18 January 2005
Press release

Two Progress Energy Departments Incorporate Acronis True Image For Disaster Recovery

One of the South's Largest Public Utilities Expands its Installed Base of Acronis Software

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., January 18, 2005 — Acronis, Inc., the technological leader in storage management solutions, announced that the Combustion Turbine and Fossil Generation Departments of Progress Energy, Inc based in Raleigh, NC, and St. Petersburg, FL has incorporated Acronis True Image 8.0 into its process control systems disaster recovery program. The company improved its disaster recovery readiness by upgrading its process control systems' computers to the latest release of the Acronis software.

Progress Energy is one of the nation's largest diversified energy companies, serving almost 3 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida.

"The Combustion Turbine and Fossil Generation process control systems of Progress Energy are required to have a backup and disaster recovery program that will insure the continued, reliable operation of our generating plants seven days a week, 365 days a year," said John C. Thomas, Progress Energy Controls Engineer. "Acronis True Image exceeds our expectations."

"Acronis recognizes that data is the fuel that energizes corporations," said Max Tsypliaev, CEO of Acronis. "Knowing that Progress Energy will be able to continue operating with minimal interruption no mater what Mother Nature throws at it — or how often she throws it — is why we make our bare-metal restore and backup software the way we do. Hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes and other natural disasters don't remind you to back up your computers first. Having a plan in place and executing it, as Progress Energy does, is the only way to be prepared."

Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

About Progress Energy

Progress Energy (NYSE: PGN), headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., is a Fortune 250 diversified energy company with more than 24,000 megawatts of generation capacity and $9 billion in annual revenues. The company's holdings include two electric utilities serving approximately 2.9 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. Progress Energy also includes nonregulated operations covering generation, energy marketing, natural gas production, fuel extraction, rail services and broadband capacity. For more information about Progress Energy, visit the company's Web site at www.progress-energy.com.

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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