BakBone Named an AeA High Tech Awards Finalist

    Achievement Underscores Commitment to Technology Development and
Community Support

    SAN DIEGO, September 27 /CNW/ - BakBone Software(R) (Pink Sheets:  BKBO),
the leading provider of Linux data protection solutions, today announced that
the company has been recognized for outstanding achievement as a finalist for
the 14th Annual AeA High Tech Awards for San Diego. As the nation's largest
high tech industry association, AeA (American Electronics Association)
recognizes local technology companies for their achievements in technological
innovation, civic contributions and industry accomplishments.

    "The recognition of our technology peers in San Diego is quite an honor,"
said Jim Johnson, president and CEO at BakBone. "Our research and development
focus has been on responding to our customers' needs with innovative data
protection technology for the growing base of Linux users while continuing our
dedication to the Windows, UNIX and Mac OS platforms."

    BakBone delivers complexity-reducing data protection technologies,
including award-winning Linux solutions; proven Solaris products; and
application-focused Windows offerings that reliably protect Microsoft SQL,
Oracle, Exchange, MySQL and other business critical applications. These data
protection solutions include backup, disaster recovery, replication, storage
monitoring and reporting software.

    Finalists for the 14th Annual AeA High Tech Awards will be announced on
October 19th at the Hilton Torrey Pines in La Jolla. More than 500 technology
professionals will come together to acknowledge the successes of local
technology companies from a diverse set of categories. The event is sponsored
by Barney & Barney, CMTC, CB Richard Ellis, Comerica - Technology Life &
Sciences Division, Deloitte & Touche, Procopio, SignOnSanDiego, TLC Staffing
and UnitedHealthcare.

    "We received an overwhelming number of nominations for this year's awards
program," said Kevin Carroll, AeA executive director. "Our finalists are a
true reflection of the widespread influence technology has throughout the San
Diego region. It is our mission with this year's awards to identify and honor
those responsible for driving such technological advancement and innovation."

    Founded in 1943, AeA is a nationwide non-profit trade association for all
segments of the technology industry. The organization is dedicated to helping
its members' top line and bottom line through lobbying governments at the
state, federal and international levels; providing access to capital and
business opportunities; and offering select business services and networking

    About BakBone Software, Inc.

    BakBone Software is a leading international data protection solution
provider that develops and distributes heterogeneous data backup, restore,
disaster recovery, replication and storage reporting software for network
storage and open-systems environments. BakBone delivers scalable solutions
that address the complex demands of large enterprise environments, as well as
small- to medium-sized businesses. Founded in 2000, BakBone products are used
by Fortune 1000 corporations and domestic and international government
entities. Distributed through a select global network of strategic partners,
resellers and solution providers, interested companies can learn more
information about BakBone's products and services and its Integrated Data
Protection vision at or email

    Safe Harbor

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve
risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, which, if they do not
materialize or prove correct, could cause BakBone's results to differ
materially from historical results, or those expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties may include,
but are not limited to: competition in our target markets; potential capital
needs; management of future growth and expansion; the development,
implementation and execution of the Company's Integrated Data Protection (IDP)
strategic vision; risk of third-party claims of infringement; protection of
proprietary information; customer acceptance of the Company's existing and
newly introduced products and fee structures; and the success of BakBone's
brand development efforts. Also, risks associated with strategic alliances;
reliance on distribution channels; product concentration; need to develop new
and enhanced products; potential product defects; our ability to hire and
retain qualified employees and key management personnel; and risks associated
with changes in domestic and international market conditions and the entry
into and development of international markets for the Company's products. Our
forward-looking statements should be considered in the context of these and
other risk factors disclosed in our most recent report filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, which may be found at, as well
as those risk factors disclosed in our current report filed with the Canadian
Securities Administrators, which is available on SEDAR at All
future written and oral forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf
are also subject to these factors. BakBone assumes no obligation to update any
forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances arising after the
date on which it was made, other than as required under applicable securities

    The common shares of BakBone Software are currently subject to cease
trade orders in the Canadian jurisdictions of Alberta, British Columbia and
Ontario due to delays in the filing of the Company's financial statements.
Although these cease trade orders do not prevent investors, who are not
resident in or otherwise subject to the laws of Alberta, British Columbia or
Ontario, from trading the common shares of BakBone on the Pink Sheets in the
United States, investors are encouraged to obtain legal advice to ensure that
these trades are not violating the cease trade orders. BakBone continues to
work to resolve all outstanding issues which have prevented filing of its
financial statements, however an exact date for filing of these financial
statements cannot be determined at this time.

    BakBone(R), BakBone Software(R), NetVault(R), Application Plugin
Module(TM), BakBone logo(R), Integrated Data Protection(TM), Redefining Data
Protection(TM), Constant Data(TM), Constant Data logo(TM), Constant
Replicator(TM), OnDemand Replicator(TM), and Constant HA Cluster(TM), are all
trademarks or registered trademarks of BakBone Software, Inc., in the United
States 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.

For further information:

For further information: BakBone Software Amber Winans, 858-795-7584 Nikki Snowhite, 858-795-7552

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