Continuity Software Launches U.S. Operations With Boston Headquarters and New York Sales Office

Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) Solutions Provider Premiers RecoverGuard™ Software and Announces First U.S. Strategic Channel Reseller Agreement

(DRM) solution that detects gaps (i.e., configuration errors) and infrastructure vulnerabilities in real-time, in order to eliminate the risk of data loss or corruption in the face of a natural or manmade disaster. RecoverGuard’s unique ability to understand the relationships and interdependencies between IT infrastructure elements and the disaster recovery (DR) replication environment ensures that all production configuration changes are successfully applied to the remote hot site. With RecoverGuard, customers can now automate and validate the

Boston, MA (June 11, 2007) – Continuity Software™, a leading provider of Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) solutions, today announced it has launched operations in the United States, with a Boston headquarters office and a New York sales office, to support the data protection needs of U.S. customers. In conjunction with the U.S. company launch, the company formally introduced its RecoverGuard™ software, replication infrastructure gaps and configuration vulnerabilities detection solution.

RecoverGuard software is a groundbreaking Disaster Recovery Management most critical aspect of their DR environment – ultimately ensuring their business protection goals.

“The business risk associated with non-recoverable recoveries is almost incalculable,” said Steve Duplessie, founder and senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). “If standard local backup recoveries fail at a rate of 20% plus, remote recoveries are probably two-to-three times that – and finding out during a real-time crisis is no way to live.”

“Until now, there has simply been no realistic visibility into a full remote recovery operation. With all the interdependencies and such limited test capabilities, even the largest companies in the world really don’t know if they will be able to recover from a significant outage,” added Bob Laliberte, analyst, ESG. “Products such as Continuity Software’s RecoverGuard are long overdue, and should help shine light on the faults that keep critical recoveries from happening, well before a crisis.”

Continuity Software also announced today, its first U.S. strategic channel partner, Fusion Risk Management, a leader in delivering end-to-end solutions that fuse regulatory compliance, security, disaster recovery, and business continuity requirements.

“We at Fusion Risk Management recognize that while the vulnerabilities and threats companies face are endless, the funds to address them are not,” said David Nolan, founder and CEO, Fusion Risk Management. “By working with Continuity Software, we can offer a means by which customers can ensure that their information protection and recovery program is effective, efficient, and economical.”

“Today, few would argue the need for a reliable and verifiable disaster recovery infrastructure and strategy. However, while most IT executives will state that they indeed have one in place, when asked if they truly trust it to protect their information and applications in the face of a natural or manmade disaster, many will reluctantly admit that they hope they never truly need to find out,” said Gil Hecht, founder and CEO, Continuity Software. “Our conversations with these customers are simple. We offer them the opportunity to run our software for 48 hours, after which we will provide a report detailing all of the problems in their DR environment. 100% of the time, we are able to identify vulnerabilities and ‘gaps,’ or areas where when changes were made to the production environment, they were not appropriately implemented at the DR site.”

The Continuity software RecoverGuard No-Risk Assessment offers customers the opportunity to deploy RecoverGuard on up to 30 servers, for 48 hours. At the end of the 48 hours, a comprehensive report is delivered to the customer that details such areas as the complete topology and navigational model of the datacenter and DR environment, a thorough description of the risks and threats to the production and DR environments, an all-inclusive list of optimization opportunities, as well as an SLA analysis.

Hecht continued, “At this point, given the choice between inevitable data loss if faced with a disaster versus the implementation of a non-intrusive, scalable, easy-to-deploy, and cost effective disaster recovery management solution, the decision is easy.”

RecoverGuard software is generally available. It is sold on an annual license basis.

 Continuity Software Management Expertise

The Continuity Software management team is comprised of seasoned professionals possessing in-depth experience with the unique challenges inherent in building a world-class business continuity strategy, in the public, private, and government sectors.

 Gil Hecht, Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Gil Hecht has served as CEO of Continuity Software since founding the company in 2005. He is responsible for setting the vision for the company in order to maintain its leadership position in the Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) space. Prior to founding Continuity Software, Mr. Hecht was the founder, chairman, and CEO of Savantis Systems, the leading provider of database virtualization solutions. Before founding Savantis, Mr. Hecht served as vice president of business development for Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN), a market leader in Software Security. He originally joined Aladdin as a research and development (R&D) manager, during which time he was responsible for the conception and development of several of its successful commercial products.

 Steve Santos, Vice President of Sales

With over 20 years of senior sales management experience in the IT industry, Steve Santos currently serves as vice president of sales for Continuity Software. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Santos held the position of vice president of sales and channels at Revivio, Inc. (acquired by Symantec), the world’s leading provider of continuous data protection (CDP) solutions. During his tenure at Revivio, he was responsible for leading the company’s go-to-market strategy, and for driving its direct sales, channel program, and OEM partnership efforts. Prior to Revivio, he spent over five years at Dothill Systems, a publicly traded, leading network storage provider, where he was responsible for the North American sales organization and was instrumental in helping the company grow to $250M in revenues. Previously, Mr. Santos was vice president of sales and marketing for East Coast Electronics, a custom, application-server startup, where he oversaw direct and channel sales and was responsible for growing revenues from zero to $37M in just 5 years.

 Doron Pinhas, Vice President, Field Operations

With over 17 years of experience in data storage and information management, real-time applications, operating system design and development, as well as open systems and networking architecture definition, Doron Pinhas has held the position of vice president of field operations since joining Continuity Software in 2005. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Pinhas spent over eight years with Xpert Integrated Systems LTD., a leading Israeli systems integrator (SI). First holding the position of COO, he was later responsible for launching Xpert’s highly successful Business Continuity Solutions division. Prior to joining Xpert, Mr. Pinhas served in the Israeli Defense Force for over 10 years as a senior product developer and system architect, retiring as a Major.

 Yacov Zakai, Vice President, Research & Development

Yacov (Yaki) Zakai has served as vice president, research and development, since joining Continuity Software in 2005. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Zakai held the position of vice president, research and development (R&D) of NexPerience, a leading innovator in Mobile User Experience Assurance solutions. Prior to joining NexPerience, Mr. Zakai held senior R&D management positions with Mercury Interactive (NASDAQ: MERQ), a global leader in Business Technology Optimization, where he was responsible for leading the development efforts for several of the company’s most successful product lines; and with Motorola Semiconductor.

 About Continuity Software

Continuity Software™ is a leading provider of Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) solutions. Its revolutionary RecoverGuard™ software mitigates data protection and disaster recovery (DR) risks by detecting replication infrastructure gaps and configuration vulnerabilities between customers’ primary production and disaster recovery sites. With RecoverGuard software, customers can now confidently validate their DR strategy, and ultimately, ensure their business continuity and data protection goals. For further information, please visit: www.continuitysoftware.com, email: info@continuitysoftware.com, or call: 888-782-8170 (United States) or +972.9.962.0600 (Israel).

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