GFI Software Launches Backup Solution
GFI Software, an infrastructure provider for small to medium-sized businesses released GFI Backup 2010 Business Edition.
company said the backup solution is ideally suited for IT
administrators who want to create a single backup/restore task and
apply it across the entire network, saving time in configuring multiple
tasks as well as maintaining them when a change in policy occurs. The
network data backup solution applies comprehensive backup, restore and
synchronization functionality to all files, Web, Microsoft SQL servers
and more using an intuitive wizard-driven, point-and-click
GFI Backup allows administrators to centralize all backup and restore
operations - including status monitoring - via one Web-based
administration console interface. The solution uses standard Zip64 file
format when instructed to compress and archive, allowing for data to be
easily restored should the software not be installed on the machine or
device required for recovery. The company is also offering a free trial
of the solution through its Website.
"The GFI Backup-Business Edition has been designed from the ground up
with the busy administrator in mind, allowing them to create, assign,
manage, analyze and run backup/restore tasks even remotely. This new
solution addresses many of the concerns that IT administrators voice
when looking at backup solutions such as vendor lock-in, complex
licensing and the inability to create a single backup or restore task
that can be applied network-wide," said Walter Scott, GFI's CEO. "GFI
Backup is extremely cost-effective, making the entire backup/restore
operation a much more affordable task. We are redefining the market -
do you really need to spend $2,000 per server? I think not and that is
why GFI Backup - Business Edition retails at only $288 for one server
and five workstations."
Other features in GFI Backup Business Edition include support for most
common hardware storage devices including internal or external hard
disks, LANs, tape drives, NAS as well as remote locations using FTP
with upload auto-resume, 256-bit AES strong encryption to ensure the
protection of data, e-mail and event log notifications on task
success/failure/warnings, support for HTTPS access out-of-the-box,
workgroup or active directory environments and the ability to backup
and synchronize files across different work machines such as laptops,
workstations and servers.
Scott said every IT administrator knows how important data backups are, yet there is still reluctance to create network backups. "This is largely due to a misconception that exists among SMBs that backups are complex, time-consuming and expensive, which has been further fueled by the way backup solutions have traditionally worked," he said. "This is not so with our solution. With GFI Backup, we have focused heavily on the restore functionality, as our research shows that people back data up every day but often only restore once. Therefore we created a restore process that was not only reliable and efficient, but fast and devoid of any complexity or dependence on the backup product."