DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GFI MAX™ today announced the release of GFI MAX Backup 14.1. This major update contains several new enhancements designed to improve efficiency of backup processes. The updates also help administrators to better manage data backups and address any issues that may occur. Enhanced seed loading processes, optional version based retention, real-time notification for failed backups, and automated continuous restore capabilities are among the new customer-requested additions to the solution.
New features include:
Seed-load Protection Boost – Full integration of the seed loading tool into the GFI MAX Backup GUI allows MSPs to perform seed loading processes at any time, even while backing up to the LocalSpeedVault. With this new functionality, customers' devices remain protected while the seed disk is being transferred. This helps to overcome network bottlenecks and avoid a backlog of unprotected data from accumulating while backup processes are occurring.
File-Level Versioning – New file versioning options allow partners to set more precise retention policies for file system and network folder backups. This is especially important for files that do not change often and provides more recovery options for files outside of the overarching retention policies in place across the customer's organization. By setting a number of versions to retain, organizations can expand their options when recovering important files after a significant loss of data.
Continuous Recovery – Following a successful initial backup, organizations can automate the restoration of data to a physical standby system or virtual machine. By continuously restoring incremental backups after they happen, partners can maintain a nearline storage system that can be brought online immediately in the event of a significant outage or loss of data. This feature can also be used to selectively update protected data sources on a remote system used internally for reporting or disaster recovery testing.
Real-time Failed Backup Alerts – Event-driven notifications provide MSPs with real-time, granular email alerts of failed backup operations. This allows them to take remedial action immediately before issues get worse. MSPs can establish custom email communication settings for each protected system that will notify them and/or their customers of failed backups as they happen.
Overview Enhancements – Improvements to the solution's overview page make it much easier to determine if an organization's data is adequately protected. MSPs are provided with more summary information including the last backup for each data source and mouse-over summaries of job histories for individual days.
"Protecting customers' data and making it available rapidly in the event of a problem is one of the highest priorities for MSPs. With the new features introduced in this release of GFI MAX Backup, we are responding directly to customer feedback on what they need to deliver this effectively," said Dr. Alistair Forbes, general manager of the GFI MAX business unit. "In particular, the enhancements to the seed loading process and the continuous recovery feature are both major benefits to MSPs, which allow them to deliver faster initial protection and near real-time recovery services to their clients."
Pricing and Availability
The latest version of GFI MAX Backup is available now. For information on pricing and to learn more about the solution, please visit http://backup.gfimax.com/. Try it for free at: http://backup.gfimax.com/trial/backup/en/
MAX 2014 Customer Conferences
GFI MAX will host its fourth annual series of customer conferences in Gold Coast, Queensland in Australia on September 1-2, Orlando, Florida in the U.S. on September 8-10, in London, England on September 22-23, and in Dusseldorf, Germany on September 29-30. The events will be focused on helping MAX customers to accelerate their businesses and maximize the customer experience for their own clients. For more information or to register, please visit http://conferences.gfimax.com
About GFI MAX
GFI MAX helps IT Support Companies and MSPs grow monthly revenues from existing customers, attract new customers with affordable, high-value, easy-to-use services and deliver proactive, cost efficient services to grow an IT business profitably. GFI MAX provides a range of integrated software solutions built specifically for IT Support Companies and MSPs that are fast to implement, low effort to manage and fully brandable, so your customers see their value. The GFI MAX platform enables MSPs to provide managed antivirus, managed online backup, remote support, email security, automated monitoring, patch management, asset tracking, alerting and viewing and reporting all from a single dashboard.
GFI Software™ develops quality IT solutions for small to mid-sized businesses with generally up to 1,000 users. GFI® offers two main technology solutions: GFI MAX™, which enables managed service providers (MSPs) to deliver superior services to their customers; and GFI Cloud™, which empowers companies with their own internal IT teams to manage and maintain their networks via the cloud. Serving an expanding customer base of more than 200,000 companies, GFI's product line also includes collaboration, network security, anti-spam, patch management, faxing, mail archiving and web monitoring. GFI is a channel-focused company with thousands of partners throughout the world. The company has received numerous awards and industry accolades, and is a long-time Microsoft® Gold ISV Partner.
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