Tuesday, September 25, 2001


New Version adds Internet Security, World-Class Virus Protection, New PC Maintenance Tools and Support for Windows XP

MINNEAPOLIS – September 25, 2001 – ONTRACK Data International, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONDI), a provider of data availability software and services, today introduces Ontrack® SystemSuite™ 4.0, a fully integrated suite of software utilities for Microsoftâ Windowsâ systems – including Windows XP – with one step PC maintenance, optimization and security. Ontrack SystemSuite 4.0 offers best of breed utility software including an advanced personal firewall, world-class virus protection, and updated optimization and PC cleaning tools.

Ontrack SystemSuite 4.0 is a combination of seven advanced and fully integrated utilities - Fix-It Utilities TM 4.0, NetDefenseTM personal firewall, VirusScannerTM Pro, CrashProofTM, EasyUninstallTM 2.0, DataEraserTM Personal Edition, and Crisis CenterTM - designed to work and act like one software program. In addition, Ontrack SystemSuite 4.0 includes Ontrack’s award-winning file manager PowerDesk® 4 Pro.

“Ontrack SystemSuite 4.0 addresses many of the concerns and demands of the PC user today. With the proliferation of Internet use, anti-virus software and personal firewalls are now required for a safe PC computing environment,” said Jon Eisele, director, Ontrack PC utility software. “Ontrack made significant enhancements to the anti-virus software included in SystemSuite, and added an advanced personal firewall in partnership with Sygate Technologies. These additions, along with other PC maintenance software enhancements, make Ontrack SystemSuite 4.0 the most complete PC security and PC maintenance package available in a fully integrated product.”

Like its predecessor, the new version of Ontrack SystemSuite provides extensive hardware diagnostics, crash prevention and protection, hard disk imminent failure warning and repair, registry repair and optimization tools, Internet clutter removal and cleanup, a state-of-the-art data recovery tool, a permanent hard drive data erasing tool, and more. Ontrack SystemSuite 4.0 also includes these new and improved features:

NetDefense Firewall - Powered by Sygate Technologies, NetDefense personal firewall is an advanced bi-directional intruder defense system critical for any PC that connects to the Internet. NetDefense protects users’ PCs from hackers and other malicious intruders.

VirusScanner Pro – Advanced virus protection allows users to scan for an array of viruses, including Boot Sector, Macro, Trojans, and Worms, in real-time or on demand. VirusScanner Pro now scans email as it arrives and files as they are opened, and supports both POP3 and Microsoft Exchange email clients. Updates are downloadable 24 hours a day from the Ontrack website to ensure that users always have the most current protection available.

Improved Disk Defragmenter – Defragments even faster than before.

One-Step Maintenance Wizards – Four easy-to-use wizards allow users to speed up, fix, or clean their systems, or perform an all-in-one tune up.

AutoUpdates – Automatically alerts the user when new updates are available for download through the Ontrack website. This feature ensures that users will always have the most current version of the program and the most up-to-date virus definitions, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Clock Synchronizer – Synchronizes the PC clock with a known, accurate Internet time source.

Windows Error Message Tracker – Collects and logs all Windows error messages, along with detailed information on what caused the errors.

Emergency Response Manual – Provides step-by-step instructions on how to restore a non-bootable system and recover critical data that has been lost.

EasyUninstall 2.0 – Includes the latest version of Ontrack’s uninstaller software for easily removing unwanted programs, files and Internet clutter.

Ontrack SystemSuite 4.0 is compatible with Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000 and XP and sells for an MSRP of $59.95. More information about this new software package is available at http://www.ontrack.com/systemsuite/. The product will be available in retail stores in early October, and a subscription-based version of this product, branded “My PC Tools,” also will be available in October. More information about My PC Tools will be available at a later date.

About Ontrack
Ontrack provides data availability software and service solutions, helping customers protect, manage, recover and discover their valuable data. Using its hundreds of proprietary tools and techniques, Ontrack can 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. Ontrack DataTrail™ electronic discovery solutions helps companies, law firms and federal agencies quickly and cost-effectively recover electronic information for use in legal matters. Ontrack also offers award-winning PC utility software programs and services to help prevent critical data loss through a broad line of problem-solving, file-management and productivity utilities. Ontrack can be reached through its World Wide Web site at http://www.Ontrack.com or by calling 800-872-2599. In addition to its Minneapolis headquarters, Ontrack operates other locations in Los Angeles, Boulder, CO., Washington D.C., New York, London, Paris and Stuttgart. Ontrack also makes its data recovery services available in Tokyo through its strategic alliance with Y-E Data, a company with over 25 years of experience in storage devices.