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
"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
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