Thursday, November 2, 2000

Two Ontrack software utility products named 'Best in Class'by editors

ZipMagic® 4.0 and EasyRecovery™ 5.0 featured on WinList

ONTRACK Data International Inc. (NASDAQ: ONDI), a leading provider of data availability software and service solutions, today announced ZipMagic® 4.0 and EasyRecovery™ 5.0 were named to's WinList. Each month the editors of test, evaluate and compare dozens of hardware and software products in specific categories - only those they consider the best in its class make the WinList. Released in August 2000, ZipMagic 4.0 is the latest version of Ontrack's ZipMagic file compression utility. Retaining ZipMagic's patented ability to use compressed files without unzipping them first, the new version includes unique time-saving features that automate the zipping of e-mail attachments, improve basic zip handling and create Internet secure encrypted zip files. "It's rare for us to displace a long time WinList leader, WinZip, but we found something that does it even better and that's ZipMagic from Ontrack...¨ said Jim Powell during his audio review on ZipMagic 4.0. Powell went on to say, "...The bottom line is that this is a program that integrates into Explorer so you can not only preview and extract zip files without actually opening them, but you can do it within an environment that you are already familiar with...Its a very well integrated program.¨

EasyRecovery is a "do-it-yourself" data recovery software that addresses customer and market demands for an easier and more powerful product. Designed for PC technicians and computer enthusiasts seeking same-day data recovery solutions, EasyRecovery 5.0 features a graphical user interface and recovery engine that simplifies and accelerates the data recovery process. According to the review from, "EasyRecovery helps resolve real-life, serious data loss problems quickly and easily. Its usefulness, along with clear, concise documentation and affordable price, makes it an easy choice for WinList.¨ Easy Recovery is available in two different editions, the Personal Edition and the Professional Edition.

"These awards further support the efforts of our employees who have dedicated themselves to developing and delivering world class software utility programs as part of our overall data availability strategy,¨ said Michael Rogers, Ontrack CEO. "Its an honor to be recognized for our hard work and innovation.¨ ZipMagic 4.0 and EasyRecovery 5.0 are currently available at or by calling 800-872-2599.

About Ontrack 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. Ontrack also offers award-winning PC utility software programs and services to help prevent critical data loss through a broad line of problem-solving, file-management and productivity utilities. Ontrack can be reached through its World Wide Web site at or by calling 800-872-2599. In addition to its Minneapolis headquarters, Ontrack operates locations in Los Angeles, Boulder, Colo., Washington D.C., New York, London, Paris and Stuttgart, Germany. 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.

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