Tuesday, February 20, 2007

ONTRACK DATA RECOVERY ANNOUNCES 80 PERCENT GROWTH IN CANADIAN PARTNER PROGRAM MEMBERSHIP OVER PREVIOUS YEAR

Program Growth Signals Growing Trend of Preemptive Data Protection

TORONTO , ONTARIO, February 20, 2007 - Ontrack Data Recovery, the industry’s leading data recovery provider, announced today that the company's Partner Program membership in Canada grew 80 percent in 2006, signaling a clear trend in preemptive data protection for corporations, OEMs and service providers.

"The explosive growth of our Partner Program continues to underscore not only the need for data recovery services, but also the growing trend of pre-disaster data protection planning," said Derek Conklin, partnership manager for Ontrack Data Recovery in Canada. "Historically, data recovery has been reactive - considered only after a data loss crisis occurs. However, recent events and new data management policies have forced organizations of all sizes to begin considering data recovery much more proactively, making it a more integral part of their overall disaster and business continuity planning."

Ontrack partners benefit from access to the world's most technically advanced data recovery products and services, without having to invest in the personnel and technology themselves. The program's streamlined, single-point-of-contact approach promotes centralization as businesses continue to consolidate their operations. Additional benefits such as frequent-user discounts and privileges, worldwide training and support, and new online tools that provide real-time, direct access to Ontrack's data recovery specialists, help ensure fast, personalized and cost effective service.

Additionally, Ontrack Data Recovery saw an increase of 100 percent in data recovery jobs from Canada alone in 2006. With a full service recovery lab in Toronto, Ontrack is the only data recovery company in Canada to offer a full suite of recovery solutions enabling recovery anywhere, anytime from virtually any operating system, storage or media type and cause of data loss. The company’s recovery solutions include Remote Data Recovery™ service, In-Lab and On-site service, Easy Recovery ‘Do-it-Yourself’ software and VeriFile, an industry unique full pre-service evaluation package.

For more information about the Partner Program, contact Derek Conklin at (dconklin@krollontrack.com) or visit www.ontrackdatarecovery.ca for additional details.

About Ontrack Data Recovery
Ontrack Data Recovery (www.ontrackdatarecovery.ca) is the largest, most experienced and technologically advanced provider of data recovery products and services worldwide. Ontrack is able to recover lost or corrupted data from virtually all operating systems and types of storage devices through its do-it-yourself, remote and in-lab capabilities, using its hundreds of proprietary tools and techniques. Ontrack Data Recovery is a brand name of Kroll Ontrack Inc., a technology services subsidiary of Kroll Inc., the global risk consulting company.