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.

The testing lab considered numerous factors in its evaluation including scalability, performance, features, ease of use and price. The product reviewer also placed a premium on vendor technical support, saying, "Good vendor support is usually worth more than any cost savings you might realize at purchase. Differences in the quality of support you receive from vendors can define your downtime, which directly affects your bottom line and your peace of mind."

For more information about the test results, please visit www.win2000mag.com or www.syncsort.com.

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