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Lockstep Contact: Karl Forster


Scottsdale, Arizona USA, 13 January 2005 -- Lockstep Systems, Inc. today announced the availability of volume pricing for the Backup for Workgroups Open File Add-On.

Backup for Workgroups is the award-winning, disk-based backup and disaster recovery software utility designed for small and mid-size businesses.  Easily installed on any networked Windows computer, Backup for Workgroups uses hard drives for storage in place of tapes, resulting in a more reliable and less expensive backup solution.  Backup data can also be mirrored to removable or external hard drives for off-site data storage, an integral part of an overall disaster recovery plan. 

The Open File Add-On can be used in conjunction with the Backup for Workgroups Client software on any Windows XP or Windows 2003 computer.  When used on a Windows 2003 server, backup coverage is expanded to include in-use (and normally locked) databases such as MS-SQL, Exchange Server and Active Directory.  Using the Open File Add-On on a Windows XP computer allows a backup to be performed while any application is in use, which means that vital local databases such as Microsoft Outlook or Intuit’s QuickBooks are included in the backup process.

The volume pricing for the Backup for Workgroups Open File Add-On is as follows:  quantity (1) license = $199.00; quantity (2 – 4) licenses = $129.00 each; quantity (5 – 9) licenses = $79.00 each; quantity (10 – 24) licenses = $59.00 each; quantity (50 – 99) licenses = $49.00 each; quantity (100+) licenses = $39.00 each.

Trial Version Availability.  A thirty (30) day trial version of Backup for Workgroups is available for download from  During the trial period, the software allows for the backup of ten (10) Windows computers, with each Client having the ability to include Open File Add-On support. 

About Lockstep Systems.  Lockstep Systems, Inc., founded in 1999, is a leading manufacturer of disk-based backup and disaster recovery software designed especially for small and midsize businesses.  Our family of backup products includes Backup for Workgroups, the industry standard in disk-based, client/server backup for networked Windows Servers, MS-SQL Servers, Exchange Servers, Active Directory and Windows workstations; and Backup for One, the disk-based backup utility for individual and home Windows computers.  Lockstep Systems is a privately held company located in Scottsdale, Arizona, founded by the team who developed the backup software now known as Computer Associates’ BrightStor Mobile Backup. 

Lockstep Systems, Inc., P.O. Box 4662, Scottsdale, AZ 85261 USA.  Telephone +1.480.596.9432.   Backup product URL:  Company URL:  Lockstep is a registered trademark of Lockstep Systems, Inc.  Backup for Workgroups and Backup for One are trademarks of Lockstep Systems, Inc.