SOURCE: Acronis Inc.

October 09, 2008 10:27 ET

Acronis True Image 2009 Makes Protecting Home Computers Easier Than Ever

New User Interface, One-Step Protection and Powerful Search Tools Ensure Safety of Precious Digital Assets

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 9, 2008) - Acronis® Inc. (http://www.acronis.com), a provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software, announced that the latest version of its Acronis True Image Home 2009 disk imaging and backup software for home users protects users' PCs with less work on their part and allows them to quickly recover from the impact of viruses, unstable software downloads and failed hard drives.

Acronis True Image provides both full image and file-based backups. Image-based backups take a snapshot of the entire computer -- including programs and the operating system -- which can be restored in the event of a hard drive crash or catastrophic operating system failure. With file-based backup, users can select specific files and folders to protect.

"These days, almost everyone is aware of the need to back up their computers, but not everyone actually does it," said Stephen Lawton, senior director of strategic marketing of Acronis. "Our goal has always been to make backing up a computer system as easy and straightforward as possible and this new version of Acronis True Image provides an absolutely turn-key, automatic way to make sure computer users are never left unprotected from the inevitable hardware or software failure that can destroy a lifetime of digital files, photos, videos and documents."

Backup made easy

Acronis True Image Home 2009 includes a number of features that make it easy and nearly invisible for users to protect their computers. A new interface places the most commonly used and important functions front and center. With One-Click Protection, a user can quickly and easily set-up a backup routine and then start it with a single mouse click.

Other features that make backup easy include:

--  Smart Scheduling - Run backups automatically at preset or elapsed time
    when a user is idle, on user login/logout, on system startup/shutdown, and
    in coordination with other events.
    
--  Set and Forget backups - Configure once and perform backups
    automatically.
    
--  Auto backup based on destination availability - Decide to back up
    automatically or as soon as a destination drive is available.
    

Enhanced features for complete flexibility and security

Additional features that go beyond backup and recovery make Acronis True Image Home 2009 a powerful software program that can protect the security of personal data, while making it easy to organize and locate files.

The disk cloning feature makes upgrading computer systems painless. With it, there is no need to reinstall the operating system, applications, or re-key user settings when cloning a PC or increasing its storage capacity.

Full text search enables an end-user to search for file names and/or content within an archive, using Windows or Google desktop search. This makes it simple to find particular files, even if they are located within a backup archive.

The software also incorporates Acronis Drive Cleanser, a $50 value that wipes out personal or organizational data in the event a computer hard drive is replaced or an entire system is donated or discarded. The File Shredder function safely destroys individual files so they can't be resurrected.

Pricing and availability

Acronis Tue Image Home 2009 is available through retailers and for download at www.acronis.com. List price remains the same at $49.99.

About Acronis

Acronis is a global provider of storage management software that enables corporations and individuals to move, manage and maintain digital assets. Acronis sells innovative solutions for disaster recovery, server consolidation and virtualization migration, which allow users to maintain business continuity and reduce downtime in computing environments. Acronis software products are sold in more than 180 countries and are available in 13 languages. For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com or contact media@acronis.com.

Contact Information

  • Press Contacts:

    Stephen Lawton
    Acronis Inc.
    (650) 875-7593 ext 7030
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    Bill Baker
    Baker Communications Group, LLC
    860-350-9100
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    Acronis® Inc.
    23 3rd Avenue
    Burlington, MA 01803