Tuesday, June 4, 2002

Ontrack® introduces first ever software for it administrators to retrieve emails in record time

Powercontrols 1.0 delivers new, powerful tools for searching and restoring archived mailbox data; major cost savings for it departments

MINNEAPOLIS – June 5, 2002 – ONTRACK Data International, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONDI), a provider of data availability software and services, today introduces Ontrack® PowerControls™ 1.0, a powerful tool that works with existing Microsoft® Exchange Server backup software to restore message-level items from any previous full backup of the archived mailbox data (edb). Designed to make IT administrators’ lives easier, PowerControls is extremely powerful and efficient, yet easy to use. The program allows users to perform in minutes those email management tasks that previously took hours or days.

Prior to the release of PowerControls 1.0, an email administrator would need to have individually backed-up a user's mailbox (which is a major time and storage constraint) to retrieve individual email files. PowerControls 1.0 eliminates the need to backup the individual mailbox, restoring individual email files from any full server backup, saving both time and money for IT departments.

Ontrack PowerControls 1.0 offers the following key features:

  • Restore message-level items from any previous full backup directly to production Exchange servers.
  • Restore message-level items from any previous full backup directly to existing or new Outlook PST files.
  • Restore individual mailboxes without the burden of backing up individual mailboxes first (“brick-level” backups).
  • An “Advanced Find” feature to quickly search by keywords and/or criteria and view mail stored within an archived EDB file rather than mounting it on an Exchange server first.
  • Quickly view mail stored within an archive PST file rather than importing it back into Outlook first.
  • A powerful GUI allows for drag and drop convenience when transferring mailboxes and messages from archival source to destination.

“While most companies have automated procedures to archive emails, it is usually a laborious task to access the data stored in MS Exchange archival files,” said Jim Reinert, director worldwide software products. “If a user mailbox is damaged, restoring its contents would commonly require the IT administrator to initiate a time-consuming process, if in fact they ever did an individual mailbox backup for that account. With PowerControls the entire procedure becomes a thing of the past, because the IT administrator no longer needs to do individual mailbox backups in order to access individual mail items from an archived backup file.

“PowerControls is an IT person’s new best friend,” continued Reinert. “Not only does it simplify and accelerate the backup process, it maximizes the IT administrator’s control of what is being restored.”

Because Ontrack PowerControls 1.0 can access email archival files directly, it is an ideal tool to speed up significantly complex searches of stored email, freeing an IT administrator from the task of restoring entire databases of stored emails before even beginning to structure a search.

Ontrack’s software is compatible with MS Exchange Server versions 5.5 and 2000 and works with major Exchange Server backup software. The program is available online at www.ontrack.com for $950, with additional pricing available for multiple server licenses.

About Ontrack
Ontrack provides software and service solutions that help customers manage, recover and discover their valuable data. Using its proprietary tools and techniques, Ontrack can 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. Ontrack electronic discovery solutions help companies, law firms and federal agencies quickly and cost-effectively recover electronic information for use in legal matters. Ontrack also offers award-winning PC utility software programs and services to help prevent critical data loss through a broad line of problem-solving, file-management and productivity utilities. Ontrack can be reached online at http://www.ontrack.com or by calling 800-872-2599. In addition to its Minneapolis headquarters, Ontrack operates other locations in Los Angeles, CA; Boulder, CO; Washington, D.C.; New York, NY; London, England; Paris, France; Stuttgart, Germany; Milan, Italy; Lugano, Switzerland; and Madrid, Spain. Ontrack also makes its data recovery services available in Tokyo, Japan through its strategic alliance with Y-E Data, and in Katowice, Poland through its alliance with MBM Komputer.