SOURCE: NovaStor

October 15, 2008 09:00 ET

PC World Ranks NovaBACKUP as Best Backup Program and Awards "Best Buy" Designation

PC World Publishes "Top 5 Backup Utilities" List: NovaBACKUP 10 Claims #1 Position

SIMI VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2008) - NovaStor, a pioneer in data protection, today announced that its newly released NovaBACKUP 10 was rated as the best backup application in the October 08 print issue of PC World magazine. PC World is the most widely read computer or business magazine among all purchase influencers with a readership of over 4.8 million. NovaBACKUP 10, which provides a comprehensive data protection solution that includes local and online backup as well as disk imaging left competitors (including EMC) far behind in PC World's "Top 5 Backup Utilities" ranking.

In its summary describing NovaBACKUP 10, PC World states that "a friendly new interface and online-backup integration are highlights of this full-featured backup app." The test report highlights that PC World was particularly impressed with the program's disk imaging functionality which was described as capable of satisfying the needs of private as well as professional users. PC World further praises that "NovaBACKUP 10's layout and workflow are both immaculate -- a rarity among the comprehensive backup applications that NovaBACKUP 10 competes against."

NovaBACKUP 10 is the only all-in-one solution that operates from a single intuitive user interface

NovaStor's award-winning solution provides clients with an all-in-one package (online and local backup as well as disk imaging) and thereby gives users the maximum amount of flexibility, allowing them to store their critical data in any way they want (backup, copy, mirror, disk image) and where they want. NovaBACKUP supports the largest array of storage destinations/devices, whether they are local (disk, USB Flash, DVD, CD, tape) or through an online Software as a Service (SaaS) option such as NovaStor's free online storage (included with the software) or through partners such as Amazon (AMZN) with their S3 service offering.

"Gaining this number one ranking coupled with the 'Best Buy' designation by PC World -- an independent magazine -- demonstrates that NovaBACKUP 10 is the leading application when it comes to data protection for small businesses, professional and private users," says Mike Andrews, Managing Director. "This accomplishment is a real testament to the efforts that our engineering team has dedicated to this product over the past year. The initial response to this release has been incredible and will result in several new partnerships NovaStor plans to announce shortly."

NovaBACKUP 10 is available for US$49.95. A 15-day free trial can be downloaded at

About NovaStor

NovaStor ( is a leading, international provider of software solutions for data availability and protection. NovaStor provides software and services for the backup, restore and retention of business-critical data which together cover a wide application area -- ranging from home, mobile users, SMB users, all the way through Enterprise users, globally. NovaStor's cost-effective solutions are platform- and hardware-independent and ensure that optimal technological and economical use is gained from the customer's existing and future IT environment.

NovaStor is headquartered in Switzerland (Rotkreuz), has offices in Germany (Hamburg) and the USA (Simi Valley), and is represented in numerous other countries through partnerships.

Contact Information

  • For Further Information:
    Mike Andrews
    80-B West Cochran Street
    Simi Valley, CA 93065, USA
    Tel.: +1 (0)805 579 6700
    Fax: +1 (0)805 579 6710

    Tatjana Dems
    Neumann-Reichardt-Straße 27-33
    D-22041 Hamburg
    Tel.: +49 (0)40 638 09 0
    Fax: +49 (0)40 638 09 29