Monday, November 13, 2000

Ontrack unveils first private label software and data recovery service agreement with leading internet ASP will brand Ontrack's EasyRecovery™ software and offer direct support from Ontrack experts

ONTRACK Data International Inc. (Nasdaq: ONDI), a leading provider of data availability software and service solutions today announced an alliance with (Nasdaq: MCAF), the leading global Internet Application Service Provider (ASP) of online PC security and management services, that will enable subscribers protection and recovery from virus attacks. This partnership marks the first private label agreement for Ontrack EasyRecovery™ software.

“We're very pleased to be partnering with Ontrack to provide our customers with an easy-to-use option for recovering data,” said Srivats Sampath, President and CEO, “With the launch of our .NET Initiative, we've become the first company to deliver a comprehensive set of solutions that enable businesses to operate in the next generation Internet. Ontrack's EasyRecovery software plays a major role in this service offering, as it enables us to offer all levels of data recovery services to our customers, making us their one-stop-shop.” The do-it-yourself data recovery software provides an easy-to-use and affordable alternative to hiring a data recovery engineer for lost data. In addition, users will be able to escalate severe data recovery cases to Ontrack Remote Data Recovery™ services and Ontrack In-Lab Data Recovery services.

“We know the importance of, and the correlation between 'do-it-yourself' software and the escalation path needed for those times that a severe data loss strikes,” said Mike Rogers, Ontrack CEO. “Partnering with made logical sense because our businesses are so closely intertwined and this agreement gives subscribers the ability to receive data recovery and virus protection all from one place.”

A recognized expert in the data recovery field, Ontrack offers a combination of data recovery products and services. Its EasyRecovery software operates with a simple user-interface that easily instructs the user to perform a series of steps to recover lost or destroyed data. This is Ontrack's “do-it-yourself” product that can be used even when your system can't boot up. If a user's computer experiences a more devastating attack or data loss they will have direct access to the expertise of Remote Data Recovery engineers who can help them over a modem or Internet connection. In the event of a more serious data loss situation, such as floods, fire and physical damage, users will have access to Ontrack's in-lab data recovery facilities.

The McAfee-branded EasyRecovery service is now available through the's .Net initiative Web site at, where trial versions of Easy Recovery were launched today.

About OntrackOntrack, 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 (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.

About McAfee.comHeadquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Corporation, a majority-owned subsidiary of Network Associates (Nasdaq: NETA), is a leading consumer security Application Service Provider (ASP), redefining how software is developed, delivered and experienced by PC users at home and at work. The company delivers software benefits through an Internet browser, virtually eliminating the need to install, configure and manage the technology on a local PC or network. hosts software application services on its vast technology infrastructure and provides these services to users online through its Web site has signed up more than 520,000 paid subscribers and regularly has more than 350,000 visitors each day. The company estimates that 30% of its subscriber base is international. For more information, contact at 408.992.8100 or visit

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