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Leading desktop protection and content security solution, NetSupport Protect, now features disk protection and rollback technology in one package - delivering affordable, high availability computing.

Software developer, NetSupport Limited, are pleased to announce the availability of NetSupport Protect (version 1.5 BETA) which now includes as standard an innovative disk protection technology, providing a highly efficient and effective solution for restoring a computer system as a result of damaged drivers, accidental file deletion, malicious activity etc.

Rob Hawkins, Development Director, said: “Many organisations ignore the business and financial implications of system downtime. That’s because they still think in the “disaster recovery” paradigm, rather than recognising the impact of high availability as a key business advantage. It’s a business process that ensures business continuity and in today’s economy, system uptime is absolutely crucial.”

NetSupport Protect already provides two-fold system management – firstly, the ability to protect and lock down a desktop computer to avoid unwanted or malicious changes to the system, thereby securing operational integrity; and secondly, NetSupport Protect provides controls over user behaviour, thus maintaining operational efficiency and safeguarding business critical content, including end point security, application controls and network management. This latest update provides an alternative to desktop lockdown, namely the ability for a system to be flexible in its use, secure in the knowledge that if errors occur, the system can be restored in full on a simple reboot. Windows Vista is also fully supported.

Unlike traditional disk imaging solutions, NetSupport Protect constantly monitors changes to the operating system and supporting files and then records any changes ready for restoration, thereby removing the need for initial disk imaging and providing an instant restoration when needed.

A recent ICSA survey suggested file corruption and data loss were increasingly common and, when combined with productivity losses, were the single most significant cost associated with a technology disaster. In addition, a recent “cost of downtime” survey by IDC suggested 32% of data loss was caused by human error.

System downtime can destruct businesses, educational establishments and end users. Traditionally this downtime can be broken into three distinct categories: planned, semi-planned and unplanned. NetSupport Protect focuses on providing both a proactive and reactive offering to address the issues of semi and unplanned events (such as software failures, operator error, malicious acts or technology limitations) by being unique in providing both desktop protection and desktop restoration in a single, simple to use solution.

A fully functioning evaluation copy can be downloaded at

About NetSupport Limited

With its Headquarters based in the UK, NetSupport specialises in the development and promotion of commercial software solutions to manage and support Local and Wide Area Computer Networks. Its flagship products are the highly successful NetSupport Manager Remote Control and PC Management application, NetSupport DNA, offering advanced Enterprise Asset Management, NetSupport School, the leading Interactive Classroom and Training Software solution and NetSupport Protect, its advanced Desktop Protection and Endpoint Security program.

NetSupport and its derivatives are sold worldwide and enjoy market-leading status in many countries. NetSupport is recognised as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the EU, consistently included within the Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 Awards (6 years running) and was recently voted the No 1 UK Technology Exporter (European Technology Forum).

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