03 October 2006
Press release

Acronis True Image 10 Home Gives Users More Control In Protecting Favorite Files

Backs up music, photo or application files without imaging an entire disk

October 17, 2006, Burlington, MA — Acronis, Inc. (www.acronis.com), the technological leader in storage management software, today announced availability of Acronis True Image 10 Home, the latest version of its file and system disk imaging backup and restore software for home and home office users. Building upon existing Acronis True Image Home capabilities, which allow for both the imaging of an entire system or file-based backup of individual files and folders, the new Acronis True Image Home goes one step further and enables users to back up specific music, photo and video files, entire applications and email files.

"With Acronis True Image 10 Home, individuals and small office users gain more control than ever before in their ability to backup and restore the data that is most meaningful to them," said Walter Scott, CEO of Acronis. "In keeping with our commitment to make restoring files as quick, easy and cost effective as possible, this release includes wizard-based controls that walk users step-by-step through the backup and restore processes."

"Having the ability to back up specific file types, such as photographs, music or videos, provides users with tremendous flexibility and value," said Mike DiMichele, a Chicagoland radio personality and publisher of the SaveMyButt.com web site that helps users with their computer problems. "Imagine that you've spent $500 or $1,000 buying music or videos on line, or that you've just saved all of your digital wedding photos to your computer. Imagine that you've just scanned your old family photos to the computer. Saving that vast collection of irreplaceable photographs with an inexpensive backup product is not only good sense, it's an absolute must."

Acronis True Image 10 Home gives users two options for backups and restores. The original disk imaging backup option enables users to create an image of their entire hard disk drive, including the operating system, applications, user settings, and all data. They can use the image to restore their PC to a known working state without any reinstallation.

The new application-based file backup option enables the software to backup and restore individual files that match pre-defined file extensions for music, videos, photographs, finance, email and other applications.

Additional updates to Acronis True Image 10 Home include:

  • Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express Backup — Ability to do dedicated backups of an entire Outlook installation, as well as specific backups of calendar, contacts, tasks, notes, signatures, news folders, e-mail rules and user settings
  • Application Backup — Ability to back up settings from specific applications, including browsers, business and productivity tools, developer tools, Instant Messenger settings and history, Windows settings, and much, much more
  • Backup Rules — Users can now create rules that define how long stored images will be saved, location size quotas, and the maximum number of backups saved
  • Backup Policies — Users can set policies that define when the system will create full backups only, full backups with incremental backups, and full backups with differential backups
  • Password Protection for Secure Zone — Provides extra security for laptops and other remote devices should they be hacked or stolen, yet still guarantees that the computer can self start in case of a crash or loss of data
  • Backup Notifications — Acronis True Image can notify a user using Microsoft's WinPopup service or e-mail when a backup or restore operation is completed

Priced at $49.99, Acronis True Image 10 Home is available for download at www.acronis.com or at retail outlets, such as CompUSA, Fry's Electronics, Office Max, Office Depot, and other retailers.

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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