Tuesday, January 6, 1998

Ontrack announces partnership with the Courtroom 21 Project

Ontrack (Nasdaq: ONDI) today announced that it has become a Courtroom 21 Participating Company, joining the world-renowned Courtroom 21 Project. This announcement was made during the Association of American Law Schools annual meeting being held this week in San Francisco.

The Courtroom 21 Project, a joint effort of the William and Mary School of Law and the National Center for State Courts, features the McGlothlin Courtroom, acknowledged as the world’s most technologically advanced trial and appellate facility. Courtroom 21 is an international demonstration and experimental project that seeks to determine how technology can best improve all components of the legal system. Through this partnership, Ontrack will provide the courtroom with the world’s leading data recovery services, and will assist the Project in educating judges, court administrators, attorneys, and law students in the litigation implications of computer data storage, discovery, and recovery.

“This partnership is an excellent opportunity for members of the legal community to learn about the significant value data recovery and electronic data evidence can bring to the legal process,” said Tanna Moore, VP of sales and marketing for Ontrack. “We are looking forward to working with the Courtroom 21 Project to show how technology can enhance the courts, litigation, and the practice of law.”

Fred Lederer, Chancellor Professor of Law and Director of the Courtroom 21 Project commented, “Our legal world is now dependent on computer-based information, and Ontrack data recovery capabilities are a form of protection we cannot live without. Further, as litigation increasingly requires finding difficult to locate or deliberately destroyed data, the ability to know where and how to discover and recover that data is critical to litigation success. Ontrack brings this important tool to the Courtroom 21 Project.”

Ontrack Computer Evidence Services experts have developed the technology to determine if data was deleted, tampered with, modified, or destroyed. They are often able to provide a complete recovery of inaccessible data and find the electronic “smoking gun” using automated search tools. Strict chain-of-custody guidelines are observed in order to ensure in-court authentication of recovered evidence.

Ontrack, the world leader in data recovery, specializes in software and services that help computer users protect and manage their valuable data. Using hundreds of proprietary tools and techniques, Ontrack is able to recover lost or corrupted data from all operating systems and types of storage devices. Ontrack can be reached through its World Wide Web site at http://www.ontrack.com or by calling 800-872-2599 (612-937-5161). In addition to its Minneapolis headquarters, Ontrack operates data recovery labs in Los Angeles, San Jose, Washington, D.C., Tokyo, London and Stuttgart. The Courtroom 21 Project can be reached at 757-221-2228 or at its Web site www.courtroom21.net.###