SOURCE: Yosemite Technologies

October 02, 2007 07:00 ET

Yosemite Technologies' FileKeeper Professional Software Sets New Ease of Use Standard for Laptop and Desktop Data Protection

'Set-It-and-Forget-It' Solution Transparently Protects Data, Keeping It Safe and Always Available

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 2, 2007) - Yosemite Technologies, Inc., today announced the release of FileKeeper Professional, a powerful yet simple and affordable file protection and recovery software solution for laptop and desktop computers that sets a new standard for ease-of-use. Individual users at home or in the office can now implement a straightforward data protection solution with intuitive features including recovery of previous versions of a file or deleted files with a simple right click of their mouse in the Microsoft Windows user interface.

"Just about anyone using a computer has accidentally deleted, overwritten or lost a file and realized that they don't have a backup copy -- typically because regular backup of data was too complex or time-consuming," said Lauren Whitehouse, analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "FileKeeper Professional offers the behind-the-scenes protection, as well as effortless recovery, needed to ensure that data is safe and always available."

For the novice user, FileKeeper Professional protects most common user data right out of the box, and for the more experienced user, it has easy to configure personalized protection policies and retention periods. In either scenario, FileKeeper Professional requires no further maintenance once set-up, providing users with a 'set-it-and-forget-it' solution.

"FileKeeper Professional is the simple and affordable data protection solution individual users have been demanding," said George Symons, CEO of Yosemite Technologies. "This is the latest offering in our comprehensive line of Core-to-Edge solutions that matches the needs and budgets of diverse customers."

FileKeeper Professional uses near Continuous Data Protection (CDP) technology to protect irreplaceable data as it is created and transparently stores file versions to one or more safe storage locations. File versions are automatically stored in a repository on a disk inside one's computer, allowing for the recovery of a file or version, even when the computer is not connected to external storage. Only the bytes that have changed in a new version of a file are stored, providing very efficient use of disk space. The files and changes are automatically saved to a secure storage location on a USB hard disk drive or networked storage when its connected, ensuring the data is safe and always available even if the user's laptop is lost or stolen.

As a means of delivering FileKeeper Professional through the retail channel, Yosemite has signed an agreement with Smith Micro Software, Inc. (SMSI), a leading developer and marketer of innovative software solutions and services for the wireless market. Smith Micro will be publishing FileKeeper Professional, allowing the product to appear on the shelves of some of the top retail stores in the country.

"We look for innovative software solutions such as FileKeeper Professional that align with our own product portfolio, while offering new appeal to our growing customer base," said Jon Kahn, Senior Vice President Compression and Consumer, Smith Micro Software. "Our ability to leverage our channel strength and drive new business through both the retail channel and our direct distribution channel is a win for both Yosemite and Smith Micro. We are happy to be a part of their business model."

FileKeeper Professional augments Yosemite's current FileKeeper Corporate product designed for IT departments to centrally manage the laptops of an organization. FileKeeper's near CDP technology can also be purchased as an option to the popular Yosemite Backup™ software, providing a total data protection solution.

"Our FileKeeper products combined with Windows Vista Business, the first Windows operating system designed specifically for small businesses, creates a powerful one, two punch," continued Symons. "The result is an environment where businesses benefit from continuous data protection of their valuable information as well as file version recovery that can be executed quickly with a simple right click of the mouse directly from Windows Explorer. This ability to virtually erase mistakes ensures painless protection, allowing businesses to keep moving forward and focus on growth."

Yosemite FileKeeper Professional is available now for purchase and is priced at $29.99 per seat. For more information or to download a free trial version, please visit the Yosemite FileKeeper Web site at www.filekeeper.com.

About Yosemite Technologies

Yosemite Technologies is a global provider of data protection software solutions that span from the desktop to the data center. Yosemite develops solutions that protect environments running Microsoft® Windows, Linux, and NetWare®. Yosemite's flagship product, Yosemite Backup™ Advanced, represents the next generation of backup software with Self Tuning Logic™ for fast backup and restore operations and an integrated Virtual Library option, D2D2Ne™, that provides multi-level, heterogeneous 'disk to disk to any' backup. Yosemite has developed strong technology and channel partnerships with leading companies including HP, Dell, Microsoft, Quantum, Gateway and Exabyte. The company's commitment to Backup Simplified™ represents Yosemite's focus on delivering products that offer unmatched performance, ease-of-use and value. For more information, visit www.yosemitetech.com.

About Smith Micro Software, Inc.

Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, with offices in Europe and Asia, develops and markets wireless multimedia and communications solutions, mobile device management products, image and data compression solutions and many award winning software products. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through Smith Micro's Enterprise, Telcom & OEM Sales Groups, and direct from its websites, retail and value-added resellers (VARs). Smith Micro's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI. For more information about Smith Micro, please visit www.smithmicro.com.

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Editor's Notes:

Yosemite Backup, FileKeeper, Self Tuning Logic, D2DNe and Backup Simplified are trademarks of Yosemite Technologies, Inc. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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