and notebooks. New features include user-initiated restores, automated deployment of client software, automated software updates, the ability to restore data or copy to tape during backups to disk, offline verification, and broader support for the latest operating systems and business critical applications.

New Retrospect features include:

  • User-initiated restores - Users can restore their lost data via a Web browser, freeing administrators from common restore tasks

  • Single-write/multiple-read backups to disk: Perform transfers to tape or user-initiated restores while backups are running

  • Automated deployment of Windows clients: Use Microsoft SMS, Active Directory Group Policy, or other deployment tools and save hours setting up desktop and notebook backups

  • Automatic login of Windows clients: Ensures newly added computers are backed up regularly

%Offline backup verification: Allows the entire backup window to be used for backups, enabling protection of more data and more computers in less time

  • Faster backups of Windows file servers: Improved data compression and highly efficient gathering of file/folder security information accelerates protection

  • World ready: Localized in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese

  • Automatic updates over the Internet: Helps administrators stay current with new software and device support updates

  • Retrospect in the EMC NetWorker Management Console - Automatic reporting of Retrospect status and events helps simplify administration for enterprises protecting their data centers with EMC Networker and workgroups and branch offices with Retrospect

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 - Retrospect fully supports Windows Server 2003 R2 in both 32-bit and x64 versions

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005: Provide online protection for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of SQL Server 2005 that are supported through the Microsoft SQL Server Agent add-on

  • Additional Clients: Protects computer running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Novell Linux Desktop 9, and Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

Retrospect is renowned for its ease of use and power. It automatically adjusts backup operations to ensure that all computers are protected without requiring manual intervention. Unlike other backup applications, it accurately restores a computer to a point in time that an incremental backup was performed, eliminating the need to perform weekly full backups. Management of onsite and offsite backup media is greatly simplified, and AES encryption ensures the safety of the backup media in transit and at rest.

Pricing and Availability

Retrospect 7.5 for Windows backup and recovery software is available immediately from authorized EMC resellers and EMC Velocity SMB channel partners at a starting price of $399 for Retrospect for Windows Business Editions, and $129 for Retrospect Professional Edition designed for Small Office/Home Office environments. Special upgrade pricing is also available for earlier versions of Retrospect and competitive replacements.

About EMC

EMC Corporation is a world leader in products, services, and solutions for information management and storage that help organizations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at http://www.emc.com.

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