KUALA LUMPUR â€“ July 10, Tuesday – SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL), today introduced to its Continuous Data Protection (CDP) series the capability of using a CDP appliance as an offsite data backup solution. CDP Box-to-Box Backup provides a comprehensive solution for backing up and restoring data remotely without using third-party offsite facilities, giving users and managed service providers control over their data backup and recovery solutions.
SonicWALL CDP Box-to-Box Backup is an offsite backup and recovery solution operating in conjunction with local SonicWALL CDP devices. The SonicWALL Box-to-Box Backup solution automatically receives data from CDP appliances on a continual basis. All data is securely transmitted and encrypted with an AES 256-bit encryption key. In the event that a local disaster occurs or the local site CDP unit fails, IT administrators can recover data from the remote CDP device through a simple-to-use interface.
In a typical configuration, a local CDP appliance backs up servers, workstations, and laptops. Using Box-to-Box Backup, customers can set up a second CDP appliance at a remote location to back up the data stored on the local CDP appliance. The offsite CDP appliance can also be configured to backup multiple local CDP appliances.
“Box-to-Box Backup allows our customers to take control over their data backup and recovery solutions. And we believe that there is positive demand for what SonicWALL has to offer to help improve organizationsâ€™ business critical resources”, said Mark Gill, Managing Director of ACA Pacific Technology Sdn. Bhd., SonicWALLâ€™s distributor in Malaysia. “Box-to-Box Backup creates new business opportunities for us, and we have no doubts that it is one of the best value-added solutions we have to offer to satisfy the growing needs of our diverse customer base.”
Using Box-to-Box Backup, the most current copy of data can rapidly be recovered after a disaster strikes, reducing business downtime from hours and days to minutes and seconds. This capability allows employees have the most recent data at their fingertips within minutes and business to be up and running as usual.
“With Box-to-Box Backup, our partners are able to offer their customers a more rounded out backup and recovery solution for disaster readiness,” said Matthew Bolton, Product Manager for SonicWALLâ€™s Continuous Data Protection business unit. “We wanted to make our Continuous Data Protection solutions more appealing to prospective customers. Box-to-Box Backup allows our partners to host and manage their customersâ€™ offsite data backup and also to reach the set of customers that want to manage their own data backup and recovery solution completely.”
SonicWALL Box-to-Box Backup is available immediately. A separate license and current support contract are required in order to utilize Box-to-Box Backup. This service runs on SonicWALL CDP Version 3.0 firmware. Current users of CDP appliances will automatically have their appliances updated to Version 3.0.
About SonicWALL, Inc.
Founded in 1991, SonicWALL, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures comprehensive network security, email security, secure remote access, and backup and recovery solutions. SonicWALL is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol SNWL. For more information, please visit the company web site at http://www.sonicwall.com/