New BackupAssist Zip-To-Tape Add-on saves the day with NTBackup replacement for Windows Server 2008

October 14, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Melbourne, Australia - October 14, 2009 - When it was first released in 2002 by Melbourne software developer Cortex I.T, BackupAssist was immediately welcomed by SMBs looking for simple, affordable backup software. Now the same innovative company has developed the BackupAssist Zip-To-Tape Add-on to fill the gap in tape drive support for Windows Server 2008 users. It's a solution that some say should have been included all along tape backup software that uses the ZIP64 standard to automatically compress data for easy storage on tape.

"We were very surprised when Microsoft decided to drop NTBackup, because we've all been happily using it for years" says Linus Chang, Lead Developer and C.E.O. of BackupAssist's parent company Cortex I.T. "But we were already working on our Zip Engine as a means to compress and encrypt backup data, so when our customers asked for help with tape drive support on Windows Server 2008, we were able to come up with a simple solution very quickly."

Think of BackupAssist's new ZIP Engine as 'ZIP Turbocharged'. It has multi-threading architecture, tuned for performance, outperforms WinZIP by a factor of three on entry-level servers and takes ZIP64 to the next level by automating the process. What's more, data is restorable nearly anywhere thanks to the ZIP open standard you don't even need to use BackupAssist software to restore. (But BackupAssist v5 includes a new Restore Console which makes it amazingly easy to search your backups and restore data to the original destination other ZIP software simply won't do that.)

The BackupAssist Zip-To-Tape Add-on gives you real-time data compression on-the-fly, simple 256-bit AES encryption and it's all put together with an extremely user-friendly interface and easy to follow wizards.

"Our new Zip-to-Tape Add-on adds yet another important feature set to our family of products, which also includes solutions for imaging, Exchange, SQL and Rsync." Linus explains. "Together, BackupAssist V5 with the BackupAssist Zip-To-Tape Add-on gives you a Server 2008 tape backup solution and a complete software package that covers all your backup needs."

(BackupAssist V5 US$249. BackupAssist Zip-To-Tape Add-on US$149. Total package: US$378.)

BackupAssist Zip-To-Tape Add-On Features
- Support for tape drives backup to a standalone tape drive.
- Multi-threading architecture outperforms WinZIP by a factor of three.
- Open .ZIP format backups are stored as .ZIP files for easy access on any Windows-based machine.
- Real-time data compression (on-the-fly), saving tape storage space.
- 256-bit AES data encryption to give your backups password protection.
- Easy, perfect restore including time stamps, NTFS attributes, ADS etc.
- User-friendly interface with easy to follow wizards. No training necessary.
- OS: Windows 2008 Family, Windows 2003 Family, Windows 7, Vista and XP.

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