ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The financial impact of computer viruses in terms of both clean-up costs and lost productivity is escalating rapidly. Even before the Nimda virus surfaced last week, analysts were estimating that viruses had already caused in excess of $10B in damage this year. In order to help email administrators minimize the damage caused by these viruses and recover more rapidly, OTG Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: OTGS), a leading provider of online data storage, data access and email management solutions, is highlighting how its customers are minimizing the financial and business impact of viruses by using its EmailXtender(TM) product, and specifically the EmailXtract(TM) component. For example, Davenport & Company LLC had recently been hit by ILoveYou variants that propagated inside its firewall. Using EmailXtract, the company was able to purge the viruses from the system within an hour -- returning the system to full productivity. In addition, since EmailXtract purged the entire message, rather than just stripping the virus infected attachment, users were not concerned about ongoing infection from the virus. "I was impressed with how quickly EmailXtract found and purged the infected messages letting me get back on-line within 30-45 minutes, versus the 4-5 hours it took with another pra protection strategy, enterprises need a multi-prong approach to help ensure that they can protect their essential business daaccess strategies, EmailXtender is rapidly gaining acceptance from both end-users and our worldwide channel partners," said Richard Kay, President and CEO, OTG Software. "We continue to support our channel by providing these types of value-add solutiontrators to precisely scrutinize the content of messages and attachments so they can quickly identify and eliminate infected messages, minimizing the impact of a virus infection. When the system is under attack, administrators can monitor the system to eliminate infected messages before they can reach end-user desktops and cause further damage. In addition, this same feature can be used to eliminate spam and other junk mail, as well as email that contains inappropriate or objectionable material. "Computer viruses are becoming more prevalent and virulent, and will continue to find ways around traditional firewall protections," says David Druker, Consulting Research Analyst, at Ferris Research. "Enterprises should seek solutions like OTG's EmailXtender, that help them recover and quickly return to full productivity." For more information about how EmailXtender can improve your overall data protection strategy, contact OTG at 800-324-4222 or firstname.lastname@example.org . About OTG Software OTG Software provides next-generation data management and collaboration solutions that virtualize storage for any type of data, including files, messages and databases, while providing easy and transparent access. OTG's application-oriented approach supports all platforms with open architecture solutions that scale from the department to the enterprise, and integrate seamlessly to store, track and retrieve information. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, the company has a customer base of over 15,000 organizations and a global network of VARs, distributors, and OEMs. Infinite Storage. Immediate Access.(TM) http://www.otg.com This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking information. Without limiting the foregoing, references to future growth or expansion are forward-looking, and words such as "anticipates," "believes," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," "should," "will," and "would" and other forms of these words or similar words are intended to identify forward-looking information. You should read statements that contain these words carefully because they discuss our future expectations, contain projections of our future results of operations or of our financial position or state other forward-looking information. There may be events in the future that we are not able to predict or control accurately, and any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include: (i) the ability to recruit and retain qualified technical and other personnel in a highly competitive market, (ii) market acceptance of our new and future products, (iii) the growth and adoption rate of Windows NT, Windows 2000, UNIX and Linux (iv) growing competition and (v) our ability to maintain and manage our growth. We undertake no obligation to update or supplement this information. For additional information regarding risk factors that could affect our future results, please refer to the discussions of "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000, filed with the SEC on March 7, 2001, and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2001, filed with the SEC on August 13, 2001. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X82010444
SOURCE OTG Software, Inc.