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Symantec Backup Exec 12 launched with Windows Server 2008 certification
Posted on 20-Feb-2008 09:16. | Tags Filed under: News.

Symantec Corp. has announced Symantec Backup Exec 12 for Windows Servers, delivering disk-to-disk-to-tape backup and fast, efficient recovery.

Backup Exec 12 introduces certified and optimized support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008, granular recovery of critical application data and extended platform protection. Backup Exec 12 now integrates with other Symantec solutions including the ThreatCon global security alerting system, Enterprise Vault to protect email archives and the new Symantec Protection Network for accessing offsite storage.

The software is logo-certified for Windows Server 2008.

Backup Exec 12 also introduces faster backup and restore of Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, Active Directory, and SharePoint environments as well as support for non-Microsoft environments.

“With each new Microsoft release, Symantec’s Backup Exec has helped us keep the critical flight information on our Microsoft servers and applications protected to ensure we can maintain a high level of service to our travelers,” said Barbara Hutchinson, executive director, Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport Authority. “Backup Exec 12 provides unmatched data protection and will enable us to recover important data from any system quickly and painlessly, reducing the time and resources spent managing backup and recovery jobs. Ensuring we have the latest version of Backup Exec is critical to helping us maximize the efficiency of our very small staff.”

With this software organizations are able to restore data to a point in time to help meet strict recovery point objectives. Backup Exec 12 rapidly restores data from a single pass backup with Granular Recovery Technology, which obviates the need to run mailbox backups to recover individual Exchange emails, and makes it easy to restore SharePoint, SharePoint Services, and Active Directory data — from documents to user attributes and properties.

Integration with Symantec Enterprise Vault provides backup and recovery for critical archives, while integration with Symantec Endpoint Protection delivers proactive backup in the event of an elevated Internet ThreatCon level.

Integration with Online Storage for Backup Exec, a Symantec Protection Network software as a service offering, provides secure web-based access to offsite storage maintained in Symantec data centers while Symantec’s complementary Backup Exec System Recovery solution offers complete Windows system recovery and advanced disaster recovery protection for Windows Server 2008 and other systems.

In addition, Backup Exec 12 extends protection to Macintosh systems as well as Lotus Domino servers and adds support for IBM N series devices and LTO-4 tape drives.

Symantec’s Remote Expert Installation Services (REIS) use remote access technology to help small businesses deploy Backup Exec 12 for Windows Servers securely over the Internet. Available from Symantec reseller partners, or online via the Symantec Business Store, Symantec REIS for Backup Exec Windows Servers provides organizations with a low-cost, convenient, remote expert installation and/or upgrade.

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