Welcome!

News Feed Item

GFI MAX Backup 14.1 Provides MSPs with Easier Data Protection Capabilities

Improvements to seed loading capabilities, real-time notification features and continuous restore functionality help partners to protect, monitor and recover customer data more quickly

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.

GFI Software corporate logo.

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.

About GFI

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.

For more information
GFI Software
Please email David Kelleher at [email protected]
GFI - Malta: Tel: +356 2205 2000; Fax: +356 21382419
URL: http://www.gfi.com

Davies Murphy Group
Please email Jason Gass at [email protected]
Tel: +1 781 418 2439

Disclaimer

Copyright © 2014 GFI Software. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. To the best of our knowledge, all details were correct at the time of publishing; this information is subject to change without notice

Logo- http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120330/NE79547LOGO

SOURCE GFI MAX

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by ...
Sanjeev Sharma Joins November 11-13, 2018 @DevOpsSummit at @CloudEXPO New York Faculty. Sanjeev Sharma is an internationally known DevOps and Cloud Transformation thought leader, technology executive, and author. Sanjeev's industry experience includes tenures as CTO, Technical Sales leader, and Cloud Architect leader. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Sanjeev is recognized at the highest levels of IBM's core of technical leaders.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that’s changing with microservices architectures. In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks, will focus on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into “the network” for DevOps.
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science" is responsible for guiding the technology strategy within Hitachi Vantara for IoT and Analytics. Bill brings a balanced business-technology approach that focuses on business outcomes to drive data, analytics and technology decisions that underpin an organization's digital transformation strategy.
Containers and Kubernetes allow for code portability across on-premise VMs, bare metal, or multiple cloud provider environments. Yet, despite this portability promise, developers may include configuration and application definitions that constrain or even eliminate application portability. In this session we'll describe best practices for "configuration as code" in a Kubernetes environment. We will demonstrate how a properly constructed containerized app can be deployed to both Amazon and Azure ...
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Ed Featherston has been named the "Tech Chair" of "FinTechEXPO - New York Blockchain Event" of CloudEXPO's 10-Year Anniversary Event which will take place on November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York will present keynotes, general sessions, and more than 20 blockchain sessions by leading FinTech experts.
Apps and devices shouldn't stop working when there's limited or no network connectivity. Learn how to bring data stored in a cloud database to the edge of the network (and back again) whenever an Internet connection is available. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Ben Perlmutter, a Sales Engineer with IBM Cloudant, demonstrated techniques for replicating cloud databases with devices in order to build offline-first mobile or Internet of Things (IoT) apps that can provide a better, faster user e...
In this presentation, you will learn first hand what works and what doesn't while architecting and deploying OpenStack. Some of the topics will include:- best practices for creating repeatable deployments of OpenStack- multi-site considerations- how to customize OpenStack to integrate with your existing systems and security best practices.
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of ...
"Peak 10 is a national cloud data center solutions managed services provider, and part of that is disaster recovery. We see a growing trend in the industry where companies are coming to us looking for assistance in their DR strategy," stated Andrew Cole, Director of Solutions Engineering at Peak 10, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The now mainstream platform changes stemming from the first Internet boom brought many changes but didn’t really change the basic relationship between servers and the applications running on them. In fact, that was sort of the point. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Gordon Haff, senior cloud strategy marketing and evangelism manager at Red Hat, will discuss how today’s workloads require a new model and a new platform for development and execution. The platform must handle a wide range of rec...
Rodrigo Coutinho is part of OutSystems' founders' team and currently the Head of Product Design. He provides a cross-functional role where he supports Product Management in defining the positioning and direction of the Agile Platform, while at the same time promoting model-based development and new techniques to deliver applications in the cloud.