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Genie-soft Releases its New Generation of Backup Solutions

Cliff Boodoosingh on September 10, 2007
Smart interface design bundles speed and reliability, Iomega REV® Disk One-step Disaster Recovery, Automated Backups, Open Files Management, Vista Compatibility, and much more

(PRWEB) September 10, 2007 -- Genie-soft, an established developer of backup and security software solutions, today announced that its 8.0 release of Genie Backup Manager Software products will have advanced support for Iomega® REV® Backup Drives. This latest release of GBM products adds Disaster Recovery, robust connection management, advanced job scheduling, and built-in open file backup support; while maintaining the easy-to-use wizard-based interface.

Genie-soft has worked closely with Iomega Corporation to implement basic support for Iomega's REV 35GB and second generation 70GB drives. The collaboration also led to the development of new features, most importantly One-Step Disaster Recovery which enables GBM users to create Windows bootable REV disks that contain both the system files as well as the backup data. Restoring a complete system is done in one step only. Work is currently under way to enable GBM products on Iomega REV automation loaders and other future Iomega REV products.

"Genie-soft delivers on its promise of allowing cost-conscious users and businesses access to the latest data protection technology. The rounding up of features and simplification of the User Interface combined with support for Iomega's REV drives allows the implementation of backup plans at performance/price points unheard of in the past." said Muayyad Shehadeh, CEO and president of Genie-soft Corporation.

Loren Bryner, worldwide product manager for REV products at Iomega, said, "We're very happy that Genie-soft has built advanced support for REV technology into its latest release of Genie Backup Manager Software products. Iomega's REV Backup Drives deliver easy-to-use, robust backup and archiving with removable storage that today's SMBs and others require to protect the digital assets of their business. Combining native support from Genie-soft's latest backup software with Iomega's REV technology is a win-win for today's small and mid-sized enterprises."

Iomega REV Technology

The Iomega REV Backup Drive is a proven technology that is becoming a small business backup and archive storage standard around the world. The first REV product was introduced in April 2004 with the debut of the Iomega REV 35GB Backup Drive and the 35GB REV disk. The second generation REV 70GB Backup Drive and 70GB disk was launched in 2006. To date, Iomega has sold approximately 300,000 REV Drives and more than 1.5 million REV Disks. The REV Drive has also won more than 25 technology awards worldwide.

The Iomega REV 70GB Backup Drive, ideal for server implementations, is available in external USB 2.0 and internal ATAPI and SATA models. The Iomega REV 35GB Backup Drive, targeted to desktop backup and archive applications, is available in ATAPI, external USB 2.0, FireWire®, SCSI, and SATA configurations. Rather than a typical 1U rack carousel automation form factor, Iomega REV desktop autoloaders utilize a single drive on an elevator that goes up and down to ingest one of up to eight REV disks inserted in to the loader. Iomega's desktop REV autoloaders include the REV Loader 560, which uses a single REV 70GB drive and holds up to eight REV disks for up to 560GB of native storage capacity.

Removable Iomega REV disks, with an estimated archival life of 30 years, are highly portable (0.4 inches x 3.0 inches x 2.8 inches) and combine the speed and reliability of a hard drive with the removability of tape. Reliability, ruggedness, security (with disk password protection), instant access to data, archivability and no maintenance are all advantages of REV products.

Iomega REV products are available from a large base of value-added resellers (VARs), systems integrators (SIs) and others that work directly with small businesses on their storage and data protection needs. Thomson™ Grass Valley™ REV PRO products, designed specifically by Iomega for the professional audio/visual industry are available from Grass Valley distributors and resellers.

Genie Backup Manager 8.0

Genie Backup Manager Product line includes:

Home Edition: GBM Home is a solution for users looking for a simple yet robust solution to performing daily backups for their sensitive data. Through its clear wizard-based interface, users can backup their data to virtually any storage destination. It provides enhanced data security with 128-bit AES encryption capabilities.

Pro Edition: A full-featured backup solution that adds 256-bit AES encryption, tape backup support, multi-drive spanning, logs manager, backup performance speed control, manual file/folder selection, advanced scheduling, as well as pre & post-task commands.

Server Edition: Targets Small and Medium Businesses and incorporates Continuous Data Protection for Microsoft™ SQL and Exchange.

Genie Online Backup: A subscription-based service, providing data protection for the mobile user as well to organizations that wish to implement a remote backup strategy. The service can be accessed through the dedicated Genie Online Backup client or any GBM backup product. An Ajax-based web interface allows access to the data anywhere, anytime.

All GBM 8.0 products offer a variety of key benefits including disaster recovery, open file backup and integration with Genie Online Backup service. GBM products run on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Small Business Server and Server 2003, and are available today online and through Genie-soft resellers all over the world.

About Iomega
Iomega Corporation, headquartered in San Diego, is a worldwide leader in innovative storage and network security solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers and others. The Company has sold more than 400 million digital storage drives and disks since its inception in 1980. Today, Iomega's product portfolio includes industry leading network attached storage products, external hard drives, and our award-winning removable storage technology, the REV® Backup Drive. OfficeScreen®, Iomega's managed security services available in the U.S. and select markets in Europe, provides enterprise quality perimeter security and secure remote network access, as well as email and spam defense for SMBs, which help protect small enterprises from data theft and liability. To learn about all of Iomega's digital storage products and managed services solutions, please go to the Web at

Resellers can visit Iomega at

About Genie-soft
Genie-soft, a Delaware incorporated company is a commercial developer of backup and security software solutions, providing products that combine reliability, flexibility and ease of use for both individuals and organizations.
Genie-soft's edge is in its introduction of simple solutions to complicated problems. The clutter-free user interface and intuitive functionality make Genie-soft products one of the most productive and easy-to-use software titles in their categories.
To learn about Genie-soft's products and managed services solutions, please go to the Web at .
Resellers can visit Genie-soft at

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