Woodcliff Lake, N.J. Aug. 18, 2000 – An independent laboratory test of five major enterprise-level backup applications has cited Syncsort Incorporated's Backup Express as the overall leader for its excellent performance and fastest data backup and restore times. Backup Express performed more than 25 percent faster than its nearest competitor in simultaneously backing up 349GB of data and more than 24 percent faster in restoring 151GB of data on the test lab network.

"Taking into consideration all the test factors, including scalability and support, I give the overall edge to Backup Express for its excellent performance and midrange pricing," said Tom Iwanski, senior product reviewer for the Windows 2000 Magazine Lab that conducted the test. "Backup Express' three-tiered architecture -- which consists of master server, device server, and Backup Express clients -- supports Syncsort's claim that the product provides scalability across Windows, UNIX, and NetWare platforms. Backup Express' GUI offers a uniform interface across platforms. This similar appearance can reduce the learning curve for administrators who manage Backup Express on different platforms throughout an enterprise," Iwanski added.

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