Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Kroll Ontrack introduces Powercontrols™ version 2.0

New version helps slash restore time and offers improved features for Microsoft Exchange systems

MINNEAPOLIS – Oct. 15, 2003 – Kroll Ontrack Inc., provider of Ontrack Data Recovery products and services and a wholly owned subsidiary of Kroll Inc. (NASDAQ: KROL), today released Ontrack® PowerControls™ 2.0, an upgraded mailbox recovery software tool to restore individual mailboxes, messages, folders, attachments and other elements from existing backup Microsoft Exchange Server database (.EDB) files.

PowerControls 2.0 introduces enhanced features for Microsoft Exchange systems including enhanced searching capabilities, support for Exchange server log files and new ExtractWizard agents that make PowerControls 2.0 a more versatile tool. ExtractWizard is an important feature of PowerControls that allows users to restore an online backup to any alternate location that is not an Exchange server, helping to save valuable time in the restore process. The PowerControls ExtractWizard is designed to work together with existing Exchange backup software, such as Veritas BackupExec, Legato Networker, Computer Associates BrighStor ARCserve and Microsoft NT Backup. The feature eliminates the need for a duplicate Exchange Server, otherwise known as a Recovery Server, to perform the restore of an online backup.

“As the importance of email continues to grow at every level of business life, so do the requirements for archiving and recovering email,” said Jim Reinert, Director, Ontrack Data Recovery. “In a recent survey, we found that 72 percent of companies have established mailbox quotas that force employees into deleting a great deal of mail that is vital to their work.* These limits are resulting in a greater number of requests to IT departments for mail restoration, which can be a long and costly process. PowerControls 2.0 helps solve this problem by offering a faster, easier method for recovering mail items – and is now compatible with Exchange Server 5.5, 2000 and 2003 for better usability.”

PowerControls 2.0 also offers these new capabilities

  • Support for log files to recover mail from incremental, differential and copy backups
  • Support for Legato and Computer Associates tape formats
  • New Boolean search and “search again” functions
  • Multi-mailbox copy feature
  • Ability to view email attachments

Different versions of PowerControls 2.0 are now available with pricing beginning at $950 for 100 mailboxes. Ontrack® PowerControls™ 2.0 is available by calling Ontrack at 1-800-872-2599 or online at www.ontrack.com.

*Kroll Ontrack conducted a non-scientific survey of 177 email administrators in April of 2002

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.
Kroll Ontrack Inc. provides Ontrack Data Recovery services and software and electronic evidence solutions to help individuals, companies, law firms and federal agencies quickly and cost-effectively recover electronic information. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kroll Inc. (NASDAQ: KROL), the world's leading risk-consulting company. Formerly known as ONTRACK Data International, Inc., Kroll Ontrack operates as Kroll's "Technology Services Group," one of five businesses dedicated to providing clients worldwide with practical, integrated solutions to mitigate risk.