29 August 2002
Press release

Acronis sets a new standard in system utilities design, usability and performance

Acronis debuts innovative system utility software line that appeals to all computer users

South San Francisco, CA, August 29, 2002 — Acronis today unveiled its new line of system utility software, and announced new design and technology innovations that promise to make system utilities much easier for PC users at all levels to understand and use. The new Acronis system utilities include one-click Windows XP-styled user interfaces that make program operation and navigation simple. They also include easy-to-follow wizards that ensure users complete their desired tasks successfully. The new Acronis system utilities, five total, will be available on September 5 in leading retail stores throughout North American and online at www.acronis.com.

"Acronis is the new standard in system utility products," said Dennis Burke, director of business development at Acronis. "For years, there has been little innovation in this category, especially in design and interfaces, thus the products have been very difficult to understand and operate for most computer users. For instance, some products still run on DOS and other antiquated platforms, and only a handful of computer users are going to pay good money for outdated technology. Acronis products are developed using the most innovative technology available, and they are far superior, and much easier to use, than existing system utilities."

Acronis is known as a technology leader in areas such as hard disk management, multi-boot technology, data migration, system backup and other core system areas. But with the release of the five new system utility titles today, Acronis also becomes the leader in system utility performance, usability and design.

The new Acronis system utilities are also extremely flexible. They allow inexperienced and novice PC users to operate in "automatic" mode and work with program wizards to quickly and easily complete desired tasks. And more advanced PC users, even professionals, can work in "manual" mode and have greater control over their Acronis products.

The new Acronis line-up includes:

Acronis Privacy Expert 2003, a powerful privacy utility that securely obliterates PC user's computing and surfing traces. And unlike many products that merely delete files and data, Privacy Expert completely wipes files clean, including free disk space, thus guaranteeing the data can never be recovered or accessed.

Acronis True Image 6.0 is the most advanced disk-imaging application on the market. True Image creates exact images of hard disk drives and/or separate partitions for complete backup purposes, and it allows PC users to restore all original contents, including operating systems, programs, personal data, settings, etc. in case of emergency or when upgrading to a new PC. Exclusive technology makes Acronis True Image 6.0 fully operable within Windows and does not require re-boots down to DOS, thus making it simple for all PC users to operate. For more information, please visit www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/.

Acronis Migrate Easy 6.0 is the leading, dedicated hard disk drive - to - hard disk drive migration tool available. It's the number one solution for PC users installing new hard drives, which according to industry reports is about three million per year. And unlike traditional hard drive migration methods, which are notoriously time-consuming, Acronis Migrate Easy 6.0 allows PC users to upgrade to a new hard disk drive in minutes, not days. For more information, please visit, www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/migrateeasy/.

Acronis OS Selector 8.0 is the premiere multi-boot utility available today. It allows PC users to run multiple operating systems on a single PC, including all versions of Windows and Linux. Acronis OS Selector 8.0 also repartitions and reorganizes hard disks for seamless installation of new operating systems. It's the perfect solution for PC users who want a safety net when trying Windows XP or Linux. For more information, please visit, www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/osselector/.

Acronis PowerUtilities 2003 is Acronis' long-anticipated utilities suite, and with five of the most popular system utilities available in one box, it should be a staple of every PC user's software arsenal. Below is title and description of each title included in PowerUtilities 2003:

Acronis Privacy Expert 2003: Keep your computing and surfing history private, and completely wipe files permanently

Acronis Drive Cleanser 6.0: Securely obliterate data off your entire hard disk or individual partitions

Acronis Migrate Easy 6.0: Quickly and easily deploy a new hard disk on your PC

Acronis Disk Editor 6.0: Edit hard disk and its partition data manually, at the byte level. Manually fix hard disk errors

Acronis Recovery Expert (included as free bonus program): Recover deleted or lost partitions, instantly

For more information on PowerUtilities 2003, please visit /homecomputing/products/powerutilities/.

About Acronis:

Acronis is a global cyber protection company that provides natively integrated cybersecurity, data protection, and endpoint management for managed service providers (MSPs), small and medium businesses (SMBs), and enterprise IT departments. Acronis solutions are highly efficient and designed to identify, prevent, detect, respond, remediate, and recover from modern cyberthreats with minimal downtime, ensuring data integrity and business continuity. Acronis offers the most comprehensive security solution on the market for MSPs with its unique ability to meet the needs of diverse and distributed IT environments.

A Swiss company founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis has 15 offices worldwide and employees in 50+ countries. Acronis Cyber Protect is available in 26 languages in 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses. Learn more at www.acronis.com.
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Katya Turtseva
VP of Communications