Veritas announces backup tool for mobile laptops

MAY 8, 2000 - Veritas Software Corp. announced today a backup tool designed to protect data stored on mobile laptops.

An updated version of the company's TeleBackup technology, NetBackup Professional 3.0 is designed to offer increased administrative capabilities, including its Web-based console for managing multiple servers. NetBackup Professional can be integrated with Microsoft Windows Explorer and has support for the Windows 2000 Professional platform. NetBackup is expected to ship mid-June.

For the mobile laptop user, NetBackup provides options for postponing the backup until the user is LAN connected, or automatically backing up files or directories after connecting using dial-up or ISP connections, said Patrick LaPorte, product management engineer for NetBackup Professional.

"Most organizations do not have a strategy to protect the remote and mobile parts of a corporate network," said Neal Ater, senior vice president, Data Protection Product Group, Veritas. "NetBackup Professional eliminates the huge risk of unprotected desktop and mobile data. By implementing this software, workers enjoy transparent protection of local hard drives and the benefit of fast recovery from lost, stolen or damaged desktops and mobile laptops."

Accordin to LaPorte, NetBackup 3.0 features include proactive alert and monitoring capabilities, centralized management console for multiple NetBackup Professional servers, Web-based administration console and extended-report capabilities. With NetBackup, administrators schedule, manage and monitor backup and recovery from a central location. They can prioritize and balance backup workload within an individual server and across multiple servers.

VERITAS NetBackup Professional Server runs on Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0 and supports Windows 2000, Windows NT Workstation, and Windows 98/95 clients. Configurations for a single NetBackup Professional Server supporting five clients start at $495. Other configurations for additional client support are available in increments of 25, 100, 500 and 1,000 clients.

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