For Immediate Release
Scottsdale, Arizona USA - 5 February 2003 -- Lockstep Systems, Inc. today announced the release of Backup for Workgroups 1.0, a disk-based backup and disaster recovery software utility designed for the small and midsize business market.
“Backup -- and the ability to restore quickly -- is a business necessity,” said David G. Hill, Vice President of Storage Research at Aberdeen Group. “Small and midsize businesses (SMB) have a fiduciary responsibility as do much larger companies, but may not have the dedicated IT expertise, time, and money to use the same hardware/software process for backup and restore as these larger companies. Enter Lockstep Systems. With its Backup for Workgroups optimized for disk backup, SMB companies now have a software tool that can use existing disk storage assets and take the mystery out of backup and restore -- all at a wallet-pleasing price.”
Backup for Workgroups delivers many of the same powerful backup and disaster recovery features commonly found in enterprise-class, tape-based backup software; at a fraction of the cost. While Backup for Workgroups operates as client-server software, it does not require a dedicated server; allowing for its use within a company’s existing infrastructure. Straightforward, easy to follow wizards guide the end user though all aspects of installing and using the software; making it a logical choice for resource constrained small workgroups.
In addition to the software release, Lockstep has also launched a new website at http://www.backup-for-workgroups.com, featuring in-depth product information, white papers, case studies and how-to information to assist SMBs with the implementation of disaster recovery best practices.
What makes Backup for Workgroups different?
Backup for Workgroups runs on Windows 95 / 98 / ME / NT / 2000 / XP computers. The program requires 10 MB hard disk space and needs access to sufficient hard disk storage space to hold compressed Backup Client data.
Backup for Workgroups is available immediately from authorized Lockstep resellers and distributors or directly from Lockstep. The Backup for Workgroups base product includes a Server License plus 3-client licenses for $299. The 5-client package is $399; and the 10-client package is $599 (US$). A fully functional 30-day trial version that supports 3-clients is available for download from http://www.backup-for-workgroups.com. Volume discount information available upon request. Reseller, integrator and VAR inquiries are welcome.
Lockstep Systems, Inc., a privately held corporation, was founded in 1999 to develop and market software utilities designed to ensure the integrity and continuity of electronic data for Internet presence companies. For more information about Backup for Workgroups, please visit http://www.backup-for-workgroups.com.
Lockstep Systems, Inc., P.O. Box 4662, Scottsdale, AZ 85261 USA. Telephone +1.480.596.9432. Backup product URL: http://www.backup-for-workgroups.com. Company URL: http://www.lockstep.com. Lockstep is a registered trademark and Backup for Workgroups is a trademark of Lockstep Systems, Inc.