GFI Software launches backup solution for SMBs
GFI Software, a leading infrastructure provider for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) has today released GFI Backup 2010 – Business Edition. The new 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 valuable time in configuring multiple tasks as well as maintaining them when a change in policy occurs. GFI Backup – Business Edition has purposely been designed to ensure that the process to restore data is reliable, efficient, fast and easy to manage.
GFI Backup is a fast, efficient, full-featured network data backup solution which applies comprehensive backup, restore and synchronization functionality to all files, web, Microsoft SQL servers and more. Using an intuitive wizard-driven, point-and-click configuration, GFI Backup can be installed in minutes and backups created with minimal effort.
"Every IT administrator knows how important data backups are but many businesses are still reluctant to create network backups because they are often considered complex, time-consuming and expensive largely because of the traditional way backup solutions work. This is not so with GFI Backup. We have also focused heavily on the restore functionality. People back data up every day but will restore only once. Therefore, the restore process has to be reliable, efficient, fast and devoid of any complexity or dependence on the backup product," Walter Scott, GFI's CEO said.
"The business edition of GFI Backup 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. GFI Backup is cost-effective, fast and makes the whole backup/restore operation a much simpler task. We are re-defining the market – do you really need to spend $2000 per server? I think not and that is why GFI Backup – Business Edition retails* at only $288 for one server and 5 workstations," Scott added.
While traditional backup solutions need a separate component to configure, manage and monitor tasks, GFI Backup allows administrators to centralize all backup and restore operations – including status monitoring – via one web-based administration console interface.
GFI Backup – Business Edition 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. This offers a great advantage over other backup solutions which use a proprietary compression format, effectively locking-in the user, because administrators do not need GFI Backup solution installed to recover data from backups.
Other essential features in GFI Backup – Business Edition include:
- Supports 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
- Military-strength 256-bit AES strong encryption to ensure the protection of data
- Email and event log notifications on task success/failure/warnings
- Support for HTTPS access out-of-the-box
- Same ease of use in Workgroup or Active Directory environments
- Users can be given the ability to backup and synchronize their own files across different work machines (e.g., laptops, workstations and server.
* GFI Backup 2010 – Business Edition Starter Pack 1.
For information on GFI Backup – Business Edition visit http://www.gfi.com/backup-be.