Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Ontrack Data Recovery™ enhances Macintosh recovery capabilities

New mac recovery tools provide more recovery options for Macintosh data loss victims

MINNEAPOLIS – April 11, 2006 – To support the growing market of Apple Macintosh users, Ontrack Data Recovery has developed new Mac-specific recovery tools that allow Ontrack engineers to recover more data, offer improved reports, handle larger volume sizes, support more languages, and provide faster return of data to the customer.

“As Macs continue to grow in popularity, it is crucial that Mac users have all of the same resources available as PC users – including high-quality data recovery solutions,” said Jim Reinert, senior director of Software and Services for Ontrack Data Recovery. “By developing proprietary Mac recovery tools, Ontrack is taking proactive measures to ensure that every computer user has options if they experience a data disaster. Currently, the majority of our Mac recoveries are successful, so with these improvements, Mac users can have even more confidence in trusting Ontrack with their valuable data.”

Supporting Mac recoveries since its foundation in 1987, Ontrack Data Recovery has performed thousands of successful Mac recoveries to date. Ontrack recently enhanced its technical capabilities for Mac OS X, including support for HFS, HFS+, HFSX, UFS and Intel Mac file systems. In addition to the new recovery tools, Ontrack has recovery capabilities across the entire line of Apple products including:

o Apple Mac mini, iMac, Power Mac, iBook, MacBook and PowerBook

o Apple Xserve RAID, Xserve G5

o iPod

“When my most important client's external hard drive partition table was lost, we purchased multiple recovery tools online but had zero success in recovering the Macintosh file system (HFS+) formatted drive,” said Christopher Laughery, owner and managing director of AquaOrb Consulting in Houston, Texas. “Ontrack's engineers were able to connect to the Mac drive remotely via the internet, and within a few short hours they had recovered 100 percent of the 750 GB of lost data. Without Ontrack's proprietary Macintosh recovery tools, my company would have lost its best customer.”

In 2005, Ontrack experienced a 17 percent increase in Mac recoveries, performing recoveries for a variety of industries including film production companies, movie and TV studios and Colleges and Universities across the country.

About Ontrack Data Recovery

Ontrack Data Recovery 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