Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Ontrack data recovery introduces Powercontrols™ version 3.10

New software features enhance searching capabilities and offer expanded email system support

MINNEAPOLIS – April 26, 2005 – Ontrack Data Recovery™, the largest, most experienced and technologically advanced provider of data recovery products and services, today announced the availability of Ontrack® PowerControls™ 3.10 software, the newest version of its widely used mailbox recovery tool. This upgraded version helps Microsoft® Exchange administrators save time and deliver better recovery performance with enhanced searching capability and now includes expanded email system support for users of Hewlett-Packard’s OpenView Storage Data Protector Backup Format.

”As email production continues to explode and new regulations call for more robust storage practices, storage administrators are looking for better solutions to help with the difficult task of managing huge volumes of email,” said Jim Reinert, senior director of software and services for Ontrack Data Recovery. “New storage methods that classify data according to business value make it imperative that IT professionals have convenient methods for searching email archives quickly. PowerControls 3.10 delivers these benefits by giving administrators the ability to quickly access Exchange server backups on disk or tape, regardless of the current environment.”

PowerControls, which earned “Verified for Microsoft Windows XP” status through independent testing, is used by IT professionals to quickly and easily search, copy and restore message-level or individual mailbox items from any previous full backup, un-mounted databases (.edb) and Information Store files. Requiring no changes to the existing Exchange server or backup architecture, PowerControls slashes restore time, eliminates brick-level back-ups, minimizes the time it takes to locate all emails matching specific criteria using advanced searching capabilities, and eliminates the need for an Exchange recovery server. PowerControls 3.10 contains all of the features and benefits of the current product, plus more:

New ExtractWizard Agent for HP OpenView Storage Data Protector PowerControls 3.10 now offers HP OpenView Storage Data Protector users ExtractWizard support for the HP Data Protector 4.0, 4.1, 5.0 and 5.1 backup formats. Now serving a total of seven different backup formats, ExtractWizard helps to restore Microsoft Exchange Server Information Store data from tape and disk backups to any alternate location (e.g., machine, volume, folder), thereby eliminating the need to restore backups to a duplicate Exchange server -- better known as a "recovery server." By providing the fastest method for recovering and restoring messages from HP Data Protector, PowerControls makes it easier for users of this popular email backup solution to meet compliance requirements. Support also is available for Microsoft® NT Backup, Veritas BackupExec™, Legato NetWorker®, Computer Associates® BrightStor™ ARCServe®, Veritas NetBackup™ and IBM® Tivoli® formats.

Enhanced Searching Feature
With a new multiple source search, users will be able to select from multiple database sources and any combination of mailboxes or folders they wish to search. Particularly helpful if the user has to search through old mail, or a large quantity of mail, the expanded search function presents a checkbox tree view that contains all opened source data stores – the user can select one, multiple, or all desired mailboxes and folders for searching, regardless of the source data store.

Multiple Methods for Reading Backups
PowerControls 3.10 can now interact directly with the user’s backup software to more quickly locate, retrieve, and extract their most recent Exchange online backups including support for tape libraries. ExtractWizard also continues to provide the ability to directly read individual backups on disk or tape entirely without the assistance of the backup software that created them. Requiring no changes to the existing backup architecture, PowerControls ExtractWizard puts the power in the user’s hands to quickly and efficiently restore previous email messages from most recent backups to legacy archives.

Pricing and Availability
Different editions of PowerControls 3.10 are available with pricing beginning at $950 for 100 mailboxes by calling Ontrack at 1-800-872-2599 or online at www.ontrack.com.

About Ontrack Data Recovery
Ontrack Data Recovery (www.ontrack.com) is the largest, most experienced and technologically advanced provider of data recovery products and services worldwide. 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, using its hundreds of proprietary tools and techniques. Ontrack Data Recovery is a brand name of Kroll Ontrack Inc., a technology services subsidiary of Kroll Inc., the global risk consulting company.

Media Contact:

Ben Blomberg, 952-516-3617, Ben.Blomberg@krolldiscovery.com