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NTI Ships Its Backup Now 5 Software

NewTech Infosystems (NTI) is shipping four editions of the latest version of its Backup Now 5 backup and recovery software for Windows PCs - Standard, Shadow, Image and Advanced. With a choice of editions and the modular upgrades that are available, individual, mobile and networked users can buy the features they need now and move up to the next tier as their needs change. NTI combines this approach with its focus on designing with simplicity to provide consumers and OEMs with the magic bullet in effortless backup, recovery and migration.

Regardless of the edition selected, NTI's trademarked Easy Steps interface makes backups recovery and migration, a simple, three-step process. Users simply select what they want to backup, restore or migrate; where to store it and when.

According to IDC, the worldwide data protection and recovery management market is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.9 percent. Bill Yao, president and CEO of NTI, believes that the future in backup and recovery software lies in making it so easy to use that consumers will consider it an easy part of their data management.

"Consumers who have been looking for a solution that takes the confusion and complexity out of data protection will find that the fifth generation of Backup Now is truly effortless", said Yao. "And with four editions to choose from, they don't have to buy more features than they need. Their investment is future-proofed because they can add features when they're ready."

The four editions of NTI Backup Now 5 include:
NTI Backup Now 5 Standard - Backup files and folders or everything;
NTI Backup Now 5 Image - Backup file-level or an image of the entire hard drive(s) or hard drive partition; saves all data and Windows settings. For complete volume recovery, a bootable emergency recovery disc can be created that automatically restores the system. Users also have the tools they need to create partitioning on a blank disc.
NTI Backup Now 5 Shadow - Continuous backup. Select the drives, files and/or folders to be backed up by schedule or non-stop in native format. Includes version control to restore from previous saves.
NTI Backup Now 5 Advanced - A complete solution for file-based and drive-based backup as well as continuous and open file backup. A test drive utility and a label maker with LightScribe and LabelFlash support are also included.

Features included in all editions range from file-level backups, 128/256-bit data encryption and password protection to email notification and migration. Unattended backups (full, incremental or differential) can be quickly set up using the easy-to-use scheduler. And, with the File Exclude / Include features, users can bypass or select specific file types from multiple folders for backup. Backup jobs can also be appended or overwritten.

Email and Profile Backup/Recovery tools are also included to enable users to archive their important emails and critical data files as well as their current Windows configuration for their desktop layout, regional settings, bookmarks and more. This gives them the flexibility to quickly recover individual files that have been lost or restore the entire system to its backed-up state.

Using the software's advanced, wizard-driven interface and on-the-fly data compression capabilities, users of all four editions can store up to 1.4GB of vital data on a single CD or up to 9.4GB on a single-sided DVD disc. The software also enables automatic media spanning over multiple CDs or DVDs and drive spanning over multiple target drives for a complete, unattended backup of the system's hard drive.

In addition to Blu-ray data, the software provides individual file/folder backup to virtually any system-attached drive including USB flash, mobile storage devices (micro drives), internal and external hard drives, NAS devices, and more. Users can even backup to a remote FTP server.

NTI Backup Now can be used with Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista systems. All four editions are Windows Vista compatible.



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