Tuesday, July 25, 2000

Ontrack receives product awards from leading computer industry publications

ONTRACK Data International, Inc., (NASDAQ : ONDI), a leading provider of data availability software and service solutions, today announced that two of its PC utility programs have received awards from leading industry publications. ZDNet has honored Ontrack ZipMagicTM 2000 in the file utilities category on behalf of PC Magazine, Computer Gaming World, FamilyPC, ZDTV and ZDNet Downloads, and Ontrack PowerDeskTM 4 Pro received Winmag.com's annual Win100 Award, which honors the top software products in a variety of categories.

“These awards further support the efforts of our employees who have dedicated themselves to developing and delivering world class software utility programs as part of our overall data availability strategy,” said Michael Rogers, Ontrack CEO. “It's an honor to be recognized by leaders in the industry for our hard work and innovation.” ZDNet award winner ZipMagic 2000 provides a revolutionary and easy way to handle compressed files under Windows and DOS. The new version features an updated interface, support for Windows 2000, the capability to stop and resume Internet downloads, new wizards, a DOS command line version, the ability to split self-extracting Zip files into predetermined sizes, and anti-virus program support.

Win100 Award winner, PowerDesk 4 Pro, is an efficient desktop enhancement utility that eases file-management in Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT and 2000 operating systems. PowerDesk 4 Pro includes a new integrated FTP downloader, extensive file-viewer capabilities for more than 200 different file formats, a Size Manager that displays the files and folders using the most disk space, a Folder Synchronizer for keeping desktop and laptop computers in sync, and a customized “Coolbar” toolbar that allows users to add their own programs, system utilities and functions.

ZipMagic 2000 and PowerDesk 4 Pro are currently available in retail stores, at www.ontrack.com, or by calling 800-645-3649.

Ontrack, a leading provider of data availability software and service solutions, helps customers protect, manage, recover and discover their valuable data. Using its hundreds of proprietary tools and techniques, Ontrack is able to recover lost or corrupted data from virtually all operating systems and types of storage devices through its do-it-yourself, remote and in-lab capabilities. With its Electronic Information Management business, Ontrack specializes in searching and recovering computer information – such as e-mail and user data – for use in legal matters. Ontrack also offers a line of award-winning software tools to help prevent critical data loss through a broad line of problem-solving, file-management and productivity utilities. In addition, Ontrack offers its RapidRecallTM line of backup and restore software and services for remote users.

ONTRACK, ZIPMAGIC and POWERDESK are trademarks or registered trademarks of ONTRACK Data International, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.