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Iron Mountain's Online Backup Solution Protects Vital Data for Enterprises Using Mac & PCs

Cliff Boodoosingh on January 05, 2009
 
Iron Mountain Digital's Connected(R) Backup Solution Adds Support for Mac OS X Platform

BOSTON and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Iron Mountain Digital, the technology arm of Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) and the leading provider of Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) for backup and archiving, announced at the Macworld 2009 Conference & Expo in San Francisco today that its Connected(R) Backup solution will be available in March 2009 for Mac users. The Connected Backup solution provides businesses of all sizes with the ability to protect vital corporate data, regardless of computer platform, through secure and reliable online data recovery and unmatched scalability.

The Connected Backup solution with Mac support provides the same award-winning features as Connected Backup for PC, including fast, automatic backup without user interruption or IT intervention; an end to data loss from viruses, misplaced or stolen laptops, data corruption and user error; and finally, the solution gives IT control of secure backup and restoration both inside and beyond company firewalls. The solution also enables IT to centrally manage distributed data backup from Mac or PC laptops outside of the office.
Customers on PC or Mac computers can retrieve lost or damaged files without help desk support with anytime/anywhere system rollback even when away from the office.  The solution's patented data reduction technologies reduce storage needs by up to 85 percent.

"The number of enterprise Mac users is on the rise and companies are in need of the same high-level data backup and protection available for PCs to protect vital corporate data," said Cieran Cosgrave, head of managed services, 2e2, an Iron Mountain Digital channel partner. "Iron Mountain Digital's addition of Mac support allows us to offer our customers the highest level of security for
their corporate data regardless of their computer platforms."

Additionally, Connected Backup solution with Mac support provides the following essential functions:
    --  Seamless Backup - Enables rapid, automatic and unintrusive backup of Mac
        or PC data, even over dial-up connections.
    --  Unbeatable Security - Data is encrypted at the desktop and is kept
encrypted both during transmission and in storage; also, quickly repairs damaged or corrupted applications, configurations and files on any Mac;"rolling back" a Mac quickly to a previously working stateputs an end to user downtime without needing assistance from the help desk.
    --  Anytime, Anywhere Data Recovery - Data recovery can be managed with
just a few mouse clicks and users have access to their data at anytime,
using any PC/Mac with a working web browser, from any location through a
        secure Internet connection using the product's MyROAM(TM) feature.
    --  Unmatched scalability and data reduction - Protect and restore data
from as few as five to hundreds of thousands of Macs, using one centrally
        managed tool; and reduce storage requirements and costs through the
        product's Delta Block(R) technology that ensures only data changes
        and newly created files are backed up, and with SendOnce(R) technology
        that ensures identical files located on multiple machines, including
        email attachments, are recognized and backed up only once.

 

"As a proven leader in enterprise storage-as-a-service, Iron Mountain Digital
is proud to offer its customers a best-of-breed, fully-integrated data
protection solution to support smart and cost-effective backup and recovery
needs for a wide range of businesses," said John Clancy, president, Iron
Mountain Digital. "The Connected Backup solution provides enterprises using
Mac and/or PC computers with unmatched peace of mind as Iron Mountain Digital
works behind the scenes to keep businesses on track and valuable data safe and
secure."

Iron Mountain Digital's Connected Backup solution is part of the Company's
comprehensive data protection solution portfolio which includes:
    --  DataDefense(TM): Iron Mountain's solution to protect data saved on
        laptops by delivering password lockout protection, encryption and
        elimination of data on lost or stolen computers. A solution complement
        to the Connected Backup solution, this combined data security suite
        offers enterprises complete control of their vital information with no
        reduction in user productivity.
    --  LiveVault(R) Server Backup: Iron Mountain's complete server backup
        and recovery solution for small and medium businesses, as well as
remote offices and sites. Combining proven disk and online technologies,
        LiveVault radically simplifies the protection of servers including
file, database, application and Microsoft Exchange servers, eliminating the
        burden of tape backup.
    --  Off-site Tape Vaulting: Protects data backup media in an Iron Mountain
        secure vault and makes certain it is easily retrievable when needed.
    --  Disaster Recovery Support: Services to ensure recoverability of data
        wherever and whenever it is needed.

For more information about Iron Mountain Digital's Connected Backup solution
with support for Mac, contact 1-800-899-IRON or visit http://www.ironmountain.com/.

About Iron Mountain Digital
Iron Mountain Digital is the world's leading provider of Storage-as-a Service
(STaaS) solutions for backup and archiving. The technology arm of Iron
Mountain Incorporated offers a comprehensive suite of data protection,
archiving and intellectual property management solutions to thousands of
companies around the world, directly and through a worldwide network of
channel partners. Iron Mountain Digital is based in Southborough, Mass. with
European headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) helps organizations around the world
reduce the costs and risks associated with information protection and storage.
The Company offers comprehensive records management and data protection
solutions, along with the expertise and experience to address complex
information challenges such as rising storage costs, litigation, regulatory
compliance and disaster recovery. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain is a trusted
partner to more than 120,000 corporate clients throughout North America,
Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit the
Company's Web site at http://www.ironmountain.com/.

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