CA Adds Antivirus, Serverless Backup to ARCserve

FRAMINGHAM (06/21/2000) - Computer Associates International Inc. yesterday unveiled a new version of its ARCserve data protection software that for the first time includes antivirus features and allows for serverless backup.

CA's InnoculateIT antivirus engine, which searches for and eliminates viruses, has been addedto ARCserve 2000, said Peter Malcolm, CA's senior vice president of storage management business. Serverless backup is accomplished as data is copied from disks to tapes, bypassing the server, Malcolm said.

John Webster, an analyst at Illuminata Inc. in Nashua, New Hampshire, said serverless backup will ease users' storage management burdens.

"(It) streamlines backup and restoration operations, basically saving users time," he said.

Chris Corp, director of information technology at Houlihan's Restaurant Group, said ARCserve 2000 will allow mission-critical applications, such as inventory and accounting, to be backed up several times per day without impacting server performance. The company has restaurants in 90 locations throughout the U.S., and each restaurant is connected to a centralized data processing center at the Kansas City, Missouri, headquarters.

ARCserve 2000 supports the Active Directory and COM+ database protection features in Windows 2000. It also supports active clustering, which enables data protection to continue even if a server failure occurs.

Webster said CA is the most recent storage management software vendor to support Windows 2000, joining companies such as Veritas Software Corp. and Legato Systems Inc.

"Just about every new SAN, backup and storage management product promised (or being released) by everybody will support Windows 2000," he said.

Pricing for ARCserve 2000, which will be released July 1, will start at $695.

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