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March 28, 2006 08:28 ET

BakBone's NetVault: Replicator for Linux Named Finalist in LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards; BakBone Continues to Build on Its Position as the Standard for Linux Data Protection

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BakBone Software® (TSX:BKB) (Pink Sheets:BKBO), a global provider of heterogeneous integrated data protection solutions, today announced that IDG World Expo and LinuxWorld Magazine have named BakBone's NetVault®: Replicator a finalist in the LinuxWorld Product Excellence awards in the Best Systems Management Tools category. Various backup, restore and replication scenarios using BakBone's NetVault: Replicator and NetVault®: Backup software for Linux will be showcased in BakBone's Booth # 636 at LinuxWorld at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, April 3-6. Attendees can also hear BakBone showcase its outstanding product in the Product Excellence Theater on April 6 at 10:30 a.m. in a 30-minute presentation entitled, "Resume Operations: Using Continuous Real-time Linux Data Replication for Disaster Recovery".

"The introduction of NetVault: Replicator on Linux is part of our continuing strategic objective to deliver enterprise-class data protection solutions that help our customers make the best possible use of Linux technology as part of their overall IT strategy," said Ken Horner, senior vice president of business strategy and development at BakBone. "To be recognized as a finalist in the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards confirms BakBone's ongoing leadership in the Linux market space and our commitment to being the standard for Linux data protection."

The LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards recognize the best products and services showcased on the exhibit floor at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo. The Product Excellence Awards will be presented in 12 product categories, representing major areas of innovation in the Linux and open source community. Winners will be announced in an award ceremony on Wednesday, April 5 from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.

As the only software provider of backup and real-time replication for Linux servers, no other company can offer organizations the breadth of data protection and availability on the Linux platform. The first real-time replication solution for Linux platforms, NetVault: Replicator provides data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity of Linux environments. NetVault: Replicator for Linux provides continuous, reliable data mirroring for heterogeneous IT environments over standard IP networks. With NetVault: Replicator for Linux, customers can centrally manage both real-time and scheduled replication across multiple sites for a wide variety of server platforms, storage devices, and applications. This unique flexibility reduces deployment costs and TCO by enabling customers to create a tiered solution that matches system and network resources to the value of the data. The NetVault: Replicator for Linux optional components include NetVault: Replicator Plugin Modules, NetVault: Replicator Cluster Support Plugins, and NetVault: Replicator OnDemand.

NetVault: Replicator for Linux provides central management of data protection for a broad spectrum of software and hardware in contrast to other solutions that require system or storage homogeneity, identical source and target configurations, large amounts of bandwidth, or multiple management consoles.

About BakBone Software, Inc.

BakBone Software is a leading international data protection solution provider that develops and distributes heterogeneous data backup, restore, disaster recovery, replication and storage reporting software for network storage and open-systems environments. BakBone delivers scalable solutions that address the complex demands of large enterprise environments, as well as small- to medium-sized businesses. Founded in 2000, BakBone products are used by Fortune 1000 corporations and domestic and international government entities. Distributed through a select global network of strategic partners, resellers and solution providers, interested companies can learn more information about BakBone's products and services and its newly introduced IDP vision at www.bakbone.com or email info@bakbone.com.

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