October 09, 2008
Press release

Acronis True Image 2009 Makes Protecting Home Computers Easier Than Ever

New User Interface, One-Step Protection and Powerful Search ToolsEnsure Safety of Precious Digital Assets

Singapore, October 13, 2008 - Acronis® Inc. (http://www.acronis.com.sg), a provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software, today announced the availability of the latest version of its home product - Acronis True Image Home 2009. This powerful and easy-to-use backup and recovery solution provides complete PC protection, requiring less work from home users and allowing them to recover from the impact of viruses, unstable software downloads and failed hard drives quickly.

Acronis True Image provides both full image and file-based backups. Image-based backups take a snapshot of the entire computer - including programs and the operating system - which can be restored in the event of a hard drive crash or catastrophic operating system failure. With file-based backup, users can select specific files and folders to protect.

"Acronis True Image Home 2009 responds to an increasing market demand on an intuitive and powerful backup solution for home users," said Edward Lim, General Manager of Acronis Asia. "With its new design, user-friendly interface, and fast and reliable backup technology, this new version offers maximum flexibility for consumers to protect their PCs. They can choose what to backup and how to backup easily based on their specific needs."

Backup made easy

Acronis True Image Home 2009 includes a number of features that make it easy and nearly invisible for users to protect their computers. A new interface places the most commonly used and important functions front and centre. With one-click protection, a user can quickly and easily set up a backup routine and then start it with a single mouse click.

Other features that make backup easy include:

  • Smart scheduling - Run backups automatically at preset or elapsed time when the user is idle, on user login/logout, on system startup/shutdown, and in coordination with other events
  • Set and forget backups - Configure once and perform backups automatically
  • Auto backup based on destination availability - Users can decide to back up automatically or as soon as a destination drive is available.

Enhanced features for complete flexibility and security

Additional features that go beyond backup and recovery make Acronis True Image Home 2009 a powerful software program that can protect the security of personal data, while making it easy to organize and locate files.

The disk-cloning feature makes upgrading computer systems painless. With it, there is no need to reinstall the operating system, applications, or re-key user settings when cloning a PC or increasing its storage capacity.

Full text search enables an end user to search for file names and/or content within an archive, using Windows or Google desktop search. This makes it simple to find particular files, even if they are located within a backup archive.

The software also incorporates Acronis Drive Cleanser, an USD$49.99 value that wipes out personal or organizational data in the event a computer hard drive is replaced or an entire system is donated or discarded. The File Shredder function safely destroys individual files so they can't be resurrected.

Pricing and Availability

Acronis True Image Home 2009 is now available through retailers and online from the Acronis website (www.acronis.com.sg). List price remains the same at USD$49.99.

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 45 locations across the globe. 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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