Thursday, June 24, 1999

Ontrack partners with Digital River to deliver innovative data recovery, hard drive disk installation software

ONTRACK Data International, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONDI), the world leader in data recovery services, has partnered with Digital River, the leader in Web-based commerce for digital products, to deliver Tiramisu™ “Do-it-Yourself” data recovery software, Ontrack Data Recovery for NetWare software, Disk Manager® DiskGo!™ software, and Ontrack Y2K Advisor™ Commercial Edition software.
Ontrack offers computer users the opportunity to test data recovery software solutions and hard disk drive installation software through free trial and demo versions before they purchase the product(s). Recently Ontrack helped thousands recover data lost from the CIH (Chernobyl) virus through the Digital River delivery of Tiramisu. Computer users affected by the CIH virus tried Tiramisu at no risk by downloading the free demo, which identified all recoverable files. If users were satisfied with the results, they purchased Tiramisu from the Ontrack/Digital River online store to proceed with the recovery of their lost data.
"Digital River is an ideal partner for the electronic delivery of our software products, which provide data recovery solutions to all computer users," said Lee Lewis, president of Ontrack. "They have the ability to host our Web commerce site, seamlessly deliver Ontrack products through the Web, and increase sales opportunities provided by Digital River's network of online retailers."
Lewis added that online purchasing through Digital River makes it easy for computer users to get needed Ontrack software.
Ontrack, the world leader in data recovery, specializes in services and software that help computer users access and recover 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 or by calling 800/872-2599 (612/937-5161). In addition to its Minneapolis headquarters, Ontrack operates data recovery centers in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., New York, Tokyo, London, Paris and Stuttgart.
Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV ), based in Minneapolis, is the largest online source of software and a leading outsource provider of Web-based commerce solutions. The company provides more than 5,000 software publishers and online retailers with its proprietary technology for Internet delivery of more than 100,000 digital products, including 30,000 software products and applications. For more information, visit Digital River's Web site at