SOURCE: FileKeeper, Inc.

August 30, 2005 08:00 ET

FileKeeper Introduces FileKeeper Enterprise 2.1 and User-Centric Data Protection

FileKeeper Enterprise Adds User-Centric Data Protection to Existing Backup and Recovery System, Enforces Data Protection and Retention Policies, Provides Superior Data Protection for Mobile Users

KNOXVILLE, TN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 30, 2005 -- FileKeeper, Inc., the leader in user-centric data protection, today announced the release of its flagship product, FileKeeper Enterprise 2.1. FileKeeper extends the functionality of existing file backup and recovery systems, helping IT support organizations avoid costly data loss, lower operating costs, improve helpdesk response times and improve HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. FileKeeper's innovative User-Centric Data Protection technology extends backup and recovery protection to every file a user modifies, at the instant they save their modifications to disk, regardless of whether the file is stored on a laptop, desktop or network server.

"For years we've asked our users to copy their important files to our servers so they would be backed up. Each year we still have cases in which users lose important documents stored on their PC because their local hard drive has a problem and the user failed to back up their files to our network," said Jason Mashburn, Director of Information Systems for Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tennessee. Blount Memorial turned to FileKeeper Enterprise 2.1 to add user-centric data protection to their existing IBM backup and recovery system. Jason continues, "FileKeeper provides our IT staff with a centralized, auditable system to define and enforce our written policies regarding data retention and protection. FileKeeper also gives us the peace of mind that our users' files will be backed up regardless of where those files are stored on our network."

Jon Duren, Chief Technical Officer with IdleAire Technologies in Knoxville, Tennessee, concurs. "We chose FileKeeper because it offered the most comprehensive data protection solution for our environment. FileKeeper enables IdleAire to create auditable, centrally managed policies governing data retention, and then enforce those policies enterprise-wide. Before FileKeeper, we were lucky if our users followed corporate policy and manually copied their critical files to our corporate file servers. Today, we know the data will be there, it's secure, and our users can restore the files themselves without tying up our limited IT staff or involving complex file restore procedures."

FileKeeper is designed to install in minutes, configure in hours and deploy worldwide in days. FileKeeper can be deployed, configured and updated from a central, web-based administration console. Administrators also use FileKeeper's web-based console to define, enforce and audit data protection policies enterprise-wide. "There were three compelling reasons we chose FileKeeper," says Steve Floyd, Manager of IT at EPRI Solutions in Knoxville, Tennessee. "It's affordable, easy to deploy, and leverages our existing network infrastructure. FileKeeper gives us a desktop backup solution that is highly effective and nearly invisible to our end users."

Key FileKeeper Enhancements Include:

** Automatically protects every file a user edits, when the user saves the file, regardless of where the file is stored

** Operates silently and is unobtrusive to end-users

** Complements existing server backup and recovery systems

** Provides "one-click" access to the previous versions of documents

** Empowers end-users to restore their own lost data files (including previous versions)

** Provides superior data protection for mobile/laptop users

** Enables mobile users to recover remote data files while they are on the road (disconnected from their network)

** Enables help desk analysts to quickly restore the current and previous version of files & folders on behalf of end-users

** Enables administrators to centrally define, enforce and audit enterprise-wide data protection and retention policies

** Eliminates the need for nightly incremental tape backups

** Extends enterprise disaster recovery policies to files stored on laptop and desktop computers

"FileKeeper Enterprise 2.1 addresses a gaping hole in the data protection and disaster recovery plans of most organizations," said Ken Cross, President and CEO of FileKeeper, Inc. "Most organizations simply don't back up files unless they are stored on their network files servers. FileKeeper enables IT organizations to assure their users that all of the data they create will be protected, regardless of where that data resides on their corporate network."

"Telling your users that they must copy critical files to a network server in order to be protected isn't a data protection policy... it's wishful thinking," adds Al Johnson, Vice President of Software Development at FileKeeper. "With FileKeeper, IT organizations can stop making excuses and start enforcing policy."

Pricing and Availability

FileKeeper Enterprise is available directly through FileKeeper and FileKeeper's worldwide alliance partners. Pricing starts at $995 per server for a FileKeeper Enterprise Server license and $49.95 per agent for a Windows XP Pro or Windows 2000 Pro desktop/laptop license.

About FileKeeper, Inc.

FileKeeper is the leading developer user-centric data protection software for Windows desktop and laptop computers. FileKeeper's user-centric approach to data protection is built around three principals: protect every file created by every user on your network every time they save their files. FileKeeper provides organizations with a low-cost, easy-to-deploy solution for protecting high-value information against accidental deletions, hardware failure, theft, and corruption caused by viruses while helping reduce the financial impact of data loss, lowering IT operating costs and helping organizations comply with government regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA.

FileKeeper, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, in the scenic foothills of the Smoky Mountains. FileKeeper is a member of Tennessee's Technology 2020, the East Tennessee Technology Council and the University of Tennessee Center for Entrepreneurial Growth.

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