Symantec has introduced a Windows backup and recovery system that enables administrators to automatically copy recovery points to a remote server using FTP, or to an external hard drive or network share.
Symantec said Backup Exec System Recovery 8 includes flexible offsite protection, as well as a restore option that enables organisations to recover Microsoft Exchange mailboxes, folders, messages, and attachments. It is integrated with Symantec's ThreatCon global security alerting system.
It integrates with the Altiris management platform to enable administrators to control backup tasks from a familiar interface and database framework. In addition, it said Backup Exec System Recovery 8 can communicate to external USB drives and run backup jobs.
Pat Hanavan, vice president of product management at Symantec, said: "Today's mission-critical environments must be quickly recoverable in the event of a system failure or disaster to avoid the revenue and employee productivity losses that too often result from downtime.
Backup Exec System Recovery 8 enables administrators to get their Windows systems back up and running fast so they can meet strict recovery time objectives with confidence and minimise the impact of system downtime."