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Australia's gizmo Partners With Datacastle on Secure, Online PC Backup

Cliff Boodoosingh on July 30, 2009
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - July 28, 2009) - Datacastle Corporation, a leading enterprise-class PC backup and data protection company, today announced that gizmo, Australia's premier in-home tech support company, has partnered with Datacastle to launch an online backup service to meet growing demand for a secure, online PC backup solution.

A study commissioned by gizmo in 2008 with Australia's Galaxy Research revealed that 85% of respondents had critical files on their home PC but only 15% were backing up on a regular basis. It was clear from the study that consumers in Australia were looking for a greater level of security and data protection than external storage devices, even with automatic backup, could provide. gizmo evaluated several products available in the market and concluded that Datacastle was the right fit because of its security, co-branding and cloud computing features.

"Online backup is an emerging market in Australia and we knew that our customers would be looking to us, their trusted tech support service provider, to offer them the best product possible," said Justin O'Sullivan, chief executive officer of gizmo. "Thanks to Datacastle's secure and scalable cloud service delivery model and extremely responsive support staff, gizmo online backup Powered by Datacastle was up and running in a short timeframe and with minimal up front costs. We are seeing encouraging response to our new online PC backup, and are confident we'll get a quick return on our initial investment."

"gizmo is at the forefront of the evolution going on in the data protection industry," said Ronald Faith, president and chief executive officer of Datacastle. "Instead of trying to piece together point solutions to address the data backup, protection and privacy concerns of gizmo customers, they chose to partner with Datacastle to offer one unified solution that is powerful, secure and extremely easy to install and use."

The Datacastle Cloud Service, a unified data protection solution built on top of the Amazon Web Services platform, powers gizmo's online backup service. Designed for outsourced IT and managed services providers, the Datacastle Cloud Service offers policy-driven PC backup, encryption, key management, device trace, and data deletion in a single solution. For more information about gizmo online backup Powered by Datacastle visit For more information about the Datacastle Cloud Service, visit

About Datacastle

Datacastle Corporation has a singular mission -- to help organizations simply and cost-effectively protect data against damage, loss and theft. Datacastle offers five best of breed components in one enterprise PC data privacy solution -- integrating policy-driven PC backup, robust AES encryption, automated key management, unrivaled data reduction, proactive data deletion and device tracing. Listed in Gartner's Hype Cycle for Storage Technologies, 2009, Datacastle offers enterprises the most secure and comprehensive PC backup and data protection solution Available -- preventing data security risks, gaps in compliance and erosion of brand value. Datacastle's software is available through leading service providers and software resellers worldwide. For more information, visit

About gizmo

Whether it's over the phone or we come to your home, gizmo provides Australian consumers with a range of support services that help them make the most of their technology purchases. Australian-owned gizmo gets computers, gadgets and other technologies. And we use our expertise to help Australians gain greater enjoyment from their technology. Gizmo's services are available from 8am to 10pm weekdays and from 9am to 6pm on weekends. For more information or for gizmo service, please visit or call 1300 275 449.

Datacastle is a registered trademark of Datacastle Corporation. All other names are or may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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