16 May 2006

Ontrack Data Recovery empowers Exchange experts to manage mailboxes

~ upgraded version of PowerControls mailbox recovery tool contains unique content analysis for multiple data stores ~

Sydney, May 17, 2006 - Ontrack Data Recovery has launched PowerControls 4.1, the newest version of its widely used mailbox recovery tool. This upgraded version helps Microsoft Exchange administrators save time and deliver better recovery performance with powerful new content analysis functionality, message viewing capabilities, and expanded backup format support.

With email searching on the rise, the new options in PowerControls broaden its function to allow administrators more robust email management. PowerControls 4.1 content analysis enables the user to perform complex operations on combinations of data sources rather than performing the operations one at a time. Administrators can use the content analysis tool to work offline from their production server, minimising the time needed to filter specific messages.

PowerControls, which earned “Verified for Microsoft Windows XP” status through independent testing, is used by IT professionals to quickly and easily search, copy and restore message-level or individual mailbox items from any previous full backup, un-mounted databases (.edb) and Information Store files.

Requiring no changes to the existing Exchange server or backup architecture, PowerControls slashes restore time, eliminates brick-level back-ups, minimises the time it takes to locate all emails by matching specific criteria using advanced searching capabilities, and eliminates the need for an Exchange recovery server.

To date, PowerControls has been licensed on an estimated five million mailboxes across the globe in major industries including government, education, finance, high tech and health care.

“In today’s highly regulated environment, businesses have no shortage of reasons to search through their old email,” said Adrian Briscoe, general manager, Ontrack Data Recovery. “Whether they need to produce old messages for regulatory compliance, archive legacy email, or assist with a business project, companies typically have a lot of old mail to manage, and most often that mail is stored in several different places. The ability to analyse large amounts of content quickly is imperative to an effective and efficient retrieval of information.”

About PowerControls 4.1
PowerControls 4.1 contains all of the features and benefits of the current product, plus additional new features including:

Content Analysis
PowerControls allows administrators to create any number of customised Content Analysis Stores (CAS), facilitating content, time period, and in-depth investigative analysis of their Exchange data. Each CAS is a “container” that can contain one or more data sources and one or more Profiles. CAS data sources can be an entire EDB file, a single EDB mailbox, or a single EDB folder, with CAS Profiles containing unique search criteria such as keywords, users, dates, and Boolean operators.

Arrange Messages by Conversation View
PowerControls now allows administrators to see a histogram of all replies and forwards of a given message. This is important for analysing the conversation thread of a message

Arrange Messages by Message Table View
This feature allows the administrator to see all folders that reference a single message. This is helpful for analysing the Single Instance Storage (SIS) feature of Exchange server

Arrange Messages by Attachment Table View
This allows the administrator to see all messages that reference a single attachment. This is also important for analysing the Single Instance Storage (SIS) feature of Exchange server

Enhanced Support for Backup Formats
PowerControls 4.1 now offers enhanced support for the newest versions of Symantec BackupExec™, Veritas NetBackup™ and Computer Associates® BrightStor™ ARCserve®. Support also is available for Microsoft® NT Backup, Legato NetWorker®, IBM® Tivoli®, CommVault® Galaxy™, UltraBac Software and HP OpenView Storage Data Protector backup formats

Pricing and Availability
Different editions of PowerControls 4.1 are available with pricing beginning at $1235 excl GST for 100 mailboxes by calling Ontrack on 1800 872 259 or online at www.ontrackdatarecovery.com.au/powercontrols

About Ontrack Data Recovery
Ontrack Data Recovery (www.ontrackdatarecovery.com.au) is the largest, most experienced and technologically advanced provider of data recovery products and services worldwide. Ontrack is able to recover lost or corrupted data from virtually all operating systems and types of storage devices through its do-it-yourself, remote and in-lab capabilities, using its hundreds of proprietary tools and techniques. Ontrack Data Recovery is a brand name of Kroll Ontrack Inc., a technology services subsidiary of Kroll Inc., the global risk consulting company.

For further information about Ontrack Data Recovery, please contact:
David Bass/Chris Clark
02 9901 4235