Try&Decide; Saving New Files During System Restore Highlight New Features For Home, SOHO Users

September 12, 2007, Burlington, Mass. — Computer users can easily protect their entire computer, including valuable photos, music, videos and work documents, with Acronis True Image Home 2010 — the latest version of Acronis’ file and system disk imaging backup and restore software for home and home office users.

Acronis True Image Home 2010 backs up individual files or an entire computer image to a separate external drive or disc, providing complete protection from viruses, trojans and hardware failures that can cause the catastrophic loss of irreplaceable files and software. In the event of a computer failure, users can quickly and easily restore their data or images to the system to get up and running in minutes.

The new version adds powerful, yet easy-to-use features including the exclusive. Try&Decide feature, which allows users to perform potentially dangerous operations such as software installation or e-mail attachment opening without putting their PC at risk. It does this by creating a secure, temporary workspace that is insulated from the rest of your computer. The user can either commit the changes to their hard disk or simply delete all changes without impacting their hard disk at all.

Added security and privacy functionality includes Acronis Drive Cleanser, which securely erases hard drives before discarding or donating a computer, and File Shredder, which wipes out individual computer files so that they are permanently deleted and unrecoverable.

“Acronis True Image has proven itself again and again as a user’s best friend when it comes to protecting their data and operating system,” said Mike DiMichele, a Chicago-area consultant who runs a data recovery and remote support service company for end users, as well as the web site “To the average consumer, their digital photos, music and personal financial data are just as important as the business records of a corporation. For a family to protect all of their personal digital assets for less the price of dinner for four at the neighborhood diner is incredible.”

“As more of our lives move into the digital realm, it is important that we take the appropriate measures to protect those all-important files and programs,” said Walter Scott, CEO of Acronis. “We believe that the easier we make it for a user to back up their digital assets, such as music, mail, photos and data, and faster to restore after a failure, the more likely people are to create a regular backup routine. Acronis True Image Home 2010 is exceptionally powerful, yet easy enough for anyone to use.”

Other new features of Acronis True Image Home 2010 include:

  • Try&Decide — Allows users to create a temporary, protected space where they can do computing operations without putting their hard drive at risk due to viruses or malware
  • System State Backup — Protect Registry, boot files, as well as important system files from system crashes
  • Exclude files and folders from backup — Save space by backing up only information that is needed
  • Preserve files and folders during restore — Ensures newly entered important data is not overwritten when recovering from older backup
  • Automatically maintained catalog of backup locations — Easily locate archives as the system automatically remembers their placement
  • Search for file in all archives — Easily search for and recover particular files from all known backup archives
  • Message-level Outlook data restore — Quickly locate and recover important messages from mail backup

About Acronis

Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.

Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.

The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.

Acronis® and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries.