BakBone Software, Inc. (ticker: BKBO, exchange: OTC Bulletin Board (.OB))
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Prestigious Storage End User Survey Ranks BakBone NetVault: Backup as Leader of Enterprise Backup Pack
BakBone Earns Top Honors in Four out of Five Categories in the
Diogenes Labs-Storage Magazine Quality Awards
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 2006--BakBone Software(R)
(Pink Sheets:BKBO), a global provider of heterogeneous integrated data
protection solutions, today announced that its flagship backup and
recovery software NetVault(R): Backup has won the second annual
Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Award in the enterprise-class
backup and recovery category, featured in the November 2006 issue of
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one exists.) BakBone secured the number one overall ranking against a
field of five other enterprise competitors by winning four out of five
categories, including product reliability, initial product quality,
technical support and sales force competence.
"We're thrilled that our customers recognize us as setting the
standard for high performance data protection in heterogeneous
enterprises," said Jim Johnson, president and CEO of BakBone Software.
"This award is confirmation of the value, reliability and
functionality that customers derive from NetVault: Backup including
disk-based data protection, disaster recovery, encryption, and tight
application integration. It further proves that BakBone is an
increasingly attractive alternative to the expensive and complicated
enterprise-class backup products on the market today."
The industry's only award program based on objective, empirical
and statistically valid assessment of product quality and reliability,
the Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Award program is designed
to quantify real-world experience factors by surveying IT
professionals directly. For the enterprise backup and recovery
software program, 500 respondents identified as backup and recovery
users were assessed across five main categories: sales-force
competence, product features, initial product quality, product
reliability, and technical support.
Among the findings from this survey, respondents ranked BakBone
NetVault: Backup first in four of the five categories. With compliance
and data availability being key data protection issues to enterprise
users, most notably, BakBone bested all other product entries in the
product quality and reliability categories. According to respondents,
NetVault: Backup is also the easiest product to deploy among
enterprise products. In the sales force competence category, the
results highlighted a vendor's ability to recruit, train, service and
support quality resellers. BakBone led this category with a runaway
high score centered on the flexibility of BakBone sales
representatives. BakBone also ranked number one in the technical
support category. As part of its industry-leading technical support
offerings, BakBone offers regional-based support and rapid incident
About BakBone NetVault: Backup
For data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity,
the NetVault(R): Backup product line provides enterprise-class data
protection for complex heterogeneous IT environments, regardless of
size. NetVault: Backup's flexible, modular architecture delivers
proven reliability and high-performance, with an unmatched combination
of features designed to meet current and future data protection needs.
This unique flexibility reduces deployment costs and TCO by enabling
customers to implement a NetVault solution that matches their current
system and network resources. The NetVault: Backup optional components
include NetVault: Backup Application Plugin Modules, NetVault: Backup
Shared Virtual Disk, and NetVault: Backup SmartClients(TM).
About The Diogenes Labs-Storage Magazine Quality Awards
The Diogenes Labs-Storage Magazine Quality Awards are designed to
identify and recognize products that have proven their quality in
reliability in actual use. The results are derived from a survey of
qualified Storage subscribers, who assessed products in five main
categories: sales competence, product features, initial quality,
reliability and technical support. Their methodology incorporates
statistically valid polling that eliminates market share as a factor.
Their objective is to identify the most reliable products on the
market regardless of vendor name, reputation or size. Products are
rated on a scale from 1.0 to 8.0, where 8.0 is the most favorable
possible score. For more information about this awards program, visit
About BakBone Software, Inc.
BakBone Software is a leading international data protection
solution provider that develops and distributes heterogeneous data
backup, restore, disaster recovery, replication and storage reporting
software for network storage and open-systems environments. BakBone
delivers scalable solutions that address the complex demands of large
enterprise environments, as well as small- to medium-sized businesses.
Founded in 2000, BakBone products are used by Fortune 1000
corporations and domestic and international government entities.
Distributed through a select global network of strategic partners,
resellers and solution providers, interested companies can learn more
information about BakBone's products and services and its newly
introduced IDP vision at www.bakbone.com or email email@example.com.
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CONTACT: BakBone Software, Inc.
Dani Kenison, 858-795-7584
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