Versatile Systems Inc.

Versatile Systems Inc.

June 26, 2012 06:00 ET

Versatile Implements Symantec NetBackup™ for Mine Safety Appliances

MECHANICSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA--(Marketwire - June 26, 2012) - Versatile Systems Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VV) announced today the successful installation of a Symantec NetBackup™ appliance for global safety equipment manufacturer Mine Safety Appliances Company (MSA) of Cranberry Township, PA.

"We wanted to modernize our existing backup system and needed a unified solution to backup SAP, Oracle database server, Lotus Notes, SharePoint, and CIFS shares from our NetApp and individual Windows based systems. We also use Citrix Xen and VMware servers and wanted a product that directly supported those environments," said Kevin Sheen Manager, Technical Operations for MSA. "Versatile helped us to identify the best solution and integrate it with our existing infrastructure. Symantec NetBackup appliance was the best fit for our requirements and offered a platform for future growth. Both Versatile and Symantec provided outstanding service and support throughout the implementation and system integration."

"Symantec NetBackup appliances provide customers with a faster path to better backup by offering an easier way to deploy both backup and deduplication and by providing features such as end-to-end deduplication that drive down costs and increase efficiency," explained Brandt Gamba, Systems Architect, Symantec. "In addition to NetBackup, MSA needed a scalable deduplication storage solution. The Symantec NetBackup™ 5000 appliance met this need by offering deduplication for physical and virtual systems and the ability to scale a single storage pool to up to 192TBs of useable capacity. Unlike traditional appliances which only offer target deduplication, the Symantec NetBackup 5000 supports client and media-server based deduplication, which means customers use up to 72% less infrastructure and bandwidth to move data with the latest version, NetBackup 7.5."

"Versatile was pleased to be involved with this initiative," said Bob Joyce, President, Versatile Systems. "Versatile is a certified Symantec NetBackup Specialist Partner with training on appliances. Our team worked with MSA to determine the best solution to meet their requirements and partnered with Symantec to provide implementation and integration services."

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About MSA

Established in 1914, MSA is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life- threatening situations. The company's comprehensive line of products is used by workers around the world in a broad range of industries, including the fire service, the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, construction, mining and utilities, as well as the military. Principal products include self-contained breathing apparatus; fixed gas and flame detection systems, handheld gas detection instruments, head protection products, fall protection devices and thermal imaging cameras. The company also provides a broad range of consumer and contractor safety products through a joint venture with MCR Safety. These products are marketed and sold under the Safety Works® brand. MSA, based north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, Pa., has annual sales of approximately $1.2 billion, manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, and 42 international locations. Additional information is available on the company's Web site at Information on Safety Works products can be found at

About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at

About Versatile

Versatile provides business solutions that enable companies to improve sales, marketing and distribution of their products. Versatile also provides information technology services for the implementation, maintenance and security of mission-critical computer environments. Versatile has the ability to architect solutions involving both proprietary and third party components. For more information:

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