Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Ontrack Data Recovery announces 111% growth in Partner Program Membership over previous year

Program growth signals growing trend of preemptive data protection

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 17, 2004 - Ontrack Data Recovery announced today that the Company's worldwide Partner Program membership grew 111% over the previous year, signaling a clear trend in preemptive data protection for corporations, OEMs and service providers.

"The significant growth of our Partner Program underscores the growing trend of pre-disaster data protection planning," said Ken Gibson, Partnership Manager for Ontrack Data Recovery. "Historically, data recovery has been reactive - considered only after a data loss crisis occurs. However, recent events have forced organizations of all sizes to begin considering data recovery much more proactively, making it a more integral part of their overall disaster and business continuity planning."

Ontrack partners benefit from access to the world's most technically advanced data recovery products and services, without having to invest in the personnel and technology themselves, and the program's streamlined, single-point-of-contact approach promotes centralization as businesses continue to consolidate their operations. Additional benefits such as frequent-user discounts and privileges, worldwide training and support, and new online tools that provide real-time, direct access to Ontrack's data recovery specialists, help ensure fast, personalized, and cost effective service.

For more information about the Partner Program, contact Ken Gibson at (800) 872-2599 (kgibson@ontrack.com) or visit www.ontrack.com for additional details.

About Ontrack Data Recovery
Ontrack Data Recovery(tm) (www.ontrack.com) is the largest, most experienced and technologically advanced provider of data recovery products and services worldwide. Ontrack Data Recovery is a business unit of Kroll Ontrack Inc., which operates as the Technology Services Group of Kroll Inc. (NASDAQ: KROL).