SOURCE: BitDefender


February 04, 2009 09:15 ET

BitDefender and OneWorld Office Find Timely Solution for Seagate's 7200 Drive Data Lock-Down Issue

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and KELOWNA, BC--(Marketwire - February 4, 2009) - BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, and OneWorld Office™, a leading provider of total data protection for home and office, have teamed up to provide assistance to Seagate customers affected by an issue with some models of Seagate's Barracuda 7200.11 550GB product.

The affected drives experience issues that cause the drive to be locked down, or bricked, resulting in the users inability to access data on the drive.

OneWorld Office has dedicated resources to assist Barracuda drive users. As certified data salvaging and recovery service experts, OneWorld Data Recovery and OneWorld SafeDisk have established a Dedicated Barracuda Recovery Team to assist users and ensure their drive with critical and essential data will be advanced to the premium recovery queue and processed promptly by their specialized team and returned to you as quickly as possible to minimize disruption in your operations.

Additionally, BitDefender and the labs of OneWorld Data Recovery and OneWorld SafeDisk are partnering to offer Barracuda recovery clients special pricing on BitDefender Antivirus -- superior proactive protection from viruses, spyware, and other e-Threats as well as OneWorld SafeDisk -- a premium data recovery protection plan safeguarding your most valuable resource -- your data.

"BitDefender is pleased its partnership with OneWorld Office enables them to offer aid to Seagate customers experiencing issues with the affected Barracuda drives," said Keith Alston, BitDefender's channel director, North America. "BitDefender prides itself in providing customers with the most complete and effective computer security. It's essential that computer users understand the importance of proactive scanning and having an up-to-date security solution implemented onto your computer system. By taking these precautions, users will prevent valuable information and data from being stolen."

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About OneWorld Office™

OneWorld Office is a focused corporation consisting of several distinct divisions. Our principal sales force has divisions in Seattle, Washington; Kelowna, British Columbia and Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Furthermore, OneWorld Office encompasses divisions focusing in Data Protection, Data Backup, Data Recovery, Online Media as well as Help Desk Services. Throughout these divisions, we offer a complete support solution to our Channel listing as well as the over 80,000 Dealers they serve.

About BitDefender®

BitDefender is the creator of one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified security software. Since its inception in 2001, BitDefender has continued to raise the bar and set new standards in proactive threat prevention. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of home and corporate users across the globe -- giving them the peace of mind of knowing that their digital experiences will be secure. BitDefender solutions are distributed by a global network of value-added distribution and reseller partners in more than 100 countries worldwide. More information about BitDefender and its products are available at the company's security solutions press room. Additionally, BitDefender's provides background and the latest updates on security threats helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware.