Friday, June 23, 2000

Ontrack SystemSuite™ 2000 captures PC World's 2000 World Class Award for best utility

ONTRACK Data International, Inc., (NASDAQ: ONDI), a leading provider of data availability software and service solutions, today announced that PC World has honored Ontrack SystemSuite™ 2000 with its 2000 World Class Award for best utility. The World Class Award winners were announced in the July 2000 issue of PC World and will be presented with trophies at an award ceremony to be held during PC Expo in New York.

Introduced in November 1999, Ontrack SystemSuite 2000 is a complete suite of fully integrated utility products designed to keep PC users' systems operating at peak performance. Furthermore, it is the only comprehensive, easy-to-use utility suite available today that supports Windows 95, 98, NT and 2000 operating systems. With Ontrack SystemSuite 2000, all applications are fully integrated and run from a single, easy-to-use interface – making Ontrack SystemSuite 2000 intuitive and less confusing for users. In addition to the World Class Award, the utility also won PC Magazine's coveted Editors' Choice Award in April.

“Since the acquisition of the Mijenix Corporation last summer, our employees have dedicated themselves to developing and delivering a fully integrated utility suite that is the best in its class at helping customers maintain the health of their PCs,” said Mike Rogers, Ontrack CEO. “It's an honor to be recognized by leaders in the industry for our hard work and innovation.”

Celebrating its 18th year, the respected World Class Awards honor the top hardware, software and Web products in the computer industry. To select the best of the best, PC World's editors, testers and contributors examined the entire gamut of products that have appeared in the magazine during the past year. Hundreds of products in more than 70 categories were judged on performance, value, consistency and innovation. The magazine also polled its readers to name the top companies for PC and software service and support.

“The World Class Award winners represent an all-star line-up of the year's best products,” said Kevin McKean, editorial director of PC World. “Throughout the year, the editors scout outstanding players in the hardware and software for our readers. These awards honor the finest the industry has to offer—from solid veterans to stand-out rookies.”

Ontrack SystemSuite 2000 is currently available in retail stores for $59.95 or at the Ontrack Web site at

Ontrack, a leading provider of data availability software and service solutions, helps customers protect, manage, recover and discover their valuable data. Using its hundreds of proprietary tools and techniques, Ontrack is able to recover lost or corrupted data from virtually all operating systems and types of storage devices through its do-it-yourself, remote and in-lab capabilities. With its Electronic Information Management business, Ontrack specializes in searching and recovering computer information – such as e-mail and user data – for use in legal matters. Ontrack also offers a line of award-winning software tools to help prevent critical data loss through a broad line of problem-solving, file-management and productivity utilities. In addition, Ontrack offers its RapidRecall line of backup and restore software and services for remote users.

Ontrack can be reached through its World Wide Web site at or by calling 800-872-2599 (612-937-5161). In addition to its Minneapolis headquarters, Ontrack operates other locations in Los Angeles, Boulder, Colo., Washington D.C., New York, London, Paris and Stuttgart. Ontrack also makes its data recovery services available in Tokyo through its strategic alliance with Y-E Data, a company with over 25 years of experience in storage devices. # # #

ONTRACK and all Ontrack brands and product names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of ONTRACK Data International, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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