Rebit Ships New, Automated NAS Backup for Small Businesses

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-05-19

Rebit, which has created a foothold in the desktop disk backup business by building single-purpose plug-and-play machines that even a computer novice can use, is now expanding into the network-attached storage (NAS) space for small-office and single users.

The Longmont, Colo.-based storage hardware and software maker on May 19 unveiled NetSmart, fully automatic storageware that continuously backs up files on laptops and PCs to a NAS storage device or array as they come into being-even as multiple users log in and out of a network.

NetSmart requires no configuration or preset backup schedule, a Rebit spokeswoman told eWEEK.

In the event of a natural disaster or other data loss, users can recover individual files-including entire folders of files-and restore the complete system to a point in time previous to the disruption, she said.

NetSmart is built on Rebit's original SaveMe storage software, which has been shipping since 2008. Rebit claims that SaveMe-which also includes antivirus protection and a file-compression feature-is the only backup and recovery product that starts copying files automatically as soon as it is installed.

NetSmart can be downloaded-or CDs can be purchased-via the company's Website. Downloadable packages are available for one ($35), three ($95) or six PCs ($185) in a NAS setup.

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