Roxio Releases Retrospect 8.2 for Mac

Faster Performance, Streamlined Workflow, and Retrospect 6 Archive Support

PR Newswire -- July 27, 2010

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Roxio?, a division of Sonic Solutions? (Nasdaq: SNIC), today announced the availability of Roxio Retrospect? 8.2 for Mac, a key update to the company's backup and recovery software that allows small and midsize businesses to efficiently protect critical data stored on Mac, Windows, and Linux servers, desktops, and notebooks. Retrospect 8.2, the first release since Roxio took over the product line in May, delivers as much as three-times faster network backup performance, adds 64-bit addressing to enable the backup of volumes containing tens of millions of files, and includes user interface enhancements that simplify workflow and management tasks.

Another major feature included in Roxio Retrospect 8.2 for Mac is the ability to restore from backups created with Retrospect 6. This feature addresses a key request from users who wanted to upgrade to the Retrospect 8 platform, but didn't want to manage and maintain a version 6 install in order to perform restores of older archived backups.

"Retrospect 8.2, the latest addition to the Roxio product family, is a significant product update that provides users of previous versions with a very clear and straightforward upgrade path to the vastly superior architecture and performance of version 8," said Matt DiMaria, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Roxio. "With more than two decades of field-proven expertise, millions of users worldwide and a price point that's a fraction of other solutions, Retrospect 8.2 is ideal for individuals and businesses looking to quickly and efficiently protect critical data."

First introduced in 2009, Retrospect version 8 was redesigned from the ground up with a state-of-the-art interface, a powerful core engine, and a range of new features and enhancements. Positioned between Apple's Time Machine and enterprise-level backup applications, key capabilities of the Retrospect 8 product line include:

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