FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director, Marketing Communications
Craig Isaacs V.P., Sales and Marketing
ANNOUNCING RETROSPECT 4.1
New Internet Backup Automates Offsite Storage
ORINDA, CA-September 14, 1998-Dantz Development Corporation announced today
Retrospect(R) 4.1, the latest version of the award-winning Retrospect
backup software. Retrospect 4.1 makes protecting valuable data even easier
by using the Internet to keep copies of critical files offsite. Other new
features include enhanced performance, more device support, and improved
reporting. Retrospect 4.1 will ship to distributors, resellers, OEM’s, and
end-users October 1, 1998.
BUILT-IN INTERNET BACKUP
Offsite backups can prevent data loss due to fire, theft, and other
disasters. Customers who combine Internet backups with backups to
traditional media can easily maintain the highest degree of security.
Retrospect 4.1 automates offsite backups using industry standard File
Transfer Protocol (FTP), so Retrospect customers may take advantage of the
thousands of terabytes of FTP space available on corporate, government, and
institutional disk farms. In addition, mobile and offsite workers can back
up and restore important files while out of the office.
Since bandwidth and space are often concerns, Retrospect’s built-in
compression can save time and money. Retrospect’s built-in encryption
provides security for backup files.
iMac BACKUP SOLUTION
Retrospect 4.1 is an excellent solution for Apple Computer’s iMac
customers. Customers can back up important files today over the Internet
and use new USB devices (such as the Imation SuperDisk) as they become
available. Announcing Retrospect 4.1 cont.
NEW DISASTER RECOVERY CD
Retrospect 4.1 now ships on a CD that starts up all modern Macintosh
computers including the latest G3 and iMac models. Packed with a system
folder, Disk First Aid(TM), and Drive Setup(TM) utilities, users can boot
off the CD and either repair the damaged hard drive or reformat it and
restore the files, all without having to install a temporary system.
SUPPORT FOR NEW DEVICES
Retrospect 4.1 includes support for hundreds of devices including Zip, Jaz,
SyQuest, MO, CD-R/RW, DVD-RAM, and tape drives. New drives supported in
this release include:
– DVD-RAM drives from Panasonic and Hitachi
– SuperDisk from Imation (USB device)
– NS20 drives (Travan 5 technology) from Seagate, Aiwa,
Tecmar, and Tandberg
– CD-RW drive from Philips
– DC-6000 drive from Tandberg (SLR6)
Retrospect 4.1 also adds support for high-end tape autoloaders from ATL
Products, Quantum, HP, StorageTek, and Exabyte with the Advanced Driver Kit
option (version 1.5).
ADDITIONAL NEW RETROSPECT 4.1 FEATURES
– Improved Speed and Reliability: Retrospect 4.1 includes
several general improvements, including faster recataloging
of backup sets and improved support for large removables
such as DVD-RAM and high capacity opticals.
– Full Mac OS Compatibility: Anyone considering an
upgrade of their system software should secure a good backup
first. With added enhancements to improve HFS+
compatibility, Retrospect 4.1 supports the latest Mac OS.
– Expanded Automated E-mail Reporting: Retrospect 4.1 can
now send backup status reports using Outlook Express and
QuickMail Pro in addition to Claris Emailer and Eudora. In
the event of new media requests, error reports, or a failed
backup, e-mail reporting alerts backup administrators of
Retrospect 4.1 will be available October 1, 1998. Localized product in
French and German will be available in the fourth quarter of 1998. Japanese
product will ship in early 1999.
Premier storage and system companies including La Cie, Ricoh, MicroNet,
ClubMac, Apple Computer, APS Technologies, and Yano Electric include
Retrospect with their backup hardware. For a complete list of Dantz’s
hardware partners, please refer to
UPGRADES AND PRICING
Product upgrades are available directly from Dantz in the U.S. and Canada
by calling 1.800.225.4880, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting
www.dantz.com. Customers who purchase any Retrospect 4.0 product after
September 1, 1998 are entitled to a free upgrade to Retrospect 4.1.
Upgrade Pricing for Retrospect 4.0 Customers
Product Upgrade Price
Retrospect 4.1 $29.95
Retrospect Network Backup Kit (3 or 10 User) $29.95
Retrospect Clients for Macintosh (5, 10, or 50 User) FREE*
Retrospect Clients for Windows (5, 10, or 50 User) No upgrade req’d
* with upgrade purchase
To purchase upgrades internationally, see the complete list of Dantz
distributors at http://www.dantz.com/dantz_products/intldist.html .
DANTZ DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Dantz believes safeguarding and managing the vast quantity of data stored
on personal computers is critical to maintaining a productive working
environment. Dantz publishes backup solutions that meet the needs of
millions of computer users worldwide by making data protection automatic,
fast, and efficient.
Dantz’s award-winning Retrospect backup software makes it easy for anyone
to back up an entire workgroup of computers to a single storage device.
Major Retrospect customers include Amgen, Apple, BBDO, BMW, Booz Allen
Hamilton, Boston Consulting Group, British Telecom, Genentech, GTE,
Lawrence Livermore National Labs, Liberty Mutual, Lockheed Martin, Merck,
Mercury Communications, Motorola, NASA, Nortel, Optus, Philip Morris,
Pixar, Raytheon, Swiss National Bank, TransCanada PipeLine, U.S. Peace
Corps, and Walt Disney.