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December 09, 2005
ONStor Inc., a provider of enterprise NAS Gateway solutions, and Asigra, a provider of agentless distributed backup and recovery software for network computing, have announced a partnership to provide a turnkey compliance package for enterprise backup and recovery that consolidates remote site data protection.
The combination of ONStor's Bobcat Series Enterprise NAS gateways and Asigra's Televaulting for Enterprises agentless software enables organizations to address their compliance and data protection issues across multiple sites by consolidating and then sending the compressed backup data to a centralized location. There is no limit on the number of servers, desktops and laptops that can be protected since the agentless system is based on a compressed capacity pricing model versus a unit license-based model, ensuring all systems on the network are protected in the event of data loss. AES 256-bit encryption of backup data 'in-flight' and 'at-rest' prevents unauthorized access to corporate information as required by compliance regulations.
Unlike conventional data center backup software, Asigra's Televaulting software is optimized for multi-site backup and recovery. The combination also addresses hardware and software costs for enterprises that are dependent on NAS technology for remote site storage.
"Critical data is too often left out of the data protection fabric at many corporations, leaving companies in violation of compliance regulations. The cost and complexity of protecting data across sites and across multiple computing platforms presents a significant challenge to organizations," said Jon Toor, vice president of marketing at ONStor. "Asigra and ONStor have answered the challenge with a cost-effective data compliance framework that simplifies and secures systemwide data with policy-based data handling features."
"This is a highly complementary solution that addresses compliance concerns of large and midsized enterprises," said Eran Farajun, executive vice president at Asigra. "Companies recognize the need to consolidate IT operations, simplify management, reduce costs and provide greater accountability. Our respective products provide this ability to centralize the process. Because we share a common view of the market requirements and a commitment to the reseller channel, obtaining these capabilities is as simple as the technology."
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