Reseller Partnership Extends BakBone's Data Protection Portfolio and
Expands Waterford's Market Reach through BakBone's Extensive Reseller
<p><span class="xn-location">SAN DIEGO</span>, and IRVINE, Calif., <span class="xn-chron">Aug. 19</span> /CNW/ -- BakBone Software® (OTC Bulletin Board: BKBO), a leading provider of storage and data protection software, and Waterford Technologies, the leader in efficient email and file archiving with its MailMeter suite of solutions, today announced a strategic reseller partnership.</p>
-- The new partnership immediately adds Waterford's email and file
archiving technology to BakBone's data protection portfolio and
Waterford's reach through BakBone's extensive reseller channel and
15,000 customer base.
-- Waterford's MailMeter archiving solution helps companies reduce
operating costs due to growing storage requirements, improves
productivity, reduces potential liability by enabling enforcement of
corporate policies, meets regulatory requirements for email review and
storage, and helps avoid penalties by providing an advanced legal
discovery interface for fast responses to requests.
-- IDC predicts the worldwide archiving market to grow at 28.7% for the
Linux/open source operating environments and 15.2% for the Windows
32/64 operating environments from 2009 to 2014.(1)
About Waterford MailMeter
-- Over 2,000 organizations worldwide from financial, governmental,
healthcare, manufacturing, legal and high tech industries use
to meet their needs for email archiving, email investigations, storage
reduction, regulatory compliance and reporting.
-- MailMeter reduces overall email and file storage volumes by more than
60%, improving server reliability and performance, reducing backup
costs and times and giving users access to any email they ever sent or
received. This eliminates the need for Microsoft Outlook's Personal
Storage Folders (PSTs) and Lotus Domino's personal archive Notes
Storage Files (NSFs).
-- MailMeter helps organizations quickly and securely meet government
regulations such as SOX, SEC-17a3-4, FOIA, GLBA, HIPAA, Basel II, the
Data Protection Act and others that require all emails to be stored in
a tamper-proof, easily accessible location.
-- MailMeter customers range from 10 mailboxes to over 50,000 mailboxes.
-- Waterford also offers a powerful File Archiver solution with File
Analyzer reports to manage the ever-growing amount of user files
on network file servers.
<p><span class="xn-person">Tom Politowski</span>, president, Waterford Technologies: "We are very excited to deliver our archiving solutions to the market through BakBone. MailMeter is a great fit with the BakBone target market. It's easy to install and configure within a few hours and requires little to no training for end users. By working together we can address the central storage and data protection issues facing customers and help them with their most pressing email and file archive management challenges - storage, e-discovery and compliance with regulations."</p>
<p><span class="xn-person">Michael Gaskill</span>, vice president of Product Development, BakBone: "Partnering with Waterford opens up new opportunities for our customers while expanding the scope of BakBone's Integrated Data Protection strategy and product offerings. Waterford's industry-acclaimed expertise in email and file archiving solutions enable overall storage savings and fast search while allowing users to gather business data intelligence that can significantly streamline and improve operations."</p>
<p>John Zammett, president, HorizonTek: "Email is a mission-critical part of conducting business today - even the slightest disruption in service or data recovery can have significant financial impacts on a business, making archiving software an essential part of the overall disaster recovery strategy. We're excited about the partnership of BakBone and Waterford which allows us to offer a complete end-to-end solution with even higher reliability and performance for our customers."</p>
<p>Waterford Technologies' MailMeter Software Makes Gartner's E-Mail Active Archiving Magic Quadrant for 4th Consecutive Year: <a href="http://www.mailmeter.com/news/20090526_Gartner_2009.asp">http://www.mailmeter.com/news/20090526_Gartner_2009.asp</a></p>
<p>Waterford MailMeter: <a href="http://www.mailmeter.com/products/MailMeterArchive/index.asp">http://www.mailmeter.com/products/MailMeterArchive/index.asp</a></p>
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About BakBone Software
<p>BakBone makes data protection a simple, straightforward process with an award-winning product suite. From real-time data protection to deduplication, disk-based and tape backup and application protection, BakBone's solutions manage resources across all platforms, providing improved operational efficiency, reduced system downtime, improved data and application availability and enhanced security to support the business growth of enterprise environments. For more information about BakBone, visit <a href="http://www.bakbone.com">www.bakbone.com</a> or email <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>.</p>
About Waterford Technologies
<p>Waterford Technologies is the leading provider of Intelligent Email Archiving software solutions that offers a full range of email management and reporting products for archiving, compliance, legal discovery and storage management. The company is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. with offices in the U.K. and <span class="xn-location">Ireland</span> and resellers worldwide. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.waterfordtechnologies.com">www.waterfordtechnologies.com</a>.</p>
<p>BakBone®, BakBone Software®, NetVault®, Application Plugin Module(TM), BakBone logo®, Integrated Data Protection(TM), NetVault: SmartDisk(TM), Asempra® and FASTRecover(TM) are all trademarks or registered trademarks of BakBone Software, Inc., in the <span class="xn-location">United States</span> and/or in other countries. All other brands, products or service names are or may be trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of, and used to identify, products or services of their respective owners.</p>
<p>MailMeter(TM), MailMeter Archive(TM), MailMeter Insight(TM), MailMeter Investigate(TM), MailMeter ISR(TM), MailMeter Storage Manager(TM), MailMeter Compliance Review(TM), MailMeter MBA(TM), MM File Analyzer(TM), and MM File Archiver(TM) are all trademarks of Waterford Technologies, Inc., in the <span class="xn-location">United States</span> and/or in other countries.</p>
<p>(1) Source: IDC, Worldwide Archiving Software 2010 - 2014, Doc # 222366, <span class="xn-chron">March 2010</span></p>
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Amber Winans Jenifer Kirtland
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