Datacastle RED Version 4 with Mac OS X and Enhanced Microsoft Windows Azure Platform Support Launched at Gartner SYMPOSIUM ITxpo 2010

Datacastle RED version 4 addresses enterprise concerns about data backup security in the cloud

Oct 19, 2010, 08:00 ET from Datacastle

SEATTLE, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Datacastle, a market leader for business resiliency solutions for the mobile workforce, today announced the release of Datacastle RED version 4, the latest version of the company's single-agent, policy controlled backup and endpoint data protection solution for laptops, tablets and desktops in the enterprise.  Datacastle RED version 4 includes support for Mac OS X and addresses the concerns many enterprises have about data backup security in the cloud with enhanced support for the Microsoft Windows Azure platform. Datacastle will debut Datacastle RED version 4 at the Gartner SYMPOSIUM ITxpo 2010 taking place in Orlando, Florida October 17-21.

"It is of paramount importance that our customers know that their high impact data can be securely stored whether on premise or in the cloud," said Ron Faith, president and CEO of Datacastle. "Since the initial roll-out of Datacastle RED on the Microsoft Windows Azure platform in the spring of 2010, we have been focused on more fully leveraging the Microsoft Windows Azure platform to optimize scalability, security and administration for our customers and partners."

With Datacastle RED running as a cloud service over Windows Azure, enterprises can rest assured that their data is secure and protected at all times. Datacastle RED operates as a native cloud service on the Windows Azure platform, leveraging Windows Azure, Microsoft SQL Azure and Azure storage tables. In addition to Datacastle RED's unique encryption policies with keys for every device and every block of data within a single file that can only be retrieved by customers, all encrypted data and metadata is stored in Windows Azure at Microsoft data centers, which are ISO 27001:2005 accredited with SAS 70 Type I and Type II attestations.

Additional enhancements in the new version further demonstrate Datacastle's commitment to a "friction-free" experience for end users and IT, including performance enhancements for silent deployments and operations, administrative enhancements for support staff to know what is happening to each device at any given time, and self-management enhancements for end users to improve control over files that are backed up.

Datacastle RED version 4 is now available from Datacastle or one of its partners in the United States, Canada, Europe or Australia. For more information call 425.996.9684 or email

About Datacastle

Datacastle makes an organization's mobile workforce resilient to the unexpected. Listed in Gartner's Hype Cycle for Storage Technologies, 2010, Datacastle RED turns vulnerable business information into a resilient, managed business asset. Datacastle empowers IT to enforce data policies and exceed compliance requirements. To learn more about Datacastle RED, visit our website or follow us on Twitter.

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