We are pleased to announce that GFI has launched a fast, efficient, full-featured network data backup solution, GFI Backup 2010 – Business Edition, which applies comprehensive backup, restores and synchronizes functionality to all files, web, Microsoft SQL servers, and more.  You can install GFI Backup 2010 – Business Edition in minutes and create backups with minimal effort, thanks to its intuitive wizard-driven, point-and-click configuration.

GFI Backup – Business Edition has been designed with the busy IT administrator in mind and to ensure that the process to restore data is reliable, efficient, fast and easy to manage.

“The business edition of GFI Backup has been designed from the ground up with the busy administrator in mind, allowing them to create, assign, manage, analyze and run backup/restore tasks even remotely. This new solution addresses many of the concerns that IT administrators voice when looking at backup solutions such as vendor lock-in, complex licensing and the inability to create a single backup or restore task that can be applied network-wide. GFI Backup is cost-effective, fast and makes the whole backup/restore operation a much simpler task. We are re-defining the market – do you really need to spend $2000 per server? I think not and that is why GFI Backup – Business Edition retails* at only $288 for one server and 5 workstations,” Scott added.

“Every IT administrator knows how important data backups are but many businesses are still reluctant to create network backups because they are often considered complex, time-consuming and expensive largely because of the traditional way backup solutions work. This is not so with GFI Backup. We have also focused heavily on the restore functionality. People back data up every day but will restore only once. Therefore, the restore process has to be reliable, efficient, fast and devoid of any complexity or dependence on the backup product,” Walter Scott, GFI’s CEO said.

While traditional backup solutions need a separate component to configure, manage and monitor tasks, GFI Backup 2010 – Business Edition allows you to centralize all backup and restore operations – including status monitoring – via one web-based administration console interface.

Furthermore, GFI Backup 2010 – Business Edition uses standard Zip64 file format when instructed to compress and archive, allowing for data to be easily restored should the software not be installed on the machine or device required for recovery. This offers a great advantage over other backup solutions which use a proprietary compression format, effectively locking-in the user, because administrators do not need GFI Backup solution installed to recover data from backups.

GFI Backup 2010 – Business Edition also offers:

  • Support for most common hardware storage devices including internal or external hard disks, LANs, tape drives, NAS as well as remote locations using FTP with upload auto-resume
  • Military-strength 256-bit AES strong encryption to ensure the protection of data
  • Email and event log notifications on task success/failure/warnings
  • Support for HTTPS access out-of-the-box
  • Same ease of use in Workgroup or Active Directory environments
  • The ability to backup and synchronize your own files across different work machines (e.g., laptops, workstations and server.

More information on GFI Backup 2010 – Business Edition on: http://www.gfi.com/backup-be