DATAFORT SECURES MAJOR IT BUSINESS AWARD

Winners of the Information Management Awards – Information Storage Product Award 2002

DataFort, provider of effortless off-site data back up, are delighted to be announced as the winner of the Information Storage Product Award at the 2002 Information Management Awards. This yearly event recognises products and services that have delivered significant and definable business benefits to the user as well as innovation and originality. The judging panel featured members of the press, the British Computer Society and key analysts such as Ovum and Gartner.

The DataFort Wide Area Back-Up product was selected as the most excitingand innovative new information storage product, out of a short list of eleven products. DataFort Wide Area Back-Up provides dependable secure off-site data storage that works onsite, within the security of the users’ firewall, shepherding company data from the network and compressing and encrypting it into a more manageable format. Thereby ensuring that the most vulnerable sector of business (SME’s) the continuity to offer their products and services even when disaster strikes.

Business Development Director of DataFort Marcie Terman, comments "Our product has an incredibly important role to play in keeping business’s in business, even in the most adverse circumstances. To be given such a prestigious award by such eminent members of the IT industry is testament to the efforts of the whole team."

About DataFort
DataFort, provide dependable secure off-site computer information storage with a focus on functionality and convenience for the end user. DataFort is more than just an off-site service, its proprietary software works onsite, within the security of the client’s firewall, to shepherd company data via the Internet to secure data centres. The fully automated service gives peace of mind to any company with up to 1 Terabyte (1000 GB) of data. DataFort provides enterprise level disaster recovery services to the SME market. The software uses ultra-secure 256-bit encryption to encode data on the customer premises before sending it over Internet connections to the data centre. The software
even monitors the status of the users own Internet and network connections to warn of any impediments to client’s backup operations.

DataFort provides a scalable service with customers ranging from small SMEs through to UK listed PLCs. Including: Geronimo Marketing, Freeport Leisure Plc and Richmond Foods Plc.

Editorial Contacts:

Nicola Welch/Natalie Johnson
MCC International Ltd
Tel: 01962 888 100
Fax: 01962 888125