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PRESS RELEASE: NTI Shipping Backup Now 5 -- the Magic Bullet for Effortless Backup/Recovery/Migration

Four Editions and Modular Upgrades Make Reliable Backup and Recovery Cost-effective for Network, Standalone and Mobile Computer Users

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Jan. 4) -- NewTech Infosystems, Inc. has announced that it is shipping four editions of the latest version of its award-winning 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 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."

Four Editions

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 1.4-GB of vital data on a single CD or up to 9.4-GB 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.

Pricing and Availability

The Standard, Shadow, Image and Advanced Editions of NTI Backup Now 5 are available at leading authorized NTI retailers worldwide as well as major online retailers with suggested retail prices of U.S.$49.99 for the Standard Edition, U.S.$69.99 for the Shadow and Image Editions and U.S.$99.99 for the Advanced Edition. Consumers can also purchase Backup Now 5 at http://www.NTIus.com. Business site licenses, with prices based on volume requirements, are available directly from NTI. The software supports multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Traditional Chinese. For a 30-day trial or upgrade editions, visit http://www.NTIus.com.

NTI also offers OEM versions of NTI Backup Now 5 for bundling with burners and PCs. Solutions can be tailored with OEM-customized interfaces, target drives and OEM-selectable options for destinations as well as revenue sharing on upgrades.

(First posted on Friday, January 4, 2008 at 17:37 EST)

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