NewTech Infosystems, Inc. (NTI) released NTI Shadow v4.0, a convenient data backup solution for PC, Mac and network users.
Shadow v4.0 has been enhanced with many new features such as bi-directional sync, a graphical destination display, threshold capacity warnings and NTI Ninja tools for encryption/password protection and public/private partitioning on external USB drives.
With Shadow, backup jobs are executed
transparently in the background without disturbing the user and
without slowing system performance. Files or file groups can be
automatically backed up in their native format every time a
change occurs. With files preserved in their native format,
they can be quickly restored without requiring additional
NTI Shadow also offers scheduled backups, custom
file type filtering, version control, drag and drop file
restoring, and more. A step-by-step wizard is included to guide
the user through setup and scheduling.
New features that have been added to Shadow v4.0 include:
- NTI Ninja for USB Storage Protection - Ideal for Windows
users who take their data with them on a USB drive, NTI Ninja's
256-bit encryption technology can be used to create private and
public partitions on USB storage devices. With the Ninja tools,
users can easily access and share commonly used data on the
public partition of their drive while simultaneously
restricting and hiding access to confidential data on the
private partition of their drive. Note: Instead of Ninja on Mac
OS, Apple users have the option of encrypted DMG image files.
- Bi-directional Sync of Source and Destination Files -
Enables users to synchronize digital content stored on all
internal and external, local and/or network HDD drives,
including external USB devices such as Flash drives, mobile
drives, USB pen drives, USB (PMP) Personal Media Players, NAS
devices, and more.
- My Favorite Tabs - A new feature in the My Computer List
View, My Favorite Tabs make it even easier for users to find
the data they want to back up. My Favorite Tabs can also be
customized so files and folders can be included or excluded
from the user's favorites list.
- Show/Hide Hidden Files - Users have the choice of showing
or hiding hidden files on their computer during source
- Backup Destination Features - When choosing a backup
destination, Shadow provides a My Computer-style interface with
a Ninja Secure Drive section to make it easier to choose a
destination drive or folder. In addition to displaying the
selected source data and the destination device in a graphical
representation of the backup set, the destination's capacity is
displayed. If there isn't enough capacity, the destination
display will be grayed out.
- Backup Files/Folders Selected Display - Provides users
with a count of the total number of files and folders selected
to be backed up and the size of the backup set. Also includes
graphical displays of the available space on the user's drives.
- Destination Full Threshold Warning - Enables users to set
a warning threshold for when their destination drive is
becoming full. Once the destination drive reaches the set
threshold, the user is prompted with a warning message.
- Faster, Easier File Additions - Allows users to
right-click any file on their computer and add it to an
existing Shadow job or to create a new Shadow job.
- New GUI - The new, cleaner GUI is similar to a Web-style
interface with all the buttons at the top.
Designed for Windows XP, Vista and Mac OS X 10.4.x or 10.5.x.
NTI Shadow 4 is available to retail customers from
retail stores and NTI's online store at www.NTIus.com, as well
as other online retailers. The MSRP for NTI Shadow with NINJA
(Windows) is US $39.99 and $29.99 for the Mac Shadow 4 only
version. Businesses can obtain a Site License directly from NTI
at a discount price based on volume. Upgrades are available at
NTI's online store.