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Asigra Takes the Gold in 2011 Product of the Year Awards by Storage Magazine and SearchStorage.com

Asigra Cloud Backup v11 Outperforms the Competition in Backup and Disaster Recovery Software and Services Category (February 14, 2012)

TORONTO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/12 -- Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud Backup™ and recovery software provider since 1986, today announced that the company has been named the Backup and DR Software and Services Category Gold Winner in the Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com 2011 Products of the Year competition. Asigra received the award for its comprehensive end-to-end cloud backup solution, providing device agnostic protection from the datacenter to the smartphone. According to one of the judges in the competition, "There's nothing like Asigra Cloud Backup in the market for enabling backup and recovery as a service." The backup and DR software and services category includes backup, recovery, disaster recovery, snapshot, replication, electronic vaulting and archiver solutions.

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"Asigra Cloud Backup v11 is the first cloud backup product designed to protect storage, servers, desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones -- a range of functionality that reduces if not eliminates the need for backup point products," noted Storage Magazine/Searchstorage.com editors. "Asigra is first backup software provider to offer a product with the ability to provide end-to-end enterprise protection from the data center to the smartphone."

Asigra was recognized in the awards for a number of industry firsts and capabilities designed to address the complexity and cost of managing and protecting a diverse range of IT environments. Storage Magazine highlighted this by saying "Asigra's software can be deployed as an on-premises private cloud backup solution, a hybrid cloud backup solution for local and offsite backup, or as a pure public cloud backup app. The protection provided by Asigra is device agnostic and can be installed as a virtual machine. V11 also offers a new Web management portal and an automated licensing scheme. The company's Cloud License Server allows managed service providers (MSPs) to remotely authenticate and update users' licenses."


Examining performance improvements of the solution, the publication cited a number of enhancements, including a "400% improvement in throughput over previous versions, support for 10 Gbps local-area network (LAN) interfaces, and data read/write acceleration with multi-threaded data dedupe, parallel processing for read I/O and data throughput, multiple overlapped I/O and delta differencing."

"Our goal is to focus organizations on what data protection is really all about, data recovery," said Asigra CEO, David Farajun. "We are thrilled that Storage Magazine has recognized the unique advantages our solution brings. Asigra offers a multi-dimensional solution that can reside in and protect physical and virtual environments simultaneously while being device agnostic to protect all instances of data throughout an organization, substantially reducing data protection management requirements."

For more information about the Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com 2011 Product of the Year awards and a complete list of winners, visit: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/guides/Best-data-storage-products-2011-Products-of-the-Year-winners

About TechTarget's Storage Media
TechTarget's SearchStorage.com is the number-one online destination for IT professionals charged with purchasing, implementing, and managing storage systems at the core of large- and medium-sized businesses. More than 600,000 storage-focused IT executives, managers, and staff rely on SearchStorage.com for the information they need to do their jobs. SearchStorage.com content includes original editorial features, news, expert storage advice, Webcasts, and white papers. TechTarget's Storage magazine is the only monthly resource that provides information technology (IT) executives, managers, and staff with in-depth analysis and forward-looking guidance on managing, storing, networking, and safeguarding the data at the core of large organizations. More information can be found at www.SearchStorage.com.

About Asigra Cloud Backup v11
Asigra Cloud Backup v11 is designed to address the requirements of public, private or hybrid cloud computing and offers efficiencies unavailable with traditional backup architectures. Asigra's advanced platform allows users to capture less, ingest less, and store less data thereby reducing the amount of backup software cycles and storage hardware required to deploy and maintain high levels of data protection. Asigra overcomes the limitations of traditional backup products that are unable to handle the exponential data growth, variances in information value and complexities within the IT infrastructure with a highly resilient and elastic platform that adapts to the changing nature of today's IT environments. This provides unmatched backup efficiency and security as well as the ability to respond to today's dynamic business challenges.

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About Asigra
Asigra is the leading Canadian cloud computing vendor focused on backup, recovery and restoration with more than 400,000 customer sites deployed globally. Asigra Cloud Backup™ transforms the way businesses manage and protect their data by delivering seamless end-to-end data protection that efficiently scales and easily adapts to any IT environment. Asigra Cloud Backup is built for progressive business savvy Managed Service Providers who focus on driving growth and increasing their total addressable market to better service their customers, IT constrained organizations, and industries with compliance mandates that are looking to improve their backup with a secure, proven and flexible cloud backup and recovery model. With more than 25 years of experience as backup/recovery pioneers, Asigra manages one of the largest business-class backup service provider ecosystems in the world who power their cloud backup services using Asigra technology. Asigra is recognized among top-tier industry analysts, including the Enterprise Strategy Group, Gartner, IDC, Forrester Research and the 451 Group. Recently, the company was recognized by Business Solutions Magazine as a Best Channel Vendor for 2012 and Storage Magazine named Asigra Cloud Backup its 2011 Product of the Year. Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally. For more information, visit www.asigra.com.

Asigra and the Asigra logo are trademarks of Asigra Inc. All other brand and product names are, or may be, trademarks of their respective owners.

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