20 September 2005
Press release

Acronis True Image 9.0 Delivers File Backup In Addition To Its Award Winning System Imaging And Disaster Recovery For Retail Market

Acronis adds file-based backup to disk imaging solution; ability to boot from image and start working while the system is being restored

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., September 20, 2005 — Acronis, Inc., (www.acronis.com) the technological leader in storage management solutions, launched Acronis True Image 9.0, a consumer retail version of the most advanced offering in its expanding family of award-winning workstation and server disk imaging, backup, and disaster recovery software. The software now offers file-based backup capability to the industry-leading disk-imaging and disaster recovery capabilities, giving the user the option to back up individual files or folders in addition to the complete system backup.

Another cornerstone exclusive feature is Acronis Active Restore, which lets the user boot and restore a non-functional system directly from a backup image. The user can start working while on the disk while the image is being restored.

Other additions to the software include support for differential backups, a files exclusion option that lets the user select only those files that they want to back up, an updated Recovery Wizard that lets the user select image- or file-based restores, and a wizard for enabling and disabling the Windows System Restore Management program in Windows.

"As we've seen in recent weeks, the necessity of having a reliable backup of your files has never been more imperative," said Max Tsypliaev, chairman of the board of Acronis. "As multimedia PCs become more entrenched as essential parts of consumers' leisure time, guaranteeing the accessibility of data and applications are paramount."

"In addition," he said, "being able to perform a full system recovery in minutes rather than hours or days — and being able to do so while the image is still being restored — adds a dimension that no other backup and recovery product can match, providing a comprehensive and cost-effective data and system protection solution."

"Recent events have underscored the need for individuals and companies alike to have a disaster recovery plan," said Stephen Lawton, director of marketing. "Some families have a lifetime of digital photos, scanned images, personal documents and massive amounts of entertainment stored on their home computers. Should that computer get damaged, either by a virus or an environmental cause, the personal data loss could be enormous. Acronis True Image makes it easy to create an image of a hard disk — an image that could be transferred over the Internet to a remote server or saved to an external disk that's normally kept in a bank safe deposit box."

"The arguments that 'It can't happen to me' or 'My system has a fire wall and antivirus software so I'm safe' simply don't apply," Lawton continued. "It can happen to anyone, any time and without warning. Today there is simply no reason not to protect your data."

Acronis True Image 9.0 is available now. The suggested list price is $49.99. Users who purchased the previous version of the software in the past 30 days get a free upgrade to the current version.

More information about the product is available at http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/.

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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